Chocolate, moist and absolutely delicious! This is what you will get if you make this cake. We were having our friends in one night for some wine and dessert. I looked through the folder of recipes that I wanted to try and found this one. It has been hanging around for quite some time and i thought what goes better with wine than chocolate. And in this definitely fit the bill.
The coffee added brings out the flavor of the chocolate and the whiskey adds great flavor. The recipe said it would taste even better the next day, and it sure did.
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-process) plus 3 tablespoons for dusting pan
1 1/2 cups brewed coffee
1/2 cup American whiskey
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
Accompaniment: lightly sweetened whipped cream
Garnish: confectioners sugar for dusting
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 325°F. Butter a 10-inch bundt pan well, then dust with 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, knocking out excess.
Heat coffee, whiskey, butter, and remaining cup cocoa powder in a 3-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, whisking, until butter is melted. Remove from heat, then add sugar and whisk until dissolved, about 1 minute. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and cool 5 minutes.
While chocolate mixture cools, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Whisk together eggs and vanilla in a small bowl, then whisk into cooled chocolate mixture until combined well. Add flour mixture and whisk until just combined (batter will be thin and bubbly). Pour batter into bundt pan and bake until a wooden pick or skewer inserted in center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes.
Cool cake completely in pan on a rack, about 2 hours. Loosen cake from pan using tip of a dinner knife, then invert rack over pan and turn cake out onto rack.
A small town girl at heart with a passion for good food, fine wine and enjoying life. I grew up in a diner that my parents owned until the age of 13. Comfort food was always on the table when I was younger. Now I love to try more gourmet foods and share recipes with my friends
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