Notes on the Love-Child version
This version that is near and dear to my.
The original recipe was developed for the fluffy version. One day I lost my whisk to the dishwasher, hence the fork-stir. Thus a better and badder version was discovered ❤
How to Devour: Use the cake centre as fudge to spread over the crispy outer area.
Ingredients (8 servings)
8 oz dark semisweet chocolate chips (40-50% cocoa)
2/3 cup (140 g) butter
1 cup (210 g) sugar
4 heaped tablespoons (1 dl) all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1½ teaspoon baking powder or 1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons Crème fraîche (or sour cream in a pinch)
- Preheat oven to 350 deg F (Gas mark 4 or 180 deg C).
- Line a circular 10 inch (25 cm) spring-form cake pan (>=3 inches tall*) with greaseproof or other non-stick paper and grease the tin.
*The cake will rise to 3 inches and collapse when cooled.
Bowl #1, Microwave safe, >=2 cup capacity
- Melt butter in microwave (I use 1m @ 80% power).
- Add chocolate chip, microwave 1 minute @ 90% power
- Let sit until chips are melted
- Stir together with DRY fork (if wet, chocolate would seize)
Bowl #2, >=8 cups capacity
A. IF a dense product (love-child of brownie and chocolate collapse cake) is desired:
- Add all other ingredients, sift flour and cocoa powder for best effects.
- Stir with fork – no more than 15s
Whisk would introduce too much air and it won’t be dense
Don’t worry too much about the lumps
- Slowly fold in the content of Bowl 1.
- Bake for 10m, then check every 2 minutes until you see this:
When you GENTLY shake the cake pan, the outer 3” does not jiggle, while the middle jiggles and is a little shiny (as in, look wettish).
- Remove from oven, let cool for 5m.
B. IF a fluffy cake-like product is desired:
- Whisk eggs with sugar until fluffy
- Sift in flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and vanilla extract.
- Slowly fold in the melted butter and chocolate and the sour cream.
- Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, approximately 30 minutes.
Original Recipe before modification 2007: http://www.cacaoweb.net/deathbychocolate.html