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8 Pepper Chocolate Maniac Cake

8 Pepper Chocolate Maniac Cake

This was the most popular cake we created when we were caterers. This dessert is for those who are prepared to confront their chocolate demons - head on.

Ingredients

  • 5 Tbsp  water
  • 10 Tbsp sugar
  • 12 Tbsp unsalted butter, cubed
  • ½ lb (250 gr) bitter chocolate, in pieces
  • 2 tsp 8 pepper blend, ground
  • 4 eggs

Method

  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 325°F. Butter an 8-inch spring-form mld with a teaspoon of butter. Coat the bottom of the circular mold with silicone paper.

  2. 2

    Pour water and half the sugar into a pot. Bring to a boil and remove from heat when sugar has dissolved. Add butter and chocolate. Mix until everything melts and becomes smooth. If necessary, return to low heat, mixing constantly. Incorporate 8 pepper blend and set aside.

  3. 3

    Put eggs and remaining sugar into a mixing bowl and beat until it quintuples in volume (6-8 minutes).

  4. 4

    Incorporate melted chocolate into egg mixture using a spatula. Pour into mold.

  5. 5

    Put the mold in a bain-marie Pour 1 inch of water into the bain-marie. Bake in oven. Remove cake when it begins to rise in the middle (20-25 minutes).  Note : A toothpick stuck in the middle of this flourless cake should NOT come out clean.

  6. 6

    Let cool at least 6 hours.

  7. 7

    Cut chocolate maniac cake with a knife that has been soaked in hot water or use a spoon to serve.

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