Saturday, December 22, 2007

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Yeah, I know, flourless cake? Is there such a thing? I was sceptical too when I saw the recipe on the net (cant remember from whom, sorry!!) and just couldnt resist trying it out. The recipe was really simple and easy to make. The result was a fantastic light and yummy chocolate cake. Almost too fluffly to believe that there are not flour in it.

7 tablespoons unsalted butter
9 oz semi-sweet choc chip (you can use any type of choc chip but worth to use the high grade ones)
7 eggs
1/3 cup sugar
whipping cream (optional)
pinch of salt

1. Use 1 tbsp butter to coat a pan and coat with flour(8-10 inch in diameter tray will do)
2. Refrigerate the pan while you prepare the batter
3. Mix choc with the remaining 6 tbsp of butter, heat in a double boiler till it melts (double boiler = put the bowl with the butter on top of another pan filled with boiling water over the fire)
4. Separate eggs and mix yolks in a small bowl
5. Add a small amount (1 tsp) of choc to yolks, then mix everything back to the choc mixture
6. Set aside and keep warm
7. Beat the egg white with salt till they form peaks. Add sugar 1 tsp at a time till stiffen
8. Folds the egg whites throughly into the choc mixture
9. Carefully pour the cake into the pan
10. Bake @ 250F for 50-60 min or until the center is set but still jiggles
11. Whip the cream with sugar and some vanilla extract in a cold bowl
12. Garnish cake with whipped cream or powdered sugar

p/s: Make sure that you use clean dry bowl when beating the egg white or else it will not peak or stiffen.

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