Flourless Chocolate Cake is a must in my family and this recipe is the only one I use now.
It started with a flourless birthday party…
This past year my sis-in-love found out that she feels best when she does not consume gluten. Now I am not going to lie this kinda freaked me out when it all first happened, but eventually I decided to embrace it. My first challenge was finding a delicious, decadent cake for her family birthday dinner and that is when I started working on a recipe for a Flourless Chocolate Cake.
After several tries and several taste tests we finally found the RIGHT recipe… and it happened just in time for her birthday (thank goodness)!
Shhh… there is a secret
To make this cake AMAZING it is all about folding in the egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Ok, I know that sounds a little daunting or too time consuming but I promise you it is not hard, and doesn’t even take that much time. In the end it is even kinda fun.
So the key to folding is working the spatula from the bottom to the top and folding it over as you come to the top… hence folding. As you do this the mixture comes together to form a beautiful, light batter that creates the most beautiful cake.
Flourless and oh so good!
To ensure this cake bakes up perfectly you use a springform pan. I babe used both an 8″ pan & a 9″pan. The picture with the candles is 8″ and the cranberry person is a 9″ pan. I personally prefer the 8″, but we were having more people for the Holiday party so I went ahead and used the larger pan to ensure we would have enough. You just have to adjust baking time by a few minutes.
Also, a quick note… you bake until the center is just set. This cake is super fudgy, it is not meant to set up like a traditional cake sponge.
Perfect for any occasion
Whether you are making this cake for a birthday, a family dinner or a Holiday party this cake is always a good idea.
For the birthday version I dusted it with cocoa powder for a more rustic look & then for the Holiday version I dusted it with powdered sugar and sugared cranberries. I also used rosemary sprigs to make it a little extra festive looking. You could also just leave it plain… it is amazing any way.
There are so many options to make this cake just right for any occasion.
Let them eat flourless cake…