Friday, January 2, 2009

Flourless Chocolate Cake

I have learned by doing this blog that I have tried and made so many things that I would have never just picked up and made. This Flourless Chocolate Cake is one of those. I have seen them in magazines, cookbooks, on other blogs and on Food Tv, but have never made one....until now. And I have no idea on what I have been waiting on or afraid of. This cake has got to be moistest chocolate cake that I have ever made.

For New Year's Eve we had friends over for an Italian night and I had planned on tiramisu, but time got away from me. While watching Tyler Florence, he made this and it looked quick and simple. This was perfect. This will be made again and again.

Flourless Chocolate Cake
By: Tyler Florence

1 pound bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces (I used semi-sweet)
1 stick unsalted butter
9 large eggs, separated
3/4 cup sugar, plus 1 Tbsp

Confectioner's sugar for dusting

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9 inch springform pan.

Put the chocolate and butter into the top of a double boiler (or in a heatproof bowl) and heat over (but not touching) about 1 inch of simmering water until melted. Meanwhile, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar in a mixing bowl until light and pale in color. Whisk a little of the chocolate mixture into the egg yolk mixture to temper the eggs-this will keep the eggs from scrambling from the heat of the chocolate-then whisk in the rest of the chocolate mixture.

Beat the egg whites in a mixing bowl until stiff peaks form and fold into the chocolate mixture. Pour into the prepared pan and bake until the cake is set, the top starts to crack and a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out with moist crumbs clinging to it, 20-25 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes, then remove sides of pan.

Serve at room temperature dusted with confectioner's sugar.

13 comments:

Megan said...

Excuse me while I drool onto the keyboard. I sure wish I had been at your house on New Years - it looks wonderful!

Happy New Year!

Rachael said...

My hubby always orders this dessert when it is offered at restaurants. He is a real chocolate lover! I think I will try your recipe for him!! Thanks for sharing it :-)

Debbie said...

I love chocolate cake - my favorite but I have never made a flourless one. It looks so good and seems simple. Think I will finally give it a try. Thanks!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's amazing to me. I would have thought it would have been a big blob of chocolate.

Joy the Baker said...

This looks out of this world moist! Must have been a great new year's eve dinner!

Erin said...

This looks so chocolaty and delicious! I love flourless chocolate cake but have never made it myself. I'll have to give this version a try!

Bunny said...

I've never made this either April, I'm going to now though. This looks fantastic.

Katherine Aucoin said...

I'm like you I would be afraid to try this, I guess it's because it goes against the norm. It looks luscious, my mouth is watering.

Megan said...

I had flourless chocolate cake only once and have fond memories of it. This looks so good and easy!

stephchows said...

mmmmm this looks delicious!!

Deborah said...

I saw that episode and have been wanting to make this! Delicious!

Maria said...

Chocolate cake, the perfect dessert! Looks great!

UPrinting said...

Nice. This cake looks delicious and tempting... thanks for sharing the recipe. :)
Tyler Florence is probably one of the best chefs on Food Network, don't you think?

Friday, January 2, 2009

Flourless Chocolate Cake

I have learned by doing this blog that I have tried and made so many things that I would have never just picked up and made. This Flourless Chocolate Cake is one of those. I have seen them in magazines, cookbooks, on other blogs and on Food Tv, but have never made one....until now. And I have no idea on what I have been waiting on or afraid of. This cake has got to be moistest chocolate cake that I have ever made.

For New Year's Eve we had friends over for an Italian night and I had planned on tiramisu, but time got away from me. While watching Tyler Florence, he made this and it looked quick and simple. This was perfect. This will be made again and again.

Flourless Chocolate Cake
By: Tyler Florence

1 pound bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces (I used semi-sweet)
1 stick unsalted butter
9 large eggs, separated
3/4 cup sugar, plus 1 Tbsp

Confectioner's sugar for dusting

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9 inch springform pan.

Put the chocolate and butter into the top of a double boiler (or in a heatproof bowl) and heat over (but not touching) about 1 inch of simmering water until melted. Meanwhile, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar in a mixing bowl until light and pale in color. Whisk a little of the chocolate mixture into the egg yolk mixture to temper the eggs-this will keep the eggs from scrambling from the heat of the chocolate-then whisk in the rest of the chocolate mixture.

Beat the egg whites in a mixing bowl until stiff peaks form and fold into the chocolate mixture. Pour into the prepared pan and bake until the cake is set, the top starts to crack and a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out with moist crumbs clinging to it, 20-25 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes, then remove sides of pan.

Serve at room temperature dusted with confectioner's sugar.

13 comments:

Megan said...

Excuse me while I drool onto the keyboard. I sure wish I had been at your house on New Years - it looks wonderful!

Happy New Year!

Rachael said...

My hubby always orders this dessert when it is offered at restaurants. He is a real chocolate lover! I think I will try your recipe for him!! Thanks for sharing it :-)

Debbie said...

I love chocolate cake - my favorite but I have never made a flourless one. It looks so good and seems simple. Think I will finally give it a try. Thanks!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's amazing to me. I would have thought it would have been a big blob of chocolate.

Joy the Baker said...

This looks out of this world moist! Must have been a great new year's eve dinner!

Erin said...

This looks so chocolaty and delicious! I love flourless chocolate cake but have never made it myself. I'll have to give this version a try!

Bunny said...

I've never made this either April, I'm going to now though. This looks fantastic.

Katherine Aucoin said...

I'm like you I would be afraid to try this, I guess it's because it goes against the norm. It looks luscious, my mouth is watering.

Megan said...

I had flourless chocolate cake only once and have fond memories of it. This looks so good and easy!

stephchows said...

mmmmm this looks delicious!!

Deborah said...

I saw that episode and have been wanting to make this! Delicious!

Maria said...

Chocolate cake, the perfect dessert! Looks great!

UPrinting said...

Nice. This cake looks delicious and tempting... thanks for sharing the recipe. :)
Tyler Florence is probably one of the best chefs on Food Network, don't you think?