Saturday, May 19, 2012

Flourless Chocolate Cake




You know what's good about gluten-free eating? You can always have flourless chocolate cake.

Do you know what isn't flourless? Wedding cakes.

Excuse me while I disappear for the next week in preparation for making my first wedding cake.

Fasten your seatbelts. I'm a little scared but mostly determined and very excited. See you next week!


Flourless Chocolate Cake
adapted from Martha Stewart

6 tablespoons salted butter, plus more for pan
8 ounces 60% cocoa chips
6 large eggs, separated
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

- Preheat the oven to 275 and place a rack in the center. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9 inch spring form pan and set aside.
 - Place butter and chocolate in a large heatproof bowl and microwave in 30-second increments, stirring each time, until completely melted. Let cool slightly. Whisk in egg yolks.
 - In a large bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add granulated sugar, and continue beating until glossy stiff peaks form. Whisk 1/4 of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture; then gently fold in remaining egg whites.
 - Pour batter into the prepared pan, and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Bake until the cake pulls away from the sides of the pan and is set in the center, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack; remove sides of pan. Serve at room temperature, dusted with confectioners' sugar. Serve with whipped cream or raspberry reduction or your choice of toppings!

5 comments:

  1. Well, if your lovely flourless chocolate cake is any indication, I'm sure the wedding cake will be a hit. Can't wait to read the post. Not that you need it but good luck!

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  2. These had the most interesting texture - fluffy, cake-y, and almost merengue-y also. So good!

    And the wedding cake hit it out of the park, also. A cake for chocolate lovers, for sure!

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  3. Anna, beautiful flourless chocolate cake and I do wish you luck with that wedding cake!

    I've nominated you for a brand new award! Please stop by my blog to "pick it up”. I really enjoy reading your stories!

    Take care - hope to "see" you again soon!

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  4. Oh this looks so beautiful! And also very decadent and delicious! Yum!

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  5. Flourless choco cakes are such a great thing! It looks so yummy.

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