Flourless Chocolate Cake
Created by Michael Lomonaco (Nightly Specials)
It's good stuff—with the most addictive results!
Servings: Makes 12 servings
Ingredients
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter , room temperature, plus extra for buttering pan
  • 10 ounces good-quality semisweet chocolate , preferably French or Belgian, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • Confectioners' sugar for dusting
Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly butter a 9-inch round springform pan with removable bottom. Line bottom with parchment paper; butter parchment.

In the top pan of a double boiler over simmering water, melt chocolate, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat and whisk butter into chocolate until butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Set aside.

In a small, heavy pot over high heat, bring sugar and corn syrup to a boil, swirling pot occasionally to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.

In the bowl of a heavy-duty electric mixer with wire whisk attached, beat eggs and yolks at medium-high speed until thick and frothy, 5 to 6 minutes. Reduce speed to medium low and carefully pour hot sugar syrup into beaten eggs in a thin, steady stream, avoiding the beaters. Remove bowl; use a rubber spatula to fold chocolate mixture into egg mixture.

Pour chocolate mixture into prepared pan. Place pan on a cookie sheet. Bake until cake has risen and set, 45 to 50 minutes. Move pan to a cooling rack and let cool completely. Run a thin, sharp knife around cake to loosen; remove from pan. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight.

Let cake stand until room temperature and dust lightly with confectioners' sugar before serving.

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