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Gateau au Chocolat

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Course: Endings
Cuisine: French
Keyword: cake, chocolate


  • 4 large Eggs, separated
  • 4-4oz. bars German's Sweet Baking Chocolate
  • 4 Tbs. Granulated White Sugar
  • 4 Tbs. All-Purpose Flour


  • Preheat oven to 425°.
    Butter and line, with wax paper, a 9x5 loaf pan.
  • Melt chocolate, in large bowl, over a double boiler. Remove from heat.
    Melt butter in chocolate with spatula. Set aside.
  • Beat egg whites to stiff peaks. Set aside.
    With same beaters, beat egg yolks until thick and light in color.
    While beating constantly, slowly add sugar, then flour and beat until just combined.
  • Stir egg mixture into chocolate mixture.
    Fold egg whites into chocolate and egg mixture. It may not fully combnie, this is okay.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
    Reduce oven temperature to 350°.
    Bake for 25 minutes.
    Let cool completely on rack, Cake will settle like a cheesecake.
  • Refrigerate for 4 hours until chilled.
    Slice and serve with a dusting of confectioners sugar.
    You can add chocolate curls, whipped cream and/or fresh berries.