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Grand Marnier Chocolate Cake With Shiny Icing

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Grand Marnier Chocolate Cake With Shiny Icing

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces good-quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • finely chopped zest of 2 oranges
  • 3 large eggs, separated, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons grand marnier
  • 3/8 teaspoon cream of tartar (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup less 1 tablespoon cake flour
  • 1/2 cup grated bittersweet chocolate, for decoration
  • 7 ounces good-quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 7 tablespoons clarified butter
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