Flourless Chocolate Cake
How many chocolate cake recipes do you think there are in the world? I reckon it must be in thousands, if not tens of thousands. Now how many of those recipes provide a cake that actually taste like chocolate? I mean the really deep chocolately taste you get from a block of old gold or Lindt dark wafer.
Not very many I would suggest. Sure, this is not the intent of every recipe. Some are meant to be light, some are meant to combine/contrast with other ingredients, some just don't cut the mustard. The cake is brown that's about it.
Not this recipe. Not by a long shot. I think this cake is about as chocolate as a cake can get.
This is a flourless chocolate cake. I found the recipe here on Epicurious. It is so simple to make. The only issue I had was that I found the baking time a bit off. I had to add on another 7-8 minutes for it to be cooked in the middle.
I made it for a friend's birthday party. It went down a treat. It is dense and fudgy and, as I've already mentioned, deeply chocolatey.
It has the added advantage of being gluten free. One of my close friends was recently diagnosed as coeliac, so I am slowly building up a repertoire of gluten free recipes. Summer desserts are easy. I just make ice cream. The depths of winter poses a few more challenges.
I served the cake with some whipped cream and sour cherries. I love the combination of chocolate and sour cherry. A match made in heaven. This cake is not particularly sweet. If this is not to your taste, I would serve it with sweetened whipped cream.