Snack Recipes – Chocolate Sin Cake

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Chef Sheilah Kaufman demonstrates how to make chocolate sin cake with canola oil instead of butter.

    Sheilah Kaufman: Hi! I am Sheilah Kaufman, Cookbook Author, Cooking Instructor, Culinary Lecturer and Food Editor. Right now, we are going to be making Chocolate Sin Cake.

    We are using Canola oil which is heart healthy and has a very high smoke point and is very versatile for cooking, baking, frying, anything you would need a good oil for.

    These are the ingredients you will need:10 oz. semi sweet chocolate10 oz. canola oil margarine at room temperature1 1/2 c. sugar8 large eggs.

    So, I began to save time by melting 10 ounces of semisweet chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water. I stirred in canola margarine. It's ready now to whisk in 1 1/2 cups of sugar.

    Now you want to do this slowly because you really want it well incorporated. So, don't try and rush.

    The reason I use a double boiler is chocolate melting is very finicky, and if you try to put a pot inside of a pot, as the steam comes up between the pots, if one drop falls into the chocolate you are melting, that's it. It's ruined, it's going to size up and it won't melt.

    Now, we are going to pour the chocolate mixture into another bowl. We are beating 8 large eggs until fluffy, that means until bubbles form. And then we are going to stir and beat the eggs into the chocolate mixture. You want to do this slowly, making sure that the eggs are really well incorporated and beaten into the chocolate.

    Now, the eggs are beautifully incorporated, so we are going to take canola spray, low in fat, no calories, you can eat more chocolate cake and just spray the pan.

    Now, we are going to take a piece of parchment paper that fits right into this nine inch pan. And we are going to take the canola spray and spray the parchment, just slightly.

    Put the pan inside a larger pan that's going to be your water bath. Pour in the cake batter.

    Now, we are going to make a water bath. We are going to pour enough boiling water into the outer pan so that it comes half way up the side of the cake pan.

    Bake the cake in the center of the oven for 1 1/2 hours. Remove it from the oven but let it set for 10 minutes. Then you are going to invert it carefully onto a platter and chill it in the refrigerator overnight at which point you can eat it or freeze it.

    I like to decorate with strawberries, sometimes some whipped cream, powdered sugar. Oh, my Gosh! People are going to be begging you for this recipe.