Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Flourless Chocolate Cake

This recipe proves you don't have to have flour in a cake to make it the most rich, decedent cake ever! What a treat. It made me feel like I was a fancy restaurant chef :) It's a perfect dessert for those with gluten issues, but you flour eaters won't be disappointed! You must try this one. Enjoy :)

FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE
1/2 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup white sugar
18 oz. bittersweet chocolate
1 cup unsalted butter
6 eggs (I used egg beaters)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease one 10 inch round cake pan and set aside. In a small saucepan over medium heat combine the water, salt and sugar. Stir until completely dissolved and set aside. Either in the top half of a double boiler or in a microwave oven melt the bittersweet chocolate. Pour the chocolate into the bowl of an electric mixer. Cut the butter into pieces and beat the butter into the chocolate, 1 piece at a time. Beat in the hot sugar-water. Slowly beat in the eggs, one at a time. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Have a pan larger than the cake pan ready, put the cake pan in the larger pan and fill the pan with boiling water halfway up the sides of the cake pan. Bake cake in the water bath at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 45 minutes. The center will still look wet. Chill cake overnight in the pan. To unmold, dip the bottom of the cake pan in hot water for 10 seconds and invert onto a serving plate.

11 comments:

Delectable Dining said...

Heidi,

This looks wonderful! Very fancy! :) I can't wait to try it!

Me, Myself and Pie said...

I've never made or even tasted flourless cake, but this looks simply divine. I guess who needs flour when you have chocolate, right?!

Ink Obsession Designs said...

That looks so good!!

cheri said...

this looks yummy. too bad i seldom find flourless chocolate cake here.

Tightwad Mom said...

This cake looks divine! Thanks for sharing!

Krista said...

This looks perfectly wonderful to a chocoholic like me. Thanks for the recipe!

Ingrid said...

Nicely done, Heidi! It does looks rich and decadent!
~ingrid

April said...

This looks really good, adding it to my Try It list.

theUngourmet said...

I haven't eaten flourless chocolate cake since my 1st anniversary. It's crazy good! This is a must try for me! ;)

Val said...

Flourless cake, YUMMY!!!

Sook said...

Love that it's flourless! Looks delicious!