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Dessert A la Blog

Wednesday, March 9, 2005; Page F06

Most bloggers who post recipes on their Web sites say desserts get the best response. If this recipe, from Clotilde Dusoulier's Chocolate & Zucchini blog, is typical of what's posted, it's no wonder.

The recipe is from "I Want Chocolate!" by Trish Deseine (Laurel Glen, 2003):


Chocolate Cake

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line an 8-inch cake pan with parchment paper; if using a nonstick pan, you can just cut out a circle to line the bottom.

Melt 7 ounces, or 14 tablespoons (200 grams), of butter with 7 3/4 ounces (220 grams) of good quality dark chocolate. If melting in the microwave, be sure to do it slowly, blending with a spoon between each pass. Add scant 1 1/4 cups (250 grams) of sugar and let cool a little. Then add 5 eggs, 1 by 1, mixing well with a spoon after each addition. Finally, add a rounded tablespoon of flour and mix well. Pour the dough in the pan, and resist the urge to just dive headfirst in the pool.

Bake for 25 minutes. The recipe says the very center can still be a little trembling, but mine wasn't. Let the cake cool down a bit, then turn out on a rack to cool completely. Serve warm or wrap tightly in plastic wrap, refrigerate and take it out about an hour prior to serving the next day.

Recipe tested by Renee Schettler; e-mail questions to food@washpost.com

Per serving (based on 12): 329 calories, 4 gm protein, 31 gm carbohydrates, 27 gm fat, 129 mg cholesterol, 13 gm saturated fat, 28 mg sodium, 1 gm dietary fiber

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