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  1. 6 oz Bittersweet chocolate

  2. -(OR Semisweet chocolate), - chopped 2 oz Unsweetened chocolate

  3. - chopped 1/3 c Freshly brewed espresso

  4. 1 c Unsalted butter

  5. 1 tb Vanilla extract

  6. 6 lg Eggs; separated, room temp.

  7. 1 c Dark brown sugar; packed

  8. 1/2 c Sugar

  9. 1/3 c All-purpose flour, sifted

  10. 350 F. Butter 10-inch-diameter springform pan with 2-inch-high sides. Melt both

  11. 1/4 of whites into chocolate mixture to lighten. Gently fold in remaining whites. Gently pour batter into prepared pan. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs still attached, about 45 minutes. Transfer to rack and cool (cake will fall). (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover cake in pan with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature.) Run small knife around cake pan sides to loosen if necessary. Release pan sides of cake. Invert cake onto plate. Place stencil or doily atop cake. Sift powdered sugar over. Remove stencil from cake and serve.


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