Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Flourless Chocolate Cake

Last weekend, Tom not only surprised me by making my favorite dish for dinner (French Dressing Chicken), but he made a flourless chocolate cake for dessert. He researched recipes online before choosing one from Epicurious.com (originally from Gourmet magazine, November 07). Surprisingly, the fact that the recipe calls for 4 ounces of bittersweet chocolate and the fact that we barely had 1 ounce of semisweet chocolate didn't deter him one bit. This guy likes to live on the wild side in the kitchen! LOL!

I have to say, the cake was delicious! It was a bit fragile, but definitely packed a wonderful chocolate flavor. Adding in more chocolate would give the flavor a big boost but also add more moisture to the cake. I didn't miss it one bit though.

So here, in all of its glory, is the recipe:

  • 4 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened)
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder plus additional for sprinkling

  • Preheat oven to 375°F and butter an 8-inch round baking pan. Line bottom with a round of wax paper and butter paper.

    Chop chocolate into small pieces. In a double boiler or metal bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water melt chocolate with butter, stirring, until smooth. Remove top of double boiler or bowl from heat and whisk sugar into chocolate mixture. Add eggs and whisk well. Sift 1/2 cup cocoa powder over chocolate mixture and whisk until just combined. Pour batter into pan and bake in middle of oven 25 minutes, or until top has formed a thin crust. Cool cake in pan on a rack 5 minutes and invert onto a serving plate.

    Dust cake with additional cocoa powder and serve with sorbet if desired. (Cake keeps, after being cooled completely, in an airtight container, 1 week.)

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    1. sounds so good!!! great hubby to cook for you like that!!!

    2. sounds yummy. my dh named tom is fearless in the kitchen as well. must be the name. lol!!!

    3. What a sweet man you have! Sounds delish!


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