Deeply rich chocolate cake with a festive hint of orange.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Melt the butter and chocolate with flavoring in a double boiler. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Stir in the egg yolks and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites with the cream of tartar. Slowly add the sugar and whisk to medium-firm peaks. Fold into the chocolate mixture. Pour into a greased 9” round cake pan and place cake pan inside a roasting pan. Pour water into roasting pan halfway up the side of the cake pan. Place in oven. Bake 25-35 minutes or until the center is set. Remove from oven and place cake pan on wire rack. Allow cake to cool completely before removing from pan. If needed, invert the cake pan and run under hot water to release cake.
Yield: 10 servings