SERVES 10 TO 12
An intensely flavored flourless chocolate cake topped with whipped cream and crushed peppermint candy makes a glamorous ending to a holiday meal. Sprinkle the crushed peppermint candies over the cake shortly before serving as they soften from extended sitting on the whipped cream. This large cake will keep well in the fridge for several days and it can also be frozen. If made ahead and refrigerated, bring it to room temperature before serving. The eggs cannot be replaced in this recipe.