Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Flourless Chocolate Cake

The fact that this cake has no flour in it somehow makes me feel like it is better for me...less naughty! I'm not sure if that is entirely true but it is delicious!!  I put this in my childrens lunch box and always cut an extra slice for their teacher
you will need...

300g dark 70% cooking chocolate
125g unsalted butter
4 large eggs ~ separarted
1 tablespoon Honey Lady Vanilla Bean Honey
3/4 cup of castor sugar
1 pinch of salt
250g of almond or hazelnut meal
1 cup of cream

sounding pretty good so far....


To make....


1. preheat your oven to 160c and line a springform cake tin with greaseproof paper

2. Place butter and 200g of chocolate on very low heat, stiring with a wooden spoon until combined ~ remove from heat and cool... (you can eat about 1 teaspoon of this without it effecting the recipe)


3. Beat the egg yolks, 1/2 cup of sugar and vanilla bean honey until light, fluffy and creamy... ( you can eat about 2 tablespoons of this!!!)



like so...





4. In a clean, dry bowl beat the egg whites with 1/4 sugar and a pinch of salt until soft peaks form... it will look like this....




still not too tricky???


5. Add the almond or hazelnut meal to the egg yolk mixture and add the chocolate mixture... Then fold in the egg whites...


EGG YOLK MIX & ALMOND


CHOCOLATE MIX PLUS MEAL & EGG YOLK MIX




COMBINED... YUM!!!




FOLDING IN THE EGG WHITES....



VOILA!!!!

6. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean....

By now your house will smell better than Willy Wonkas Chocolate Factory!!!


I melt 1 cup of cream with 100g of chocolate to make a ganache style icing but you can be really good and serve with raspberries or cream...

or ice cream... coffee...


This cake CAN last for one week in your fridge in an airtight container... good luck with that... our families PB is 24 hours... and that is only because I hid it!!!




I really hope you enjoy this cake as much as we do!!

yours.

Honey Lady x

2 comments:

  1. Yum! I look forward to giving this one ago once I get a working oven! But won't be going into any Kiddlet lunch boxes as our school has a strict no nut policy. Will be making into my lunch box though! Lol.

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    1. I always stash some for mummy.... lol

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