Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
10 to 12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Filling:
Ganache:

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Grease and flour a 9-inch springform pan. Melt the chocolate and butter in a small bowl over a double boiler. Remove from heat, and set pot aside leaving the bowl on top of pot.

Whisk egg yolks and 1/2 of the sugar in a metal mixing bowl. Place bowl over slightly simmering water, and whisk until yolks reach 140 degrees F. Remove bowl from heat and beat egg and sugar mixture with an electric mixer to a ribbon stage. Add the Bourbon to the chocolate mixture, then fold the yolk and sugar mixture into the chocolate mixture. Mix flour with pecans and fold into chocolate mixture.

Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites and the remaining sugar to form soft peaks, then fold into chocolate mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Allow cake to cool in pan and then place in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Once it's frozen, remove sides of springform pan. Invert cake onto a wire rack and remove bottom of springform pan.

Prepare ganache by bringing heavy cream to a boil and pouring cream over chocolate chips in a bowl. Whisk until completely smooth. Set wire rack with cake on top of sheetpan. Pour warm lukewarm ganache over cake, coating cake completely, recoating if necessary. Gently jiggle wire rack to help drain excess ganache. Remove cake from wire rack with spatula and place on a serving plate.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Orange Ombre Birthday Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Pecan Pie

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Chocolate Molten Cake

Recipe courtesy of Claudia Fleming

Mini Pecan Sticky Buns

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Mini Chocolate-Cherry Bundt Cakes

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Instant Chocolate Cake

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Maple-Pecan Scones

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Top 5 Restaurants

          7:30am | 6:30c

          Southern at Heart

          8:30am | 7:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          The Kitchen

          11am | 10c

          Giada Entertains

          12:30pm | 11:30c

          Chopped

          2pm | 1c

          Chopped

          3pm | 2c

          Chopped

          4pm | 3c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c

          Chopped

          10pm | 9c

          Chopped

          11pm | 10c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Chopped

          1am | 12c

          Chopped

          2am | 1c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Get Cooking