Decadent Flourless Chocolate Cake
Author: the chic brûlée
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 45 mins
A recipe for fudgy Decadent Flourless Chocolate Cake
Ingredients
  • 1 pound high-quality dark or bittersweet chocolate (recommended: Callebaut), chopped into small pieces
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 9 large eggs, separated
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream, cold, for topping
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Butter the paper and sides of the pan.
  2. Put the chocolate and butter into the top of a double boiler (or in a heatproof bowl) and heat over (but not touching) about 1 inch of simmering water until melted.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar, vanilla and salt in a mixing bowl until light yellow in color.
  4. Whisk a little of the chocolate mixture into the egg yolk mixture to temper the eggs – this will keep the eggs from scrambling from the heat of the chocolate – then whisk in the rest of the chocolate mixture.
  5. Beat the egg whites in a mixing bowl until stiff peaks form.
  6. Fold beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture.
  7. Pour into the prepared pan and bake until the cake is set, the top starts to crack and a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out with moist crumbs clinging to it, 20 to 25 minutes.
  8. Let stand 10 minutes, then remove sides of pan.
  9. While the cake is cooking, whip the cream until it becomes light and fluffy.
  10. Serve at room temperature dusted with confectioners’ sugar and topped with whipped cream.
Recipe by the chic brûlée at http://thechicbrulee.com/2012/06/19/decadent-flourless-chocolate-cake/