Monday, May 26, 2008

flourless chocolate cake.

As I have mentioned before, I am a chocoholic. The funny thing about it is that throughout my life, besides the occasional Reeses Peanut Butter Cup, I really didn't like chocolate. It wasn't until 2004, when I was pregnant with my first child, that I truly discovered it. Hormones steered me to it and I haven't been the same since.

This morning I chose to make a flourless chocolate cake, and let me tell you, this is a cake for major chocolate lovers. It is gooey and decadent and so very chocolatey. Just like a chocolate cake should be.

Flourless Chocolate Cake:


7 tablespoons unsalted butter
8 ounces (1 cup) semisweet chocolate
5 large eggs, room temperature, separated
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9" springform pan.
In a double boiler (or a metal bowl over simmering water), melt together butter and chocolate. Remove from heat.
Use an electric mixer to beat yolks, sugar, and vanilla together. Set aside.
Beat egg whites and salt together until stiff. Fold chocolate mixture into egg yolk mixture. Fold in the egg whites.
Pour into your pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes until spongy. Remove from oven, remove springform, cool completely.

For glaze: Melt 1/2 a cup of semisweet chocolate with about 1/4 cup of heavy cream. Mix until smooth. Pour and spread over cake.


Cecilia said...

God, I love this blog! I've been following your adventures in the kitchen since nearly the beginning, and I've enjoyed every moment. I had to comment on this post because I love chocolate, and this cake sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe; I'll have to try it out soon.

ilikewhitman said...

Holy Cow!!!! That sounds just like me! I didn't like any kind of chocolate until I got pregnant ;) Then all I wanted was dark chocolate and french fries. I can't wait to try this! I've got a batch of the chocolate cookies in the oven now! Thank you so much for all your killer inspiration.

Miss Aimee said...

Oh this looks sooo good and your blog is way too cool I am just going to HAVE to post about your blog tomorrow and THIS delicious looking recipe! :) yum.

All things Shutts ... said...

I just happened upon your blog last week, just in the nick of time, too. I fell virtually in love with your flour-less chocolate cake and made it for a dinner party I threw on Sunday (not b/c I have an aversion to flour, but just cuz.) It was perfectly wonderful and I came out looking pretty cool.

I'd like to try the fondue recipe next (love that you don't need any fancy pots!)

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