G. T. Cake Recipe - Allrecipes.com

G. T. Cake

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"For good times, but not for the faint at heart; extremely rich and dense chocolate cake."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch springform pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and 1/8 cup sugar. Press into the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan.
  3. In saucepan, cook and stir chocolate and whipping cream over low heat until chocolate is melted. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
  4. In a separate large bowl combine eggs, 3/4 cup sugar and flour. Beat for ten minutes, until fluffy and lemon colored. Fold 1/4 of egg mixture in chocolate mixture to lighten; then fold chocolate mixture back into egg mixture. Pour into crust lined pan.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 45 minutes, or until puffed around edges and halfway into the middle. Cool in pan for 20 minutes. Remove sides of springform pan. Allow to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 30, 2003

This is so delicious! That's probably why it's in the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook, but under another name. . . all the same, worth having once a year (that's about how often a heart can take it!).

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 29, 2005

I was very disappointed in this cake. The layer on top was hard. I had planned on taking it to a carry in, but had to scrap it and whip up something else.


9 Ratings

May 12, 2005

A harsh disappointment. I was excited to taste this "truffle like, rich, great cake" and after spending over $15 for the ingredients (I used some good quality chocolate) I must say I was disheartened. The middle took a lot longer to set and the the whole cake hardened on the outside layer and I ended up taking it off and discarding it. It did not taste very rich at all and I did NOT like it with a graham cracker crust. I would suggest using a shortbread crust. It is dense, though so grab your glass of milk...you're going to need it! But that's a good thing. I will keep searching for something richer.

Feb 27, 2003

This recipe is delicious, but very dense, rich, moist and chocolately. It has a truffle-like texture.

Aug 29, 2002

I love this recipe but I am having a problem with it. At 45 minutes, 325 degrees, the inside is still very moist and a very hard layer forms on top that I have to peel off and throw away. I have to let it cook over an hour.

Mar 13, 2008

This was GREAT! I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out absolutely YUMMY! The cake did form a "crust" on top as it baked...but it didn't affect the cake at all. The cake was like a cross between a truffle and a brownie. yum yum yum.

Feb 16, 2006

was a hit with my family for Christmas, but a bit bitter for me

Aug 29, 2002

One of the most incredible chocolate experiences...even better with a raspberry sauce


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  • Calories
  • 453 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 130 mg
  • 43%
  • Fat
  • 27.1 g
  • 42%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 155 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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