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Chocolate Strawberry Port Cake

Chocolate Strawberry Port Cake






                       * Exported from MasterCook *

                      Chocolate Strawberry Port Cake

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Serving Size  : 6     Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : FareShare Gazette May2004

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
     1/3           cup  butter or margarine
  1                cup  semisweet chocolate pieces -- 6 oz. divided
     1/2           cup  port wine -- divided
  2                     eggs -- separated
     1/2           cup  sugar -- divided
     1/2           cup  flour
  1               pint  basket fresh California strawberries -- stemmed
                             and sliced
  1                cup  whipping cream -- whipped sweetened

In double boiler over simmering water, melt butter and 1/2 cup of the
chocolate in 1/3 cup of the port. Stir and cool. In mixer bowl beat egg
yolks with 6 tablespoons of the sugar until thick and pale. Gradually beat
in chocolate mixture. Mix in flour and remaining chocolate. In another bowl
beat egg whites with remaining sugar just until stiff; gradually fold into
chocolate batter to blend. Pour into greased and floured 9-inch round layer
cake pan. Bake in 325-degree oven 25 to 30 minutes until pick inserted into
center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes; loosen and invert onto plate.
With back of spoon press shallow indentation into center of cake. Toss
strawberries with remaining port; spoon into center of cake. Pipe or spoon
whipped cream around edge.

Yield: 6 servings.

Source:  ""

Contributed to the FareShare Gazette by Suzie, 10 May 2004

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