Friday, February 25, 2011

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

"This is so easy!  It's always the biggest hit at parties."

7 oz really good (45-50% cocoa) semisweet chocolate
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar, divided (in half)
4 eggs, separated

1. Preheat oven to 300 F.  Melt chocolate and butter in double boiler.  Stir together half the sugar and four yolks; add to melted chocolate concoction.  
2. Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites; slowly add remaining 1/2 cup sugar until stiff peaks form.  Fold mixture into chocolate.  Pour into a greased 9-inch cake pan.
3. Bake 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with just a few crumbs on it.  Cool 30 minutes before removing from pan.  Dust with powdered sugar.

Servings: 12, Per serving: 270 calories, 18 g fat, 100 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 26 g carbs, 3 g protein.

I found this recipe as I was clipping coupons one day, and I decided to try it out for my gluten-free husband.  There are only four ingredients, but there is a little bit of a method to putting this cake together.  It is worth it though, and absolutely delicious!!!  It's definitely not the prettiest thing you've ever seen, but its so good and gooey!  I liked it with sliced strawberries.  

I hope you try it!  

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm. I may have to try this! It looks yummy!!!