16 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed, plus extra for buttering the pan
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 cups of sugar
4 large eggs
3/4 cup flour
1 cup champagne
Adjust the rack 1/3 from bottom of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 9 inch baking pan and line with parchment paper (leave extra overhanging the edges for easy removal.
Melt the chocolate and butter in a microwave or double boiler. Do not overheat or chocolate will seize.
Beat the salt, vanilla, and sugar into the melted chocolate and beat thoroughly to incorporate. Add the flour and mix just until blended.
Add the champagne and continue mixing the batter vigorously until it becomes very shiny and pulls from the sides of the bowl. (2-3 mins on high for a stand mixer.)
Turn the mixture into the prepared pan and bake 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
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