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    Ritz-Carlton Chocolate Bourbon Cake

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    4 hrs

    30 mins

    3 hrs 30 mins

    ElaineAnn's Note:

    For chocoholics only! Can't tell you which newspaper published this or when (another one of Mom's clippings). When the original requested recipe arrived it listed the ingredients for 15 cakes! Doug Flick, assistant pastry chef recalculated to make a single 9-inch cake and tested the reduced version in the Ritz-Carlton kitchens.

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    1. 1
      Soak currants in bourbon and water overnight, or heat liquid and let currants soak for 1 hour.
    2. 2
      Beat egg yolks and confectioners' sugar to full volume, until thick and lemon colored and mixture forms a ribbon.
    3. 3
      In a clean bowl, with clean beaters, beat whites, gradually adding granulated sugar, t soft peaks.
    4. 4
      Add yolks to whites and mix at medium speed. Add melted butter until incorporated.
    5. 5
      Remove from mixer and fold in melted chocolate, walnuts, and currants (with 2 tablespoons of liquid they soaked in).
    6. 6
      Add flavorings and fold in cake flour. Pour into a greased and floured 9-inch springform pan lined with baking parchment.
    7. 7
      Place pan on a large sheet of heavy-duty foil wrap and shape to contour of pan at least halfway up. Bake in a water bath (a roasting pan filled halfway with water will do) at 275° about 3 to 3 1/2 hours, or until a knife poked in center is just a little moist. Don't be alarmed by crust forming on top; the top will be turned over and become the bottom.
    8. 8
      When cake is cool, remove from pan and turn over. Melt the remaining 8 ounces of chocolate and the butter separately. Add the butter to the chocolate and mix well.
    9. 9
      Pour over the cake, frost top and sides and refrigerate until firm.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 05, 2007


      I chose this recipe ~ believe it or not ~ to make for an AA meeting that my other half was attending to celebrate his sponsor's 36th year of sobriety! Somehow I felt it was appropriate, although I DIDN'T tell anyone how the raisins were soaked! I'd never actually baked a cake this way before, so was a little apprehensive! But, not to worry ~ It came out perfect & was a great success! Many thanks for sharing this great recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Ritz-Carlton Chocolate Bourbon Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (175 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 742.9
    Calories from Fat 460
    Total Fat 51.1 g
    Saturated Fat 28.5 g
    Cholesterol 155.3 mg
    Sodium 44.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 70.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.4 g
    Sugars 51.7 g
    Protein 9.5 g

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