Saturday, January 15, 2011

Flourless Chocolate Cake



I did this for a baby shower this last week. I always forget how delicious it is until I make it again. And then it's so rich, I vow not to make it for another year. haha. Seriously, one small piece fills my chocolate quota for the day. Which is good. It's a hybrid of a couple of recipes off of epicurious.com so I'll actually write out the recipe here instead of just posting a link.


Cake
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, cut into pieces
8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup sifted unsweetened cocoa powder
6 large eggs

Glaze
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
9 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped



For cake:
Stir butter and chocolate in heavy large saucepan over low heat until melted. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 10-inch-diameter springform pan. Line bottom with parchment paper. Mix sugar and cocoa briefly in large bowl. Add eggs; whisk until well blended. Whisk in chocolate-butter mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool cake completely in pan. The cake will deflate while cooling. This is normal. Run knife around pan sides to loosen cake. Release pan sides. If making a day ahead, put on serving plate, cover and refrigerate at this point. If making day-of, continue to glaze when cake is completely cool.




For glaze:
Bring cream and corn syrup to simmer in medium saucepan. Remove from heat. Add chocolate and whisk until melted and smooth. Place cake on rack set over baking sheet. Spread 1/2 cup glaze smoothly over top and sides of cake. Freeze until almost set, about 3 minutes. Pour remaining glaze over cake; smooth sides and top. Chill until glaze is firm, about 1 hour. Store in the fridge, bringing the cake back to room temperature before serving or store at room temperature for up to 1 day. Garnish with chocolate shavings or leaves. Serve with whipping cream and/or ice cream.




1 comment:

  1. oh man - I wish you lived closer so I could come over and eat a slice!

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