Cookbook:Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake
CategoryCake recipes
Servings8 serving
Time30 minutes (refrigerated overnight)

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Flourless chocolate cake is a type of baked chocolate confection. Without flour to provide structure, it is dense and rich. It requires baking and then refrigeration to set.

Ingredients edit

Procedure edit

  1. Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl set above another pan of simmering water (or use a double boiler).
  2. Lightly whisk chocolate mix until smooth, then remove from heat and allow to cool, whilst still stirring.
  3. Beat eggs and sugar in a bowl until the mixture is creamy.
  4. Gradually mix in the melted chocolate along with any other variants (see below).
  5. Pour mixture into mould (baking tray or 8 individual moulds).
  6. Cover moulds with aluminium foil and place the moulds in a deeper baking tray.
  7. Pour boiling water into the deep baking tray at a depth that is half that of the moulds.
  8. Bake for approximately 30 minutes in a preheated oven at gas mark 2 (300°F or 150°C). Insert a skewer to check if ready: if skewer comes out clean, then it is ready.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool at room temperature.
  10. Cool for approximately 10 hours in a fridge.
  11. Remove from mould, place on a plate and garnish.

Notes, tips, and variations edit

  • The cake can be made to set without refrigeration, by the addition of ½ tsp (3.7 g) guar gum or ¼ tsp (1.9 g) xanthan gum, dispersed in the chocolate mixture.
  • Try adding 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of dark rum, ½ tablespoon (7.5 ml) vanilla extract, and/or ⅓ cup (90 ml) of strong brewed coffee into the final mixing process for extra flavour.
  • Whipped cream, chocolate, and/or a dusting of icing sugar are all suitable garnishes.
  • Try various baking pans and moulds for different shaped cakes.