Chocolate and…more chocolate

April 8, 2009

Knowing how much I adore chocolate my brother had been telling me about a Truffle Cake he had tried making recently. When I was home a little over a month ago, he finally had the opportunity to make it for me.
This cake defies all previous thoughts you have had about how rich a dessert can be. It is amazing! With only three ingredients, it is basically like a huge dark chocolate bar in the shape of a cake. There is nothing light about it.
While this time of year tends to be one for fruity, spring-like desserts, for me it is also a time for chocolate. Easter and chocolate go hand in hand in my book so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share my brother’s master piece.
The recipe comes from one of those Woman’s Day special edition magazines that pop up in the supermarket check-out aisle now and again. I also found it online. The main difference is that my brother used a spring-form pan which worked out nicely.
I will warn you now this is one of those desserts where you know you can only handle a tiny sliver because it is so rich. However, about an hour later you think – mmm, another sliver sounds good about now. This could go on all night so be sure you have plenty of people to share it with!
Truffle Cake
Adapted from Woman’s Day Special: 1-2-3 Meals. Available online AOL food.
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 sticks unsalted butter
6 eggs, at room temperature
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease or spray an 8 inch spring-form pan. Cut a piece of wax paper the size of the pan, grease and place in the bottom.
Melt chocolate chips and butter. Beat eggs in a separate bowl for about 7 minutes. Fold in the chocolate and pour into the pan.
Place the spring-form pan inside another, larger pan and place in the oven. Fill the larger pan with enough boiling water to reach halfway up the outside of the spring-form pan. Lay a piece of foil over the top of the cake pan.
Bake 40 minutes, remove and let cool on a wire rack. Then cover and refrigerate until firm. Remove the outside of the pan and place the cake on a serving platter.

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  • Erica April 8, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    SOUNDS incredible!!!! Love the pattern you made on top- so pretty

  • lesley April 8, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    That looks and sounds wonderful!!

    If I had a lot of people to share it with, I’d probably actually make it. That is my kind of rich dessert! ; ) (And I know I would be the type to think an hour later, ohh, another small sliver sounds good, haha)

  • Michelle @ Find Your Balance Health April 8, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Oh I love the stripes! I am making choc cake right now and might steal that…

  • VeggieGirl April 8, 2009 at 2:40 pm


  • Mrs H April 8, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Wow! That cake sounds so good it shouldn’t be legal to make haha!

  • Jennifer @ Smart.Healthy.Green. April 8, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Thanks! Think I’ll be bringing this one to my family’s Easter gathering.

  • Maria April 8, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Oh my that looks rich! I love the decoration too! Nice job!

  • cathy April 8, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    That cake looks so decadent and delicious. Who says real food can’t taste good?

  • Ricki April 8, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    My kinda cake! And it looks beautiful, too.

  • Meghan at Making Love In The Kitchen April 8, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Is that ever decadent goodness! Love the way it was decorated. Beautiful

  • The Happy Runner April 8, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    That looks out of this world!!!!! Wow.

  • Marianne April 8, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Holy chocolate excellence batman! That looks insanely awesome, and so easy to make too 😀

  • Sarah Herman April 8, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    What a decadent and beautiful cake!

  • Heather April 8, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    that cake is so insanely beautiful! i can’t get over it!

  • kat April 9, 2009 at 6:23 am

    This reminds me of the Valentino cake we baked for Daring Bakers & it was so intense

  • laura April 9, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Wow, that looks wonderful. Must teach my brother to bake 🙂

  • Tangled Noodle April 9, 2009 at 7:59 am

    This is the kind of dessert that will make you the most popular person in the family, neighborhood, workplace, or wherever you bring it. How delicious would this be with a little cherry or raspberry wine or liqueur? Ooooooohhhhhh . . .

  • Mark April 9, 2009 at 10:07 am

    My wife will be all over this! Thanks!

  • Lori April 9, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks, everyone! So glad you liked it. The decorating was all my brother’s doing. 🙂 I just took care putting away a couple (small) slices. Ha!

  • thecleanveggie April 9, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    I can not believe that there is only 3 ingredients!!
    looks amazing 🙂

  • lauren April 10, 2009 at 7:34 am

    this looks so beautiful. I love that decoration idea! and only 3 ingredients?! wow – i may have to try this.

  • Sapuche April 10, 2009 at 11:59 am

    A chocolate cake recipe with only three ingredients is right up my alley, and on top of everything it looks beautiful. Thanks for the warning about how rich it is, though that wouldn’t stop me from cutting a large piece for myself!

  • Kevin April 10, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    That cake looks amazing!

  • Daily Spud April 12, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    That is just stunning Lori – I think the picture just speaks for itself!

  • Emily April 13, 2009 at 6:04 am

    I made this yesterday. Ohmygosh – soooo delish with a scoop of creme ice cream!!! Thank you for sharing!

  • Lori April 13, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Emily – Thanks so much for letting me know! I’m so glad it worked out well for you. 🙂