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    This absurdly rich chocolate cake came to The Times in a 1991 article by Molly O'Neill about Ebinger’s, the legendary chain of Brooklyn bakeries that closed its doors in 1972 after 74 years in business. Their wildly popular blackout cake, a three layer devil's food cake filled with dark chocolate pudding, slathered with chocolate frosting and covered with chocolate cake crumbs, had a cult-like following in its day. This recipe isn't authentic (the Ebinger family never shared the original recipe with the public), but Ms. O'Neill claims in her book, “The New York Cookbook: From Pelham Bay to Park Avenue, Firehouses to Four-Star Restaurants,” that this version got the thumbs-up from “a panel of twelve Ebingerites.” That's enough for us.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa
    • 1/4 cup boiling water
    • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
    • 3/4 cup milk
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 2 sticks unsalted butter, slightly softened, plus 2 tablespoons for the cake pans
    • 4 eggs, separated
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 2 cups flour, plus 1 tablespoon for the cake pans
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa
    • 2 cups boiling water
    • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, chopped
    • 1/4 cup cornstarch
    • 1 tablespoon cold water
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
    • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
    • 1/2 cup hot water
    • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
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