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What To Do On Valentine's Day - Make "Chocolate Orbit Cake"

For Valentine's Day here's a plan...

Go rent "Serendipity". (Or purchase, in my opinion.)

Then make "Chocolate Orbit Cake"

One 9 3/4 oz. bar Scharffen Berger semisweet chocolate, broken into small pieces. (Or another high grade semisweet chocolate.)
15 tablespoons unsalted butter (2 sticks minus 1 tablespoon)
5 eggs, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
* Gently whipped cream (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line the bottom with a round of parchment, or wax paper, grease lightly and set aside.

In the top of a double boiler set over simmering water, combine the chocolate and butter, whisking until melted and blended. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until well-blended. Gradually whisk in the chocolate mixture until blended. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. Place the pan in a larger baking pan. Fill the larger pan with enough hot water to come halfway up the sides of the cake pan.

Cover the larger pan with foil and bake on the center rack of the oven for 90 minutes, or until the cake appears set and when you touch its center your finger comes away clean. Remove the cake pan from the water, transfer to a rack to cool completely. Serve plain or with gently whipped cream.

***This 'cake' can also make incredible brownies***

This plan is good if you spend the evening with someone... or you don't. (More cake for you!!!)

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