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Rich and Thick Gateau au Chocolat

Rich and Thick Gateau au Chocolat

This is a slightly bitter Gateau au Chocolat.
Great for Valentine's Day, too.

Ingredients: 18 cm diameter mold

Chocolate (sweet)
100 g
Unsalted butter
60 g
Heavy cream
70 g
(A)
Egg yolks
4
Granulated sugar
30 g
(B)
Egg whites
4
Granulated sugar
60 g
(C)
Cake flour
48 g
Cocoa powder (unsweetened)
22 g

Steps

1. I used this baking chocolate.
2. Preparation: Grease the mold with butter (not listed), and line with parchment paper. Finely chop the chocolate. Sift the (C) dry ingredients.
3. Add the chopped chocolate and butter into a bowl over a double boiler, and melt completely. When it becomes thick and creamy, remove from the double boiler, and let it cool.
4. Add (A) into a different bowl, and whip until the mixture becomes white and thick.
5. Add Step 3 into 4, and mix well.
6. Add the heavy cream to Step 5, and mix well.
7. Switch to a spatula. Add (C) and mix well until it's no longer floury.
8. Add the egg whites from (B) into a different bowl, and whip until soft peaks form. Add the granulated sugar in 2 ~ 3 batches, and whip until it becomes lustrous.
9. Add Step 8 to 7 in 2 ~ 3 batches, and mix well.
10. Pour Step 9 batter into the mold, and smooth out the surface.
11. Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes at 170℃.
12. It looks like this after baking.
13. Sprinkle powdered sugar and it's done.
14. It was crumbly rich, thick and delicious.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a slightly bitter Gateau au Chocolat for adults.