Flourless chocolate cake

By February 26, 2018 Cakes, Recipes
Flourless chocolate cake

Flourless chocolate cake

Serves 12

Prep time = 20 mins

Cooking time = 45 mins

Flourless chocolate cake | this cake is dense, moist and delicious with a delicate, almost meringue-like crust.

Ingredients

  • 200g dark chocolate, grated
  • 200g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 shot (30ml) espresso coffee or 1 teaspoon dry instant coffee
  • 8 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups caster sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups almond meal
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • Extra cocoa for dusting

 Method

STEP 1 | Preheat the oven to 170°C (150°C fan forced). Spray the base and sides of a 24cm spring-form cake tin and line the base with baking paper.

STEP 2 | Place the chocolate and butter in a microwave safe glass bowl, and cook on High for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each time, until melted. Add the shot or teaspoon of coffee. Stir to combine and set aside to cool.

STEP 3 | In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the eggs at high speed for 5 minutes, until they are pale and frothy. Trickle the caster sugar in slowly, still beating, until all the sugar is incorporated.

STEP 4 | Gently fold the chocolate through the egg mixture.

STEP 5 | In another bowl, combine the almond meal and cocoa, and fold through the wet ingredients.

STEP 6 | Gently pour the mixture into the cake tin and cook on the middle shelf of the oven for around 40 minutes. It should have formed a crust but still be dense and fudgy in the middle. Cool on a wire rack.

STEP 7 | When cooled, sift cocoa over the top.

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