September 4, 2013

Flourless Chocolate Cake

The recipe for this delicious and moist flourless chocolate cake comes by way of my lovely Auntie Diane.  It's easy to make and tastes absolutely amazing!

Ingredients (20 cm (8 inch) cake)
120g butter
150g dark chocolate
6 eggs
185g caster sugar
150g almond or hazelnut meal

1. Preheat the oven to 160C (320F).

2. Melt the butter and chocolate and stir until combined, then add the sugar and mix.  Set the bowl aside to cool.

3. Separate the eggs.  When the chocolate mixture is cool, stir the egg yolks in.

4. Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form.

5. Mix the almond or hazelnut meal into the chocolate mixture, then gently fold the egg whites in until it's all combined.

6. Butter a 20cm springform tin and line the bottom with baking paper, then pour the batter in and bake for 45 - 60 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

7. Serve with toppings of your choice.  In these photos, I drizzled the cake with ganache and raspberry coulis.  Delicious!

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