Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Flourless Chocolate Cake

One of my most often requested recipes is my Flourless Chocolate Cake.  I was making this moist & wonderful piece of heaven long before we went gluten-free.  It's so easy to make using only 4 ingredients, and it's so good that it disappears quickly, making pictures a tough enterprise.  But I snapped a couple of quick pics the other day when I made one.
flourless chocolate cake

Here's the low down on this simple dessert.  Melt 6 tbsps of butter and 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips in a double boiler or the microwave, stirring every now and again.  Let the mixture cool for a few minutes before whisking in 6 egg yolks.  In the bowl of your stand mixer, with the whisk attachment, beat 6 egg whites til foamy.  With the mixer still going, sprinkle in 1/2 cup sugar, a little at a time, mixing until the whites are to a soft peak.  Sacrifice a quarter of the egg whites to lighten the chocolate mixture, then fold in the rest of the whites a quarter at a time.  Pour in a greased and parchment lined 9 or 10 inch springform pan.  Bake at 275 for 45 minutes.  Let cool before removing from the pan.  You can sprinkle on some powdered sugar before serving to pretty it up, but desserts that taste this good don't really need to be pretty.
flourless chocolate cake

Thanks for popping in and baking with me.  I'm linking this up to Gluten-Free Homemaker's Gluten-Free Wednesdays.

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7 comments:

  1. Feel silly asking this question ... when you line the springform pan with parchment paper do you line the bottom only or the sides as well? This sounds really good and I'd like to try it; thanks for sharing. This makes me think of "baked chocolate" and I wish I had some right now! Also, should it be fully consumed the day made or does it keep well. Sorry for multiple questions.

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  2. This looks like 'Chocolate Heaven'! It's great to find a recipe that has only a few ingredients that you can whip up at a moment's notice. Thanks so much for sharing! I would like to invite you to share your recipe in our recipe hop [http://allergiesandceliac.blogspot.com/2012/06/made-from-scratch-monday-week-19.html#axzz1wvSrH8hY] which will be open until midnight tonight! Hope to see you there!

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  3. That's one of my favorite types of cake. I've also make the flourless cake roll with the whipped cream filling. Just can't get enough of those. Didn't know you'd got GF. Interesting. Jane

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  4. Wow, I'm loving this cake with no flour. Just copied it for making it ASAP! Thanks for the recipe pretty girl.
    FABBY

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  5. OK, that looks TOTALLY amazing! I saved the recipe. :)

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  6. LOVE flourless chocolate cake! Thanks for sharing your successful recipe.

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  7. Looks absolutely delicious! I would so love to try some. I reckon I would eat the lot in 5 minutes flat!

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