Sunday

Flourless Chocolate Cloud Cake



This rich, dark chocolate cake is so moist and delicious, it will leave your guests absolutely astounded when they discover that it doesn't contain any flour. 
The texture is incredibly light & fluffy
.... sort of like mixing fudge and pouffy clouds. 
Seriously, it's amazing!


Read on for the recipe....

Chocolate Cloud Cake (Oh and it's also flourless!)

3 1/2 oz semi-sweet chocolate
1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1/8 cup espresso coffee
3 eggs, separated
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbs + 1 tsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup ground almonds
confectioners' sugar for dusting

10 inch cake pan
parchment paper

1. Grease the cake pan, and line the bottom with parchment paper.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
3. Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler. Remove from heat and add the coffee. Then let cool a while.
4. Put the egg yolks and half of the sugar (1/4 cup) in a bowl and beat until light & fluffy. Mix in the cornstarch and baking powder.
5. Then carefully mix in the chocolate-buttter mixture, and fold in the almond meal.
6. Place the egg whites in a bowl and beat until stiff peaks form (but not dry). Gradually beat in the remaining 1/4 sugar. Gently fold into the chocolate mixture, and poor into the greased & lined cake pan.
7. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes until solid and almost firm in the center. An inserted toothpick should still have some moisture clinging to it (you don't want to over-bake this cake!).
8. Invert onto a wire rack to cool. Finally dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve with whip cream or ice cream : )

Enjoy!

14 comments:

  1. Mmh...it looks delicious!! I will definitely try this one!

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  2. YUM! This looks so good - oh how I wish I was in your kitchen right now...

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  3. love it - will try this recipe next weekend for halloween. Looks divine. thanks, tamara

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  4. And it looks so pretty on that adorable cake stand! Hope you had a great weekend!!

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  5. I love flourless cakes; I feel like I can eat twice the amount, due to the lack of flour. But I am consoled by the fact that there is no flour thus making it "lighter"!

    xoxo
    bianca

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  6. Ohhh can I have a slice, please? So yummy
    Kisses,sweetie

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  7. I've been searching for a great flourless chocolate cake recipe for ages! Thank you for this! Your pictures are extra scrumptious :)

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  8. This sounds and looks absolutely delicious. A perfect dessert for an elegant dinner party.

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