French Chocolate Layer Cake Recipe

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French Chocolate Layer Cake

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Ingredients

2 tsp
instant espresso powder
1/4 c
water, hot
7 oz
semi-sweet chocolate
2 oz
bitter chocolate
4
eggs, separated
4 oz
butter
2/3 c
sugar
1/4 tsp
cream of tartar
3/4 c
cornstarch, sifted

FROSTING INGREDIENTS

2 tsp
instant espresso powder
7 oz
semi-sweet chocolate
2 oz
bitter chocolate
2 Tbsp
butter

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine espresso, hot water, semisweet chocolate and bitter chocolate in double boiler filled with hot water and cover.
2
Without applying additional heat, melt the chocolate.
3
Butter two layer-cake pans, lay a sheet of waxed paper in each, and dust the pans with flour. (The pans should be able to hold about 4 cups each.)
4
Beat the egg yolks and then gradually add about 2/3 cup of sugar until the yolks are thick and lemon colored; beat butter into the chocolate mixture.
5
Add the chocolate mixture to the egg yolks and stir.
6
Beat the egg whites until foamy; add the cream of tartar, and then gradually add up to 2 tablespoons sugar.
7
Add the sifted corn starch gradually to the chocolate mixture, alternating with the egg whites - The corn starch and egg whites should be folded in to the chocolate mixture.
8
Pour half the batter into each cake pan; bake on the lower middle level of a preheated 350 oven until set on the sides.
9
Cool the cake in the pan, and then turn out onto a serving dish.
10
Combine the icing ingredients and ice the cake as you would a normal layer cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy