French Chocolate Layer Cake

French Chocolate Layer Cake Recipe

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


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

How to Make French Chocolate Layer Cake


  • 1Combine espresso, hot water, semisweet chocolate and bitter chocolate in double boiler filled with hot water and cover.
  • 2Without applying additional heat, melt the chocolate.
  • 3Butter 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.)
  • 4Beat 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.
  • 5Add the chocolate mixture to the egg yolks and stir.
  • 6Beat the egg whites until foamy; add the cream of tartar, and then gradually add up to 2 tablespoons sugar.
  • 7Add 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.
  • 8Pour half the batter into each cake pan; bake on the lower middle level of a preheated 350 oven until set on the sides.
  • 9Cool the cake in the pan, and then turn out onto a serving dish.
  • 10Combine the icing ingredients and ice the cake as you would a normal layer cake.

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About French Chocolate Layer Cake

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

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