Here is another yummy recipe for the holiday season compliments of our ABC Pilates teacher and intern, Charlotte Nelson. Charlotte was led to Pilates because of a herniated disk in her low back. Before Pilates she was an administrative assistant, sitting long hours and not getting enough exercise for a long time. She wanted to strengthen her back and core so that she didn’t continue to injure herself. She fell in love with Pilates and was a dedicated student for five years. It was a natural progression for her to become a Pilates Practitioner. Charlotte teaches TRX, group and private classes at the studio. Look for her helping us behind the desk, helping with our Cinderella duties and taking care of business!
This is one of Charlotte’s favorite recipe’s because it’s quick to make (when you have a lot of other things to cook) and it tastes amazing.
In a large saucepan, simmer 1 lb. bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped; 1 cup unsalted butter; and ¼ cup chocolate, hazelnut or coffee liqueur. When mixture is melted and smooth, stir in 1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract. Set aside to cool. Beat 7 eggs (at room temperature) with 1 cup granulated sugar on medium for 5 minutes or until fluffy. Gradually add eggs to chocolate mixture. Spoon batter into pan. Bake cake for about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out with a few crumbs attached. Cool for 1 hour in pan, then loosen spring-form and remove. When cool, sprinkle cake with confectioners’ sugar.
Store in refrigerator. Serves 12.