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Chocolate Strawberry Port Cake


  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate pieces, divided
  • 1/2 cup port wine, divided
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 pint fresh California strawberries, stemmed and sliced
  • 1 cup whipping cream, shipped and sweetened


  1. In double boiler over simmering water, melt butter and 1/2 cup of the chocolate in 1/3 cup of the port. Stir and cool.
  2. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9-inch round layer cake pan.
  3. In mixer bowl beat egg yolks with 6 tablespoons of the sugar until thick and pale. Gradually beat in chocolate mixture. Mix in flour and remaining chocolate.
  4. In another bowl beat egg whites with remaining sugar just until stiff; gradually fold into chocolate batter to blend. Pour into prepared cake pan.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean.
  6. Cool in pan 5 minutes; loosen and invert onto plate.
  7. With back of spoon press shallow indentation into center of cake. Toss strawberries with remaining port; spoon into center of cake. Pipe or spoon whipped cream around edge.

Posted by Chyrel at Recipe Goldmine 2/6/2002 10:34 pm.

Nutritional information per serving: 14.534 calories; 6 g protein; 37 g fat; 51 g carbohydrate; 150 mg cholesterol