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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Rosemary Ganache

This rich cake is the essence of moist, dense and chocolaty. A silky chocolate ganache infused with rosemary really takes it over the top. —Kelly Gardner, Alton, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 8 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • GANACHE:
  • 9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs

Directions

  • Line the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan with parchment; grease the paper. Place pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Securely wrap foil around pan; set aside.
  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine the chocolate, butter and wine over low heat, stirring constantly while melting. Remove from the heat. Cool to room temperature.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla until frothy and doubled in volume, about 5 minutes. Gradually fold eggs into chocolate mixture, one-third at a time, until well blended. Pour into prepared pan. Place springform pan in a large baking pan; add 1 in. of hot water to larger pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 28-32 minutes or until outer edges are set (center will jiggle). Remove springform pan from water bath. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; remove sides of pan. Invert onto a serving platter; remove parchment.
  • Place chocolate in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream and rosemary just to a boil. Remove from the heat; discard rosemary. Pour cream over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Cool slightly, stirring occasionally. Pour over cake. Chill until set.
To make ahead: Cake can be made a day in advance. Cover and refrigerate. Remove from the refrigerator 1 hour before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 435 calories, 35g fat (20g saturated fat), 156mg cholesterol, 121mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • scjbtmn7
    Nov 23, 2015

    Wow! This cake was great and I wouldn't have thought it could get any better until the rosemary ganache was added. This is a must try!

  • BrownSkip
    Aug 31, 2013

    Absolutely awesome. I get requests to make this!!!

  • Karen112
    Nov 7, 2012

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