Chocolate Damnation

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You’ll Need:

Brownie Shell
2/3 cup butter or margarine
4 ounces semisweet chocolate
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs, well beaten
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Procedures : Melt butter with chocolate in saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and add sugar and eggs. Combine flour, baking powder and salt and beat into chocolate mixture. Add vanilla.

Line a greased 15 x 10-inch jellyroll pan with wax paper. Pour in batter and spread evenly. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cake should be soft, not crisp. Turn out on rack and cool. Invert on towel and peel off paper.

12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate squares or pieces
1/4 cup strong coffee
2 eggs, separated
1/4 cup coffee liqueur
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup whipping cream
Brownie Shell
Chocolate Glaze
Chocolate curls

Combine chocolate and coffee in top of double boiler and melt over hot water. Remove from heat. Beat egg yolks until page yellow in color and stir in some of the chocolate mixture. Return to chocolate in pan, stirring until smooth. Gradually stir in liqueur and cool. Beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add sugar and beat until stiff.

Whip cream until stiff. Fold cream into cooled chocolate mixture, then fold in egg whites. Line bottom and sides of a greased 9-inch square baking dish with brownie shell, cutting strips for sides and a 9-inch square for bottom of mold. Turn filling into cake-lined mold and cover with plastic wrap. Chill 3 to 4 hours or until firm.

Invert onto serving platter. Glaze with Chocolate Glaze. Let glaze set and decorate with chocolate curls. Cut in very thin slices to serve. Makes 20 to 30 servings.

Note: To make chocolate curls, bring 1 ounce square of semisweet chocolate to room temperature. With a vegetable peeler, scrap thin curls of chocolate from sides of square onto wax paper.

Chocolate Glaze
4 ounces semisweet chocolate
3 tablespoons strong coffee

Combine chocolate and coffee in top of double boiler and melt over hot water

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