French Chocolate Cake

This classic French sponge cake is a dense cake that is delicious dusted with confectioners' sugar and served with lightly sweetened whipped cream or a fruit coulis. Cut it into 10 generous pieces.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Generously grease a 9-inch springform cake tin. Dust with a little sugar, and tap out the excess. Set aside 3 tablespoons of the sugar. Place...


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 10 (1 ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 dash cream of tartar
  • salt to taste
  • confectioners' sugar, for dusting (optional)

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