Recipes from Suzanne Sommers Suzanne Sommers Cookbook
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Decadent Chocolate Cake
Serving Size: 6 - 8
The original recipe for this cake appeared in my first cookbook, Eat Great, Lose Weight. It's the mascot of all Somersize cakes! Now I've re-tested it with my SomerSweet Dark Chocolate and it's better than ever.
Ingredients
7 oz. (47 squares) SomerSweet Dark Chocolate, chopped
11 Tbsp. unsalted butter
4 large eggs, separated
2 Tbsp. SomerSweet
1/3 c. white whole wheat flour
6 oz. (38 squares) SomerSweet Dark Chocolate, chopped
1 c. heavy cream
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Butter and flour a 10-inch round cake pan.

  3. Melt the 7 ounces chocolate and the butter in a double boiler (or in a bowl or smaller saucepan placed over a bigger saucepan of gently boiling water).

  4. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.

  5. Set aside.

  6. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks with your Somersize Electronic Mixer until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

  7. Slowly add SomerSweet and continue to beat until mixture is pale yellow.

  8. Fold in the chocolate mixture.

  9. Sift flour over the top and beat just until it disappears.

  10. Set aside.

  11. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form.

  12. Fold half of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture.

  13. Gently fold in the remaining half.

  14. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  15. Tap pan a few times on counter to remove air bubbles.

  16. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.