Piece of Cake! 15 Recipes to Make Your New Year's Party Simpler and Sweeter Than Ever

Photo by: Brooklyn Supper
Decadent Chocolate Cake
Ingredients:
7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
14 tablespoons butter, chopped
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 eggs
1 tablespoon unbleached... more 
Photo by: Brooklyn Supper
Decadent Chocolate Cake
Ingredients:
7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
14 tablespoons butter, chopped
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 eggs
1 tablespoon unbleached all-purpose flour
Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Butter an 8" round cake pan and dust with cocoa powder.
2. In a double boiler over medium heat, heat the chocolate and the butter just until melted and smooth, and then add the sugar and salt. Allow the mixture to cool for 5 - 10 minutes. Add the eggs one by one, gently whisking each one into the chocolate. Finally, stir in the flour and mix until the batter is dark and smooth.
3. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. Bake the cake for 20 - 25 minutes. less 
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Fri, Dec 28, 2012 1:38 PM EST
Since it comes so shortly after Christmas, with all its cooking and shopping and cleaning and visiting, putting together a big spread or a complicated recipe for a New Year's party can feel like a bit much. You need a break, but you still want to mark the occasion with something nice, whether you're entertaining guests, attending a party, or just cooking for your family. With that in mind, here are 8 delicious and incredibly simple cakes that won't cost you hours in the kitchen, ensuring that you can toast to a relaxing New Year's! - By Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell



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