CHOCOLATE MINT TRUFFLE CAKE
3/4 lb. semisweet chocolate, cut up
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1/8 tsp. mint extract
6 egg whites, beaten to soft peaks
2 Tbs. powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Combine chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler and barely simmer over low heat until chocolate is melted.
Remove from heat.
Combine sugar, egg yolks, and mint extract in a bowl and whisk until light yellow in color.
Stir into chocolate mixture until smooth.
Gently fold beaten egg whites into chocolate mixture.
Pour mixture into buttered 9 inch springform pan.
Bake 25 minutes.
Run a thin sharp knife around the edge of the pan before opening pan and removing cake.
Dust with powdered sugar.