Happy Leap Year everyone! We are taking advantage of this extra day to share one more fabulous chocolate recipe!
A Chocolate Flourless Cake is a great recipe to have on hand - it can make a decadent and elegant dessert, works with any gluten free diets and it's easy to bake!
Isn't it pretty? This cake didn't collapse and had more of a cake texture - but with a little ice cream and berries, so what? No one has to know right ?? :) Just make sure you do a better job with your eggs than I did and it will fall into a perfectly divine fudge texture like the top picture. Promise.
Chocolate Flourless Cake
1 cup chocolate - any type (dark, semi, etc.)
4 Tb butter + extra for pan
1 cup sugar
6 eggs- room temperature
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8" or 9" springform pan by buttering bottom and sides all the way to the top. Place pan on a cookies sheet for easy oven-to-counter transition.
In a medium bowl, microwave the chocolate and butter in 15 second intervals (stirring between each) until melted and combined. Be careful not to over heat your chocolate - when your chocolate starts to look granulated, it's over cooked and won't work well in this recipe.
While chocolate is melting, separate 4 of your eggs. Place a folded kitchen towel on your cabinet, then place the bowl of chocolate on top. Whisking like crazy, slowly add 4 egg yolks, then two whole eggs. Whisk Whisk Whisk! If you take this slow, the eggs will curdle and that's yucky. The towel helps keep your bowl in place while you whisk and pour. Now whisk some more while adding 1/2 cup of the sugar. When it is nice and combined and smooth, set aside.
In a large bowl, use a hand mixer and beat the 4 egg whites on high until foamy. Keep beating the eggs while slowly adding the remaining 1/2 cup sugar (slowly as in a tablespoon at a time). Keep going until your eggs reach firm peaks.
Carefully fold chocolate mixture into your egg whites and pour into prepared pan. Bake 30-45 minutes - it will greatly increase in size, then start to crack and pull away from the sides. Those are signs it's finished!
Remove from oven and put the springform on a wire rack to cool completely. The cake will collapse on itself, probably crack some more and become completely fudge like in the process.
Once cooled completely, run a sharp knife around the edges and remove the springform sides. You are ready to serve! Garnish with fresh berries, whipped cream or ice cream!
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With busy lives & sometimes quick meals, we mom & daughters team are always looking for healthy, tasty & convenient dishes to serve our family. So, please join us as we share everything from appetizers to main dishes & desserts!