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Chocolate Magic Cake

Rated as 3.38 out of 5 Stars

"This magical confection is part pudding, part cake, entirely delicious. Dust cake with confectioners' sugar before serving. Consider serving with berries, whipped cream or your favorite chocolate sauce."
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1 h 40 m servings 249 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch baking pan.
  2. Whisk cocoa powder, flour, espresso powder, and salt together in a bowl.
  3. Combine egg yolks, white sugar, and water in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on high speed until eggs are light and creamy, about 2 minutes. Reduce speed to low and add butter and vanilla extract. Increase speed to medium; beat until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Reduce speed to low and add the cocoa mixture in 3 batches, mixing thoroughly after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl. Stir milk slowly into the batter until well combined. Pour chocolate batter into a separate bowl.
  4. Clean and dry out bowl and beaters. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar together on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold 3/4 of the egg white mixture into the chocolate batter using a spatula; pour back into the egg white bowl, folding mixture in slowly until batter is smooth but still light and fluffy. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are set and center still jiggles slightly, about 50 minutes. Let cake cool completely, at least 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 249 calories; 13.6 g fat; 29 g carbohydrates; 5.8 g protein; 104 mg cholesterol; 50 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This was very tasty but for some reason it formed a gummy crust, which we did not care for. We wound up scooping the pudding and cake part away from the 'crust'. Much better without it.

I felt like the salt amt was too much as the cake had a salty flavor in the background. Overall the cake was moist and it was more like a flan or mousse style cake. The texture was ok but not my...

I did not care for the texture of this.

This did not live up to the standards of my husbands or his family.

Followed the recipe exactly - always do that the first time. I just found that like another reviewer, the bottom layer was like a skin you would find on top of a custard which is not properly c...