When you check out The Chesterfield Inn located in West Chesterfield, NH, it is easy to see why they get such rave reviews. Only about five miles from the Vermont border, this lovely lovely historic inn features a restaurant featuring a focus on locally sources foods. They were kind enough to share their recipe for the Chocolate Tissimo Cake.
Chesterfield Inn Chocolate Tissimo Cake
20 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
1 lb. unsalted butter
14 oz. granulated sugar
15 eggs, separated
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tbl. Grand Marnier
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt chocolate in double boiler. Cool slightly.
Cream butter and sugar. Add cooled chocolate mixture. Blend well.
Add yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and Grand Marnier.
In separate bowl, beat egg whites just until stiff, but not dry. Fold egg whites into chocolate-egg-butter mixture until completely incorporated. Reserve two cups of batter. Keep reserved batter covered, at room temperature.
Butter and then sprinkle with sugar, the bottom of a 10 inch springform pan. Pour remaining batter into pan.
Bake for 55 minutes. As cake cools, it will sink in middle. When cool, spread reserved batter in depression in center.
Makes one 10 inch cake.
Indulge and enjoy!