Chocolate Velvet Cake

Submitted by: Paulette Emberley
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Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: More than 15 Minutes
Total Time: More than 1 hour

1 1/2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
6 egg yolks
1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla
Buttercream frosting
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 cups icing sugar
3 tbsp cocoa
3-4 tbsp milk
Grease a 9" springform pan. Mix crumbs and sugar in a small bowl. Stir in butter. Press into bottom and up the sides (1 1/2") of pan. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 10 min. Let cool on wire rack.

Melt chocolate chips in microwave, stirring until smooth. Let cool. In a small bowl, combine egg yolks, cream and vanilla. Gradually stir a third of the cream mixture into melted chocolate until blended. Fold in remaining until blended. Pour over crust.

Place springform pan on baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 45-50 min. until centre is almost set. Allow to cool on wire rack for 10 min. Carefully run knife around pan to loosen, cool for another hour and refrigerate overnight.
Combine all ingredients for frosting. Use a star tip to pipe frosting onto cake. Refrigerate leftovers.

Very rich dessert! Serves many as you only need a sliver!
Paulette Emberley