Flourless Chocolate Cake

1 Jan

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I’ve ordered flourless chocolate cake many times in restaurants.  It’s the perfect ending to special meal out.  I love the dark, rich, chocolatey goodness!  I decided to make one for our family Christmas meal.  It was delicious, and I’ve since made it a second time (though it’s just a week after Christmas).  In fact, I’m quite sure it will make a regular appearance at family dinners from now on.  Though it looks like a complicated gourmet dessert, it is really very easy.  The prep doesn’t even require a mixer, just stir it together with a whisk!  I served it with a scoop of raspberry chocolate chip ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.  YUM!

Ingredients:

4 ounces good-quality bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate.  I used Ghirardelli.

1 stick butter (1/2 cup) do not use margarine

3/4 cup sugar

3 eggs

1/2 cup cocoa

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Butter an 8 or 9 inch cake pan, and cut a circle of parchment to fit the bottom.  Tracing it with a pencil is an easy way to get it to fit perfectly.  Butter the parchment as well.

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In a double boiler, or in a bowl set over simmering water place the stick of butter.  Break or chop the chocolate into small pieces and add to double boiler with the butter.  Stir with a whisk until smooth.

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Remove from the heat and stir in 3/4 cup sugar.  Whisk to combine.

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Stir in the 1/2 cup cocoa, whisking it in until smooth, then add the eggs.  Stir mixture with the whisk until all is smooth.

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Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes or so until the top is dry and has formed a thin crust.  Cool the cake in the pan for about 5 minutes, then invert onto a serving plate.

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Dust cake with additional cocoa and top with ice cream, whipped cream, or fresh berries.  Drizzle with chocolate sauce if desired.

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2 Responses to “Flourless Chocolate Cake”

  1. Sarah January 1, 2015 at 5:55 pm #

    Oh my gosh! Best cake ever! And so perfect with the raspberry chocolate chip ice cream!

  2. Arielle January 1, 2015 at 7:59 pm #

    Oh wow it looks divine <3

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