Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Chocolate Fudge Cake With Mint Chips

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The Valentines cake I made was a huge hit!  The consistency was so moist it was almost like fudge.  Yum!!  I know the directions seem more complicated.  But it wasn’t at all hard, and I’ll definitely be making it again! 

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup vegetable spread (I used a light version for the cake body)
  • 6 squares (1 oz. ea.) bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped, OR 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • Pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 Tbsp. vegetable spread (here, I substituted a little more than half real butter and the rest light vegetable spread, and added about 1/3 C of powdered sugar)
  • 10 squares (1 oz. ea.) bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped, OR 1-2/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Extra chocolate and mint chips for garnish.  I imagine butterscotch would also be yummy!

Directions:

For CAKE, preheat oven to 350°. Grease 9-inch round cake pan, then line with parchment or waxed paper; set aside.

Melt spread with chocolate in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally; set aside to cool slightly.

Beat egg whites with salt in medium bowl with electric mixer until stiff peaks form; set aside.

Beat egg yolks with sugar in medium bowl with electric mixer until light and smooth, about 2 minutes. While beating, slowly add chocolate mixture until blended. Beat in flour. Fold in egg whites with spatula just until blended. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake 30 minutes. (Note: Toothpick inserted in center will NOT come out clean.) Run knife around rim of cake to loosen cake from sides of pan; cool 15 minutes on wire rack. Remove cake from pan and cool completely.

For GLAZE, melt vegetable spread (or real butter if you like) with chocolate in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally. Spread warm glaze over cake.

Optional: Decorate with Chocolate and Mint chips.  The mint chips were delicious with it, and my guys were fighting over the pieces with the most green.  :) 

4 comments:

Christina said...

That sounds SOOOOOOOooo good! Maybe you could just overnight me a piece. ; )

Keetha Broyles said...

It looks extremely yummy!

Mari said...

It sounds wonderful!

Lisa said...

Mmmm, you can't go wrong with chocolate and mint. Sounds like one delicious cake. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cake up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-5.html