Yes – this post is coming a little late, but I kind of forgot on Sunday to make my cake!
This week’s edition of 52 new Things:
Make a Flourless Chocolate Cake
Really, I could have made this challenge “make any cake” since I think I’ve only made a real cake (no box!) maybe once in my life. I’ve also never purchased baker’s chocolate either. I am not the best baker in the world, so when a cake need rises, I simply use a box or go to Orleans Bakery and have someone make a cake for me.
Flourless chocolate cake is as simple as it sounds – it is a cake made without flour. Essentially all it comprises of is chocolate, sugar and eggs. It is super quick to make and the cake comes out super moist. I do not believe it is a cake really suitable for layering, but it makes for a great little dessert for a dinner party or an after dinner treat.
I looked at a few recipes (mainly this one) using my All Recipes App on my iPad (if you do not have this app – you need to download it pronto – it is a great lil app).
The ingredients are as follows:
3 eggs (beaten in a separate bowl)
1 ounce semi-sweet baker’s chocolate (follow your box for the amount in one of those squares – some recipes say 4 squares – but that would have been 4 ounces in my case – follow the box)
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
Variation – I would like to try this with a little peppermint or vanilla extract next time!
1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees
2. Grease a circle cake pan and dust with cocoa powder. I just dumped a whole pile and swirled it around, not exactly sure how one ‘dusts’ cocoa powder 😉
3. Boil some water in a large pot. Once it is boiling, put a stainless steel mixing bowl on top of it (the water should not be touching the bowl). Then, melt your butter and chocolate in the bowl. Make sure to stir occasionally.
4. Once the butter and chocolate has melted – take the bowl off the heat. Mix in the sugar and cocoa powder. Then mix in the beaten eggs.
6. Pour the mixture into your cake pan and bake in the oven for 30 minutes
7. Once your cake is baked, cool for about 10 minutes prior to eating. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream!
This cake was super easy to make (took 45 minutes from start to finish) and was mighty yummy. It was very moist and not too rich. Usually I screw up my first round of baking, but this cake was perfect. I think it will be a fine edition to my very small list of “desserts I can make for guests”.
This week’s task will probably be taking a spin class on Saturday. Giving blood will be next week as there is a drive at the high school close to my house.