Archive for February, 2012

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Friday, February 10th, 2012

I’ve made this a few times now, and everyone who has tried it has said they loved it. I have made it both in a spring form pan and in a square glass baking dish. In both cases, I line the bottom with parchment paper and grease the sides with butter, so I don’t have to worry about it sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Ingredients:

  • About 115g of unsweet baking chocolate (I say about because when I measure the squares I may add 5-15g because of the size of the squares.
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/8 cup sugar (more or less depending on how sweet you like your chocolate. I am a big fan of dark chocolate, so I find this is enough sugar).

Plus:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Procedure:

  1. Preheat over to 300.
  2. Take the first set of ingredients (baking chocolate, butter, sugar) and melt them in a double boiler. I just use a glass bowl inside my stovetop steamer with the lid off.
  3. Take the last group of ingredients (sugar, cocoa powder, eggs, and vanilla) and put them in the stand mixer (or use handheld mixer). Mix and them whip them for 2 minutes (I use high speed on my stand mixer).
  4. Mix the melted chocolate from step 1, into the mix from step 2.
  5. Pour into baking dish (see note about parchment paper above).
  6. Bake 30 minutes at 300.

Great both warm and cold. I prefer it slightly warm – I reheat pieces in the microwave for 5 seconds.