Gāteau Truffe or Chocolate Truffle Cake

Preparation Time is 25 minutes and cooking time is 40 minutes; Refrigeration Time: 3 hours


How to Make It:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Melt chocolate and butter in a bain-marie (double-boiler) without ever letting the water boil. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Whisk egg yolks with the sugar and then gently stir in the chocolate.
  4. Beat the egg whites until firm and "snowy". Gently stir into batter.
  5. Pour 2/3 of batter into a buttered cake pan. Bake for 40 minutes. Put the remaining 1/3 of batter in the refrigerator -- it's going to make the truffle cream!.
  6. Let cake cool off and then remove from cake dish. Very carefully, cut the cake into two disks (cut in half lengthwise.)
  7. Whisk the remaining third of batter to give it a little volume and air.
  8. Gently spread half of batter "cream" on one disk. Cover with other disk. Spread the rest of the batter on the top. Put in refrigerator for at least 3 hours.


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