Wednesday, January 1, 2014

What's Cookin' Wednesday: Flourless Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free!)

I discovered this recipe when on a mission to find a gluten-free dessert option for a party I was attending where the host has a gluten intolerance. Since it was such a hit at that party, I decided to make it for my mommy's birthday last week. (Happy Birthday Mommy!)

This recipe for flourless chocolate cake is taken from RealSimple.

2 sticks of unsalted butter (1 C), cut into pieces
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup heavy cream
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped (I used semi-sweet and it tasted just great)
5 large eggs
1 cup sugar

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9" springform pan and dust it with cocoa powder. I lined mine with some wax paper since my pan seems to leak a tad. In a saucepan, heat butter with the heavy cream over medium-low heat until melted. Add chocolate and stir until melted. Remove the pan from the heat. In a bowl, whisk eggs, sugar and cocoa powder. Then whisk in your chocolate mixture. Transfer to your pan and bake until puffed and set, approximately 35-40 minutes. Let it cool in the pan for at least an hour before running a knife along the edge to remove it.

*Your cake will look super puffy when it comes out of the oven, but it will quickly sink as it cools. This is supposed to happen! This cake tastes a bit like molten lava cake; it is really gooey and delicious.

Feel free to garnish with just about anything. Dust with powdered sugar (although be careful because it's sometimes not gluten free), make your own whipped cream or use some fresh fruit.

Happy Couponing!
-Coupon Mama Massachusetts

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