This is a great treat for all you chocolate lovers out there.

Carol
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line two 8 x 4 x 3 inch loaf pans with waxed paper.

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  • Beat the egg whites until stiff. Beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form.

  • Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Blend in water. Remove from heat, and add egg yolks; beat vigorously until smooth. Add sugar, and mix well. Fold whipped cream into chocolate mixture. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.

  • Separate ladyfingers. Line bottom of each pan with single ladyfingers. Cut remaining ladyfingers in half crosswise, and use to line the sides of the pans. Fill with chocolate mixture. Chill 12 to 24 hours. Unmold. Serve with additional whipped cream if desired.

Nutrition Facts

168.9 calories; 3.1 g protein; 17.9 g carbohydrates; 73.9 mg cholesterol; 37.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2003
This is an adult chocolate lover's dream!! It really should not be wasted on children. Give them a pudding snack and they'll be just as happy...this is for the Mommas and the Daddies. I've made this many times with different variations on the same theme and was only disappointed once...when the dogs got into it first.:( I've added walnuts used Chocolate Wafer Cookies instead of ladyfingers used a spring form pan...which give it an 'ooohh lala' appearance made two layers to give it a more interesting texture (something you can sink your teeth into) and topped it with fresh whip cream and fruit or chocolate shavings. And semi-sweet chocolate chips work great...and easy to find. My favorite is all of them together. I am not a lover of cooking but this is one of my guilty pleasures. This is as good as anything you can get in a restaurant!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2016
The picture shows something other than ladyfingers on the bottom since ladyfingers aren't dark brown. Why not either make the actual recipe and photograph that or give the recipe that matches the photograph? Read More
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2003
This is an adult chocolate lover's dream!! It really should not be wasted on children. Give them a pudding snack and they'll be just as happy...this is for the Mommas and the Daddies. I've made this many times with different variations on the same theme and was only disappointed once...when the dogs got into it first.:( I've added walnuts used Chocolate Wafer Cookies instead of ladyfingers used a spring form pan...which give it an 'ooohh lala' appearance made two layers to give it a more interesting texture (something you can sink your teeth into) and topped it with fresh whip cream and fruit or chocolate shavings. And semi-sweet chocolate chips work great...and easy to find. My favorite is all of them together. I am not a lover of cooking but this is one of my guilty pleasures. This is as good as anything you can get in a restaurant!! Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2003
This is an adult chocolate lover's dream!! It really should not be wasted on children. Give them a pudding snack and they'll be just as happy...this is for the Mommas and the Daddies. I've made this many times with different variations on the same theme and was only disappointed once...when the dogs got into it first.:( I've added walnuts used Chocolate Wafer Cookies instead of ladyfingers used a spring form pan...which give it an 'ooohh lala' appearance made two layers to give it a more interesting texture (something you can sink your teeth into) and topped it with fresh whip cream and fruit or chocolate shavings. And semi-sweet chocolate chips work great...and easy to find. My favorite is all of them together. I am not a lover of cooking but this is one of my guilty pleasures. This is as good as anything you can get in a restaurant!! Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2005
This recipe is AMAZING! I live overseas and couldn't find ladyfingers so I used nilla wafers and layered it in a spring form pan. I also sliced strawberries and put them on top. Everyone I serve it to wants the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2003
I have been looking for this recipe - a childhood favorite! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2007
My grandma used to make a variation of this and user chocolate wafer cookies is much easier and tastes much better! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
Yum! This worked out excellent! Solved my chocolate need for the next couple of days. This one is a keeper and I'm afraid I'll be making it quite often! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2010
I was really torn between giving this four or five stars... It was really good and easy to make (I did make a couple changes to the assembly I made it in a springform pan with the ladyfingers arranged along the edge and added a oreo crumb crust). I also used terry's chocolate orange for the chocolate which added an amazing flavour! I suppose the reason I was hesitant to give a five was that although I liked it how I made it I think it would be a four without the crumb crust... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2007
This is very good. Not a quick recipe to make though. The assembling is a little bit tricky. We actually got it wrong and then thought we made it wrong. We only were able to fill one loaf pan about half full with chocolate and then we noticed we cut the lady finger the wrong way. I assume it's supposed to be a very thin dessert. Everyone did love it and the choc. filling has a good flavor. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2006
This was super easy to make and tastes great! I brought it to a Christmas eve party and it went like hotcakes! Very good! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
It seems unfair if I rated this recipe 4 stars because I didn't follow it to the letter. I prefer oreo crust rather than ladyfingers. I used ordinary dark chocolate that contains 62% cocoa for more bitterness. I found it a bit too sweet for me so next time I will add a bit more of whipped cream (300 ml). But overall I have to say this cake is perfect when I crave for a chocolate treat. It's light fluffy bitter and sweet. Oooh yum! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2016
The picture shows something other than ladyfingers on the bottom since ladyfingers aren't dark brown. Why not either make the actual recipe and photograph that or give the recipe that matches the photograph? Read More