Nothing says “I am interested in you”, :I want to get in your pants", or “I love you” like home baking. This chocolate cake recipe from Epicurious is no exception. Many of my former lovers have promised me their first-born children in exchange for just one more bite of this truffle like cake. The laughable part is that this cake is dead easy to make. Onward to the recipe!
For this cake, you will need the following:
4 ounces of bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
½ cup of butter
¾ cup of sugar
3 large eggs
½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and butter an 8-inch round pan. Line the bottom with a circle of buttered parchment paper.
Once you have all your ingredients it is time to do science to them.
Set up a double boiler. If you don’t have one, simply take a metal bowl and place it over a pot with a tiny bit of simmering water. Add the chocolate and butter to the metal bowl. Once the chocolate mixture begins to melt remove it from the heat and whisk in the sugar. Add the three eggs and whisk well. Next add the cocoa powder and mix until just combined. Pour your batter into the buttered pan and bake in the middle of the oven for 25 minutes. Once baked let the cake cool in the pan for 5 minutes, after which you may invert it onto a serving platter. Don’t eat the parchment paper, peel it from the cake and throw that part in the garbage.
Now all that is left to do is the dishes and to enjoy the fruits of your labour.
While this cake may be used to impress potential mates, it is completely acceptable to keep it all for yourself.
Republished from The Quill print edition, Volume 107, Issue 22, February 14th, 2017.