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Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook time: 50 to 60 minutes

Serves: 6 to 8


This is an elegant cake with a fudge like texture yet light.and creamy, and is easy to make. This cake lasts beautifully chilled in the refrigerator for up to one week.



  1. Beat eggs and ½ cup sugar together on high speed for 5 minutes in large sized bowl.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Place chocolate and coffee in the top of a double boiler, and melt until smooth on medium-low heat stirring occassionally.
  4. Remove from heat, and add vanilla.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Whip 1 cup of the cream until stiff in a chilled bowl.
  7. Set aside.
  8. Fold the chocolate into the egg mixture, and then fold in the whipped cream.
  9. Pour the batter into a 9 inch spring-form pan.
  10. Set the spring-form pan into a larger pan.
  11. Add 2 inches of hot water (note: you may choose to wrap foil around the bottom of the spring-form pan to ensure that no water seeps in. I have found this to not be necessary.
  12. Please check to make certain the spring-form pan is securely closed before pouring in the batter).
  13. Bake the cake in a pre-heated 350°F degree oven for 1 hour (note: as ovens vary, check the cake 50 minutes into baking time. The center of the cake should be firm to the touch).
  14. After baking, carefully remove spring-form pan from the water bath, and set on a rack to cool completely, about 3 hours.
  15. Cover with plastic wrap and place into refrigerator to chill for at least 10 hours.
  16. When ready to serve the cake, whip the remaining 3 cups of cream with the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar.
  17. Remove the cake from the refrigerator.
  18. Gently release the sides of the spring-form pan.
  19. Slice and top each serving with the whipped cream with a dusting of cocoa.