December 02, 2004
Chocolate Coated Chocolate Cake

recipe thursday This isn’t just chocolate cake, it’s flourless chocolate cake. And it’s not just flourless chocolate cake, it’s the cake you will compare all other cakes to. After you have this cake, all other cakes (chocolate and otherwise) will pale in comparison. So bake at your own risk.

This is adapted from an Epicurious recipe. It is one of the few recipes in which I will specify brands, but the chocolate matters.

Chocolate Coated Chocolate Cake
serves 1-20 depending on the people

5 100 gram Lindt Excellence 70% Coaco bars
3 75 gram Cote d’Or “Noir et Noir” chocolate bars
3/4 c butter
6 eggs
12 Tblsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c cream
1/2 c corn syrup

Break 4 Lindt bars into pieces. Chop butter into pieces. Melt them together over low heat, stirring frequently. Allow to cool to lukewarm.

Separate the eggs. Beat the yolks with 6 Tbsp sugar until light and frothy. Add vanilla. Spoon in the melted chocolate and stir until smoothly incorporated.

Whip the egg whites into medium peaks, adding remaining sugar (6 Tblsp) gradually. Fold into chocolate mixture.

Pour into a greased spring-form or loose bottomed cake pan. Bake at 350 for about 50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with crumbs.

Alow the cake to cool; it will fall a bit. Release sides of the pan, flatten the cake to a consistent thickness, and invert onto a serving plate.

Chocolate coating:
Chop remaining chocolate (1 Lindt bar and three Cote d’Or bars) finely. Simmer cream and corn syrup. Remove from heat. add chocolate and stir until it melts.

Spread the top and sides of the cake with about half the coating. Freeze cake for ten minutes to set the glaze, then coat with the rest of the chocolate. It’s thick and makes nice swirls.

Allow to chilled for about 2 hours. Serve at room temperature.

Posted by kuri at December 02, 2004 11:59 PM


This sounds so yummy. Just one question…..where in the world would I find this chocolate?!?!?!

Posted by: Wendy on December 4, 2004 04:53 PM

At last December came. How many times am I going to bake cake in this month and next month?? for some Christmas parties with my students, friends, family, and for the birthdays of my dauther, and myself.
I’ll try to bake this cake. Thak you.

Posted by: Mieko on December 5, 2004 04:45 PM

Wendy: Lindt dark cocoa bars are available in pretty much any drugstore or supermarket (I’m sure Fred Meyer has them). I found the Cote d’Or bar here:

Posted by: Jennie on December 10, 2004 11:46 AM

very nice when served with a berry coulis.

Posted by: T on December 13, 2004 11:39 AM
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