New This Month

This dense, single-layer cake is especially easy because it's supposed to look imperfect and requires no frosting. The cake pairs nicely with coffee ice cream.

Source: Blueprint, March/April 2007



Similar Recipes


How would you rate this recipe?
  • anabakhlava
    3 JAN, 2012
    This cake was delicious. I modified a little by substituting almond extract instead of vanilla. To accompany I added a modified version of chocolate sauce from the Jack Daniels Chocolate Sauce recipe from Mustards Grill in Napa, substituting dark rum. Topped with homemade whipped cream (tiny bit of almond extract instead of vanilla). I agree with the other review that you could substitute some semi for the bittersweet. I'm not a chocoholic, but this is one cake you must make.
  • rschmorr
    21 JUN, 2010
    i served this cake last night and it was delicious. it was simple to make (even with separating the dozen eggs), the flavor was intensely chocolate, but not overly sweet; in fact, i think you could substitute semisweet chocolate for some of the bittersweet. it was VERY moist. and smooth. i sprinkled slivered almonds over the powdered sugar dusting and served it w/ coffee ice cream, which i don't think was the best pairing. a chocolate sauce or simple whipped cream would have been better.

I'm in the mood for:

  • breakfast
  • lunch
  • dinner
  • dessert
  • an appetizer
  • a cocktail
{{secDropdownPreword}} {{secDropdownTitle}}
  • that's eggy
  • that's fruity
  • that's hearty
  • that's healthy
  • that's simple
  • that's a smoothie
  • that's a casserole
  • that's off the beaten path
  • that's light
  • that's packable
  • that's speedy
  • that's warming
  • that's kid-friendly
  • that's comforting
  • that's quick
  • that's healthy
  • that's a sunday dinner classic
  • that's vegetarian
  • that's seasonal
  • that's chocolaty
  • that's an american classic
  • that's easy
  • that's fruity
  • that's salty and sweet
  • that's over the top
  • that's crowd pleasing
  • that's simple
  • that's for a cocktail party
  • that's a dip or spread
  • that's healthy
  • that's cheesy
  • that's shaken not stirred
  • that's bubbily
  • that's good for a crowd
  • that's ideal for brunch
  • that's seasonal
  • that's simple
  • that's artisanal
See Recipes