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If you liked the recipe for Italian Chocolate pudding from the last post..here is another recipe to satisfy any chocolate craving. Always use dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa for any recipe to get the most chocolate flavor.
Torta Di Cacao e Cocco (Chocolate and Coconut Cake)
8 ounces dark chocolate
8 ounces shredded coconut
2 cups milk
1/2 cup butter
6 tblsps white flour
3 tblsps corn starch
1/3 cup sugar
Melt chocolate in double boiler, remove from heat and set aside.Whip egg yolks with sugar till creamy yellow color. Add in melted chocolate with wire whisk. Set aside. In saucepan, boil coconut in milk for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
Melt butter and add into melted cocoa and add in flour ,cornstarch, coconut with milk. Mix gently. Cover a loaf pan with baking paper. Pour in batter and cook for 45 minutes in preheated oven. Remove from oven, let cool. Place cake on serving plate. Dust with powdered sugar.
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