Sunday, June 10, 2012

Flourless Chocolate Cake


Its that time again for a weekend dessert!  I decided for quick and easy this Sunday. Since we're trying a gluten free experiment right now I searched the great abyss know as the internet and found a great recipe for a cake that required no flour... what could be easier than that. A cake made strictly out of eggs, butter, sugar and chocolate.  I literally whipped up the batter in less than 10 minutes and popped it in the oven.
WARNING!! This cake is very decadent and might leave you in a chocolate comatose state. or A.K.A chocolate wasted! Eat at your own risk.

Well I better start baking and cooking myself into a frenzy this week to prepare the hubby for my departure to paralegal school at Maxwell AFB for the next 7 weeks.  I need to stock up on some homemade hummus and soup for the hubby before I go or he might be living off fried eggs (only thing he cooks) and frozen meals.  poor guy


Flourless Chocolate Cake
Adapted from Realsimple.com 

Yields: 10 servings

Ingredients for the Cake
1 Cup Unsalted Butter or two sticks
1/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
8 ounces Bittersweet Dark Chocolate
5 Large Eggs
3/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
Ingredients for the Whipped Cream
1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 Cup Light Sour Cream
1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar

Directions for the Cake
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Using a 9 inch springfoam pan, spray the bottom and sides of the pan with cooking spray,
 dust with cocoa powder. (to help prevent cake from sticking to the pan)
In a medium saucepan, heat the butter and heavy cream on medium low heat, once the butter is melted add your chocolate and stir until melted and remove from heat.
In a medium size bowl, beat your eggs, sugar and cocoa powder together and whisk in your melted chocolate.
Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 35-40 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for 1 hour.
Directions for the Whipped Cream
In a electric mixer beat together the whipping cream, sour cream and powdered sugar until soft peaks form, about 3-5 mintues, dust the cake with powdered sugar and top with whip cream.

30 comments:

  1. Good treat, Neshanne.Yesterday I made s'mores brownies for a party, had to eat one, OK two of them to make sure they tasted good. Got a chocolate buzz a had to sit for a few minutes.

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    1. oh my that sounds good, S'mores brownies sound tasty. I know what you mean about a chocolate buzz.

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  2. I'm starting to really like the idea of flour-less cake recipes. Sounds very interesting, especially for someone who craves chocolate all the time!

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    1. Be warn its super rich =) its a cake made with chocolate lovers in mind.

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  3. Oh my! It looks fabulous, Neshanne! So decadent and rich - juts like a chocolate cake should be :) YUM!

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    1. lol when I read my post again tis morning I noticed I spelled decant, not decadent. lol man me and my poor spelling. Thanks by the way Anna for your sweet comments =)

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  4. I want to get chocolate wasted!:) This looks heavenly.

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  5. I've been looking for a good flourless choco cake, this is perfect! Your photos are AMAZING, and the recipe looks simple and easy enough, will definitely give it a try!! Thanks Neshanne!

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    1. Hi there, thanks so much! its a very simple recipe, I hope you like it :)

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  6. Oh. my. Chocolate coma. . .I could go for that! This is great, Neshanne!

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    1. thanks, careful on that chocolate coma :)

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  7. Oh la la! I never say NO to any chocolate cake especially when they look as decadent & tempting as this flourless chocolate cake! I might even have more than 2 slices of these delicious treat ! Chocolate is my biggest weakness! heheheh Love your presentation & the pictures are so beautiful! Have a lovely day , Neshanne! :)

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    1. Chocolate is a girls best friend right? :) atleast mine, oh and ice cream! thanks so much Kit for the lovely comment as always =)

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  8. NOM! It looks so perfectly consistent. You did an amazing job. I'm always on the look out for flourless cakes. I know so many celiacs!

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    1. Thank you Cass, it was so easy to whip up. I seem to always have eggs and butter in the house =)

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  9. Ahhh, I've got a major craving for some chocolate cake now! Was it just as moist as a regular cake? Would you recommend it over a floury one?

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    1. This cake is seriously moist when you take it out of the oven. once you put it in the fridge it becomes the texture of fudge! I really enjoyed it, just for the ease of the recipe and the richness that I don't get very often. I totally suggest trying it once to see if you like it :) I still love floury cakes just as much, but this was diff. a indulgence.

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  10. This cake looks so inviting. Love the simple, rich ingredients. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. An ultimate chocolate treat! Thanks so much for your sweet comment and joining in my blog.I need to learn photography from you, your shot are amazing!

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    1. (blushing) thank you, ive been working on my photography, I still got a lot to learn =) This cake is for sure the ultimate chocolate flourless cake.

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  12. I'm dying looking at this recipe ... Pinned it and definitely going to try it ... Beautiful photos, BTW :-)

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    1. Thank you CJ, yeah this would diffidently be a good cake for you, very low carb =)

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  13. I have been meaning to try a flourless cake for some time now but life gets in the way...lol.
    All that chocolate in a single dessert is very appealing especially for a cake lover like me :)

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    1. I totally understand, good thing this cake is quick to make. Hopefully you can get your chocolate fix ;)

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  14. Ahhh this looks amazing! I think I'd demolish half the cake if it was in front of me now!

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  15. Mmm, I haven't had a good flourless chocolate cake in a while - this looks so good! And that's so sweet that you're going to stock up on homemade meals for your man! If I go away my guy will find ways to survive on nothing but cereal and corn chips until I get back... which is just sad, because he can cook, and does it well! Oh, well... :P

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  16. Hi Neshanne! Read you bio. Really impressive! You really look cute and really cool. Can't wait to try this recipe! I hope you keep on posting!

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