Flourless Chocolate Cake
I was given a block of delicious Amedei chocolate by my sis-in-law, G a few weeks ago. I wanted to make good use of the chocolate and so I was looking for a recipe that is a little unusual, something that I've not tried before. Then I came across a flourless chocolate cake recipe from Lisa Yockelson's Chocolate Chocolate... Maybe it's not so "unusual" to other people, but it's rather intriguing to me... a cake without flour? Well, what better way to find out than baking one myself?
As usual, I took a few photos of the cake after it was out of the oven and sufficiently cooled down. Then I took a bite. I was completely blown away! The texture was light and moist, very chocolaty and not too sweet. This is definitely the recipe that I will go back again and again!
Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe
2/3 cups superfine sugar
1 tbsp unsweetened alkalized cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
8 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
5 eggs, separated
2.5 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 tbsp unsweetened alkalized cocoa powder and icing sugar, for sifting on top of the baked cake (optional)
1) Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly butter a 9-in sprinform pan.
2) Sift cocoa powder, superfine sugar and salt. Leave aside.
3) Whisk the melted chocolate and butter in a bowl until smooth.
4) In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks and cocoa powder mixture until smooth, add in the melted chocolate-butter mixture.
5) Whisk the egg white in a separate bowl, add in cream of tartar, until soft peak formed.
6) Fold egg white into chocolate mixture.
7) Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
8) Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 mins.
9) Cool the cake in a rack and sift the cocoa powder and icing sugar on the cake. Serve.