Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sumptuous Sunday - Week 2: Chocolate Delight

Welcome to Sumptuous Sunday! My weekly recipe sharing series. What is Sumptuous Sunday, you ask?

Here's how it works: Every Sunday I will post a recipe that I enjoy. Not just anything from my cookbook, but a sumptuous kick-ass recipe that I myself have eaten over and over again. If you have a kick-ass recipe you want to share, email it to me at I will try a couple recipes a week. If I find yours is incredibly Sumptuous, I will post it here on the blog, giving my reaction and singing your praises. I'm working on a little icon you can post and link back to the day you were featured! :)

Week 2 brings us to a dessert. And not just any dessert, but one that I personally only make 2 times a year, because it is so Sumptuous, making it more than that would ruin the mistique and anticipation my family has for this recipe. And it's amazingly simple....

Ladies and Gentlemen, I offer you:

Chocolate Delight

3 dozen Lady Fingers
12 oz. semi-sweet choclate chips
4 T. sugar
4 T. water
4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 egg whites, lightly beaten
1 c. cool whip or equivalent

Line bottom and sides of a DEEP round cake pan (small spring form or 2 qt. casserole works too)with wax paper, then lady fingers. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or microwave. Add sugar, water and egg yolks. Cook over med-low heat until smooth, stirring constantly. Cool. Add vanilla and fold in egg whites. Pour 1/2 of mixture over lady fingers in cake pan. top with second layer of lady fingers. Add remaining mixture. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Top with cool whip before serving.

My god, this is a RICH and sumptuous dessert. Seriously, just thinking about it right now in July makes me wish it were Christmas. I am actually considering asking my mother to make this for my birthday this year, since my favorite ice cream place no longer does cakes.

Please do try this recipe and tell me what you think. But I guarantee, you will NOT be disappointed!

And remember, send me your recipe, and it could be featured here!

Until next time,

1 flame(s) added to the fire:

Anonymous said...

yeah, i don't cook. at all. but i enjoy reading recipes!