Sunday, November 13, 2011

Clover’s Flourless Chocolate Cake

I originally found this recipe on the website.
This beautiful, rich, mousse-like chocolate cake is one of my all time favourites to make. With only a handful of ingredients it’s an easy and relatively quick cake to make.

The thing about this cake is that during the cooking process it rises beautifully, then sinks to almost a quarter of the size, so if you’re looking to impress with a large cake for afternoon tea, best give this one a miss. However, it can’t be beaten when it comes to lightness and taste.

Recipe after the jump :)

  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 150g dark chocolate
  • 125g milk chocolate
  • 6 eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • Whipped cream for decorating

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C
  • Grease a cake tin (approx. 25cm x 25cm)
  • Sprinkle the cake tin with flour
  • Seal the bottom of the cake tin with foil or wax paper
  • Melt the butter and the chocolate in the microwave, stirring occasionally until smooth
  • Allow to cool
  • Beat the eggs and salt constantly for 20 minutes (this is what will make your cake rise, so make sure that you mix it for this length of time!)
  • Scoop a couple of tablespoons of the beaten eggs into the chocolate and mix to loosen it
  • Quickly and gently fold the chocolate mixture into the eggs (do not beat it as you will lose all the air!)
  • Gently pour the mixture into the baking tin (try not to bang or bump the tin when you put it in the oven)
  • Bake for 30 minutes
  • Cool completely before removing from the tin
  • Remember that your cake will sink! Don’t panic!
  • Serve with a dollop of whipped cream

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