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Lovely Chocolate Ganache Cake

Wow your guests with this festive show-stopper. Milk chocolate curls add a decorative touch.

19 ounces semisweet chocolate

1 cup (2 sticks) butter

5 large eggs

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 cup heavy cream

1 large piece milk chocolate for making curls

raspberries and fresh mint sprigs for garnish

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Baking Time: 50 minutes plus cooling

Serves 8 to 12

1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and lightly flour 10-inch springform pan. In saucepan, melt 10 ounces semisweet chocolate with butter over medium-low heat; stir until smooth and set aside.

2. In bowl, beat eggs at high speed 5 minutes, until thick. Add sugar; beat 5 minutes, until fluffy. Sift flour and baking powder on top; fold in. Fold in chocolate mixture.

3. Pour batter into pan; bake 20 minutes. Cover with foil; bake 30 minutes. Cool.

4. In saucepan, melt remaining semisweet chocolate in the cream over medium heat; stir until smooth. Pour over cake. Shave curls from the milk chocolate with vegetable peeler; place on cake with berries and mint.

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Written by orata

April 21, 2003 at 12:47 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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