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Chocolate Fallen Cake
Preheat oven to 350.
Cut a round of parchment paper and line the bottom of a spring form pan.
Melt butter and chocolate in microwave at 30 second increments until melted.
Beat egg yolks with 1/2 cup of sugar. Add in melted chocolate, vanilla, and transfer mixture to a large bowl.
Whip egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Slowly add the sugar, whipping gently until combined.
Place about 1 cup of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture to lighten them, then add the remaining egg whites, folding them in gently so as not to deflate.
Transfer batter to prepared pan and bake for 40 mins. Once cooled the cake will sink and become cracked and “fallen”.
To serve, fill the top of cake crevice with chocolate whip cream and meringue mushrooms.
Whipped Cream Directions:
Place all ingredients in a bowl and whip until soft peaks form. Dollop whipped cream on top of the cake, in the fallen crevice.
Meringue Mushrooms Directions:
Preheat oven to 225.
Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper.
Whip egg whites, tartar, salt, and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Then add sugar slowly until combined.
Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2 round tip. Pipe 1-2 in mounts (for the mushroom tops) and 1 inch lines for the stems.
Dip a spoon in water and flatten down any peaks that are create in meringues. You want a smooth top and stem.
Dust with powder cocoa either with a shaker or a fine-mesh sieve. Bake for 1 hour.
Allow to sit until meringues are hard and no gummy-ness remains.
Place chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high in 30 second increments until the chocolate has melted.
Core out a small hole under the meringue tops (the flat side) top, smooth on a layer of chocolate on the surface and in the hole. Insert stem and allow to dry.