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.