Decadent Chocolate Cake

A while back I cooked a decadent chocolate cake and it was delicious. I wanted to share the recipe that I received from Chef John at

This cake probably comes in second to the chocolate cake my wife made for my birthday recently. It is very rich, and very firm. It is very similar to a chocolate cheesecake. Here is what you need:

For Cake:
One 9 inch cake pan.
18 ounces semi-sweet chocolate-Preferred 62% cacao but I used less
10 tablespoons unsalted butter
One tablespoon plus one teaspoon sugar
One tablespoon plus one teaspoon flour
Five large eggs(room temperature)

Take your 9 inch pan and butter all the surface area with your fingers. This should create a very thin film on the pan. Take teaspoon of flour and dust the inside of the pan until coated with flour.

In a boiler safe mixing bowl, add 10 tbsp of butter and 18 ounces of chocolate.

In a double boiler simmer about 6 cups of water. When simmering turn heat down to low.

Place chocolate and butter over boiler and allow to melt, stirring occasionally. 

Once it has all melted, turn off heat and set to side until needed.

In a mixing bowl or mixer bowl add one tablespoon of sugar and five eggs.

Mix eggs and sugar until it creates a thick white mixture

Add one tbsp flour. Still well.

Mix about 1/4 of egg mixture into chocolate mixture. Stir until mixture is incorporated. Add chocolate mixture into rest of egg mixture. Fold until you have a light batter.

Place mixture in baking pan and shake to evenly distribute. Place into a 425 degree oven for 14 minutes. The top should still 
jiggle slightly. Allow to cool to room temperature then cover and place on freezer for about and hour.

Raspberry Sauce:
1 ½ pounds of raspberries
3 teaspoons lemon juice
¼ cup sugar
Water to thin out sauce

Rinse raspberries and place into a sauce pan. Add lemon juice, sugar, and one tbsp water. Cook on medium heat until sugar is dissolved and raspberries are broken down. Don't simmer! 

Put sauce through a mesh strainer and strain well. You should have a nice thin sauce. Allow to cool to room temperature then put in fridge for about 45 minutes.

Once everything is cooked, take it out, slice, place and eat. Awesome? I do believe so yes.