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Chocolate Cake With Grand Marnier

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Servings: 10
Categories: Cakes / Chocolate / Desserts

14  ounces  Semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
3/4  cup  Plus 2 tbsp unsalted butter
10    Egg yolks
1  cup  Granulated sugar
1  tablespoon  Vanilla extract
1  tablespoon  Grand Marnier (orange, liqueur)
1  teaspoon  Lemon juice
10    Egg whites
1/2  cup  Granulated sugar
    Powdered sugar
2  cups  Heavy cream, whipped

Chocolate Cake with Grand Marnier Melt chocolate and butter in double boiler. Set aside to cool slightly. Beat yolks and 1 c sugar until smooth; stir in vanilla, Grand Marnier and lemon juice. Blend in chocolate mixture. Beat egg whites in large mixer bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1/2 c sugar; beating until stiff peaks form. Stir 1 c of whites into chocolate mixture, then fold in remaining whites. Pour batter into greased and floured 10 or 12 inch springform pan. Bake in preheated 250 oven 2 1/2 hours. (That's what is says, two and one-half hours.) Cool completely on rack before removing pan. Sprinkle cake with powdered sugar. Serve with whipped cream. Serves 10 to 12.

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