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Rich Chocolate Cake Recipe

Rich Chocolate Cake Recipe

For Valentine's Day and other special occasions, I treat my sweeties to this fudgy cake. Even a small slice satisfies the biggest chocolate craving.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min. + cooling YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 2-2/3 cups (16 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • Fresh raspberries and fresh mint, optional


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 10-in. springform pan and wrap bottom of pan with heavy-duty foil; set aside.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, combine chips, butter, cream and sugar; cook over low heat until chocolate is melted, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir until smooth. Pour into a large bowl; cool.
  • 3. In another large bowl, beat eggs on high 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat into chocolate mixture, a third at a time, until well blended. Stir in vanilla.
  • 4. Pour into prepared pan; place on a baking sheet. Bake 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs (top will crack). Cool on a wire rack (cake will settle). Cover and chill 1 hour. Run a knife around edge of pan before removing sides.
  • 5. For glaze, in a large saucepan, combine chips, cream, butter and corn syrup; cook over low heat until chocolate is melted; stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; stir until smooth.
  • 6. Spread enough of the glaze over top and sides of cake to cover. Chill 10 minutes. Repeat with remaining glaze. Chill overnight. Serve with raspberries and mint if desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 417 calories, 29 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 150 mg cholesterol, 178 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Rich Chocolate Cake

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2013

"This cake is everyone's favorite dessert in my family! I added 10 min. to the baking time though."

Reviewed Sep. 9, 2012

"DELICIOUS! I made this for my mother's birthday and we all loved it! The recipe was amazing and so simple. The cake had an almost cheesecake like texture and taste. I will definitely be making it again and I might even put a graham cracker crust in the next one just to see. I will definitely be recommending this cake to lots of people including my friends that can't have gluten! YUMMY!"

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

"Made this for our Valentine's Dinner, nothing but kudos for the taste, texture, and overall appearance. Served it with Strawberries and a real whipped cream!! Yummy! Well worth the time spent making this decadent desert!!"

Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

"extremely rich cake. Very good. I thought a little too much vanilla was used and by placing it on the baking sheet it was a little too gooey in the middle maybe next time i will cut the vanilla in half and take away the baking sheet half way through"

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"My girlfriends always suggest that I make this cake when they come over or for when we together. Very rich and addicting!"

Reviewed Jun. 2, 2010

"Delicius recipe"

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2010

"I followed recipe to the tee and it fell completely flat as a pancake. There was no taste to it either. Will not try again. I do not want to take a chance in wasting that many eggs."

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2009

"glad the comments mentioned "flourless cake" cause that was my first thought...hmmm..must be missing some ingredients. Can't wait to try it chocolate!"

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2009

"This cake is soooo good!! If you are thinking about trying it, but not quite sure, this cake is a sure hit."

Reviewed May. 23, 2008

"This cake is AWESOME! Any person would love this cake - and to a chocoholic, it's heaven! Even better than the "flourless" chocolate cake I've had at an exclusive club restaurant! And I didn't think the directions were really very involved either - easy to make, hard to stop eating!"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.