Course : Desserts
Serves: 1
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8 ounces semisweet chocolate -- chopped
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks) -- cut into small pieces
5 large eggs -- separated
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Dash salt
1 Dash cream of tartar
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Preparation / Directions:

Melt chocolate in bowl set over simmering water. Add sugar and mix well. Stir in butter 1 piece at a time and blend well. Remove bowl from over water and add egg yolks 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Beat in cocoa. Let cool 5 minutes, stirring often. Beat egg whites with salt and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form. Gently stir 1/3 of whites into chocolate mixture, then fold remaining whites into chocolate mixture; DO NOT BEAT. Whip heavy cream to soft peaks still pourable. Carefully fold cream into chocolate mixture until well blended. pour into 9x5-inch glass loaf pan or 1 1/2-quart mold; DO NOT USE METAL. Chill at least 10 hour or overnight. Just before serving, moisten a towel with hot water. Wrap towel around pan or mold and invert onto platter. Slice marquise into serving portions.


Nutritional Information:

2174 Calories (kcal); 164g Total Fat; (60% calories from fat); 53g Protein; 187g Carbohydrate; 1180mg Cholesterol; 649mg Sodium

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