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This moist, dense, rich cake contains no flour or other grains, making it appropriate for Passover. You can find kosher-for-Passover wine, vanilla, and almond extract in grocery stores this time of year or at www.kosher.com. To achieve the cake's fudgy texture, be sure to pull it from the oven when a wooden pick comes out nearly clean. You can prepare and chill the sauce a day ahead.

Marge Perry
Recipe by Cooking Light April 2006

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Jan Smith

Recipe Summary

Yield:
12 servings (serving size: 1 slice cake and 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • To prepare sauce, combine the first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until reduced to 2 cups (about 30 minutes). Chill.

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  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • To prepare cake, place pistachios in a food processor; process until finely ground. Sprinkle ground pistachios over bottom of a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray.

  • Combine 1 cup sugar and water in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate and salt, stirring until chocolate melts. Add cocoa, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, stirring well after each addition. Stir in extracts.

  • Beat egg whites with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Gently stir one-fourth of egg white mixture into chocolate mixture; gently fold in remaining egg white mixture. Spoon mixture into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out nearly clean. Cool to room temperature; run a knife around outside edge. Serve with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; calories from fat 23%; fat 6.6g; saturated fat 2.3g; mono fat 1.7g; poly fat 0.9g; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 46.2g; fiber 2.4g; cholesterol 53mg; iron 1mg; sodium 49mg; calcium 18mg.
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