This Flourless Chocolate cake is one of my all time favorite desserts to make. Not only is it an easy recipe but the end result is a rich decadent treat that has the perfect level of intense chocolate flavor and creamy dense texture. Mmmmm Drooling just thinking about it!
I like to Decorate it with my stabilized whipped cream and fresh berries, that is when I take the time to decorate it, often I just dig right in. It’s so rich you don’t want to serve it with anything else that is super rich, it would simply be too much! I serve it in pretty small slices and sometimes people don’t even finish that. I love it with whipped cream and my berry coulis and my mom likes it with my vanilla bean ice cream!
It’s a wonderful dark chocolate (remember I like to mix my chocolates for a better flavor) and the texture is AMAZING, dense, rich and creamy. It’s more of a mix between a custard and a brownie maybe? Either way it’s oh so good and EVERYONE loves it. It’s my most requested treat when visitors come over.
It’s a pretty simple dessert, but my husband often tell’s me I do little things that make all the difference in my cooking that I forget to put in a recipe I write. SO I took a video and editing it did change the way I wrote the recipe! He was right, there were little things I did I didn’t notice until filming. Enjoy!
this rich chocolate cake (also known as a torte) is a custard based decadent dessert that is rich and tastes amazing! I serve it with a delicious berry coulis, whipped cream and fresh berries.
- 3 C granulated sugar separated, 2 C and 1 C
- 1 C Water
- 2 C Butter
- 24 oz bitter-sweet chocolate broken into small pieces (I like to mix my chocolate, some semi sweet, bitter sweet and dark)
- 10 whole eggs
- Preheat the oven to 325F.
- Pick your pan size and Spray the sides with Bakers Joy and line the bottom with parchment paper - I like to use a 10x3 inch round pan, You can use a 12x2 inch pan or two 8x2 inch pans
Heat 2 C of the sugar in a medium pan with the water until the sugar has completely dissolved to a syrup.
- Place the butter in the hot syrup and stir, then add the chocolate and stir to combine until the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
Beat the eggs with 1 C sugar until the volume quadruples-this only takes 10 minutes in my Bosch - They really do quadruple in size.
- Turn the mixer on slow and add the chocolate mixture to the eggs until just combined.
Pour into the cake tin of your choice and place in a water bath (I just use the next cake pan up). It is vital for even baking.
- Bake in the oven for at least an hour. Depending on how thick your making your cake you MIGHT need up to an additional 30 minutes until it's set.
- It's actually very hard to over cook. And the center tends to be goopy if it's undercooked, so always err on the side of cooking a bit too long.
- The cake rises quite a bit when it cooks (expanding egg bubbles), but it does shrink as it cools so flip it over onto a plate or cake stand while its still warm, but leave the cake pan on to hold the shape, once it's cool you can take it off.
Do not miss a single post. Subscribe to weekly recaps for Ashlee Marie by Email