For good times, but not for the faint at heart; extremely rich and dense chocolate cake.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9 inch springform pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and 1/8 cup sugar. Press into the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan.

  • In saucepan, cook and stir chocolate and whipping cream over low heat until chocolate is melted. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.

  • In a separate large bowl combine eggs, 3/4 cup sugar and flour. Beat for ten minutes, until fluffy and lemon colored. Fold 1/4 of egg mixture in chocolate mixture to lighten; then fold chocolate mixture back into egg mixture. Pour into crust lined pan.

  • Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 45 minutes, or until puffed around edges and halfway into the middle. Cool in pan for 20 minutes. Remove sides of springform pan. Allow to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

453 calories; protein 7.6g 15% DV; carbohydrates 50.1g 16% DV; fat 27.1g 42% DV; cholesterol 130.3mg 43% DV; sodium 154.5mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2003
This is so delicious! That's probably why it's in the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook but under another name... all the same worth having once a year (that's about how often a heart can take it!). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/30/2005
I was very disappointed in this cake. The layer on top was hard. I had planned on taking it to a carry in but had to scrap it and whip up something else. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
05/29/2005
I was very disappointed in this cake. The layer on top was hard. I had planned on taking it to a carry in but had to scrap it and whip up something else. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/12/2005
A harsh disappointment. I was excited to taste this "truffle like rich great cake" and after spending over 15 for the ingredients (I used some good quality chocolate) I must say I was disheartened. The middle took a lot longer to set and the the whole cake hardened on the outside layer and I ended up taking it off and discarding it. It did not taste very rich at all and I did NOT like it with a graham cracker crust. I would suggest using a shortbread crust. It is dense though so grab your glass of milk...you're going to need it! But that's a good thing. I will keep searching for something richer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2003
This recipe is delicious but very dense rich moist and chocolately. It has a truffle-like texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2003
This is so delicious! That's probably why it's in the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook but under another name... all the same worth having once a year (that's about how often a heart can take it!). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I love this recipe but I am having a problem with it. At 45 minutes 325 degrees the inside is still very moist and a very hard layer forms on top that I have to peel off and throw away. I have to let it cook over an hour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2008
This was GREAT! I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out absolutely YUMMY! The cake did form a "crust" on top as it baked...but it didn't affect the cake at all. The cake was like a cross between a truffle and a brownie. yum yum yum. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
One of the most incredible chocolate experiences...even better with a raspberry sauce Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Absolutely delicious...rich chocolately...anyone who loves chocolate will adore this masterpiece!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2006
was a hit with my family for Christmas but a bit bitter for me Read More
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