Double Chocolate Cake

Raspberry Glazed Double Chocolate Cake

Cake
16 oz semisweet baking chocolate
1 cup unsalted butter
6 eggs
White Chocolate Ganache
8 oz white chocolate baking bars, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Raspberry Glaze
1 package (10 oz) frozen raspberries in syrup, thawed
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Topping
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup fresh raspberries

Directions

1 Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. In medium saucepan, melt semisweet chocolate and 1 cup butter over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Cool 35 minutes or until completely cooled.

2 Beat eggs in small bowl with electric mixer on high speed 5 minutes or until light and lemon colored. Fold cooled chocolate into eggs until well blended. Pour into pan.

3 Bake 15 minutes. Dessert will be soft in center. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 1 hour 30 minutes. Refrigerate 1 hour 30 minutes or until firm.

4 Meanwhile, place white chocolate baking bars in small bowl. In small saucepan, bring 1/2 cup whipping cream and 1 tablespoon butter just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool completely, about 5 minutes. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chilled.

5 Place strainer over small saucepan; pour raspberries into strainer. Press mixture with back of spoon through strainer to remove seeds; discard seeds. Stir in cornstarch. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled.

6 Spread white chocolate ganache on top of cooled dessert. Spread raspberry glaze over ganache. Refrigerate 30 minutes; serve or refrigerate until serving time.

7 To serve, let dessert stand at room temperature for 1 hour. In medium bowl, beat 1 cup whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Spoon whipped cream into pastry bag with large star tip. Pipe cream onto edge of dessert. Garnish with fresh raspberries.

Expert Tips
White chocolate isn't true chocolate; it contains no chocolate liquor, the essence of chocolate flavor and color. Instead, white chocolate gets its mellow flavor from vanilla. White chocolate does contain cocoa butter, which is derived from cocoa beans. Choose high quality white chocolate, that which lists cocoa butter as the first or second ingredient.

Submitted by Margaret from New Jersey.