Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Cake

Nothing says Valentine's Day like chocolate, right?  Forgo the usual heart-shaped box of dandies and whip up this decadent flourless chocolate cake, which I guarantee you will do nothing short of amaze anyone who eats it.  It's easy to make, and is excellent on its own or paired with fresh raspberries or strawberries.  Enjoy!
Flourless Chocolate Cake by Shana Hillman

4 (1 oz) squares semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
3 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract

1) Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease an 8 inch round cake pan, and dust with cocoa powder.

2) In the top of a double boiler over lightly simmering water, melt chocolate and butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, cocoa powder, eggs, and vanilla. Pour into prepared pan.

3) Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Slices can also be reheated for 20 to 30 seconds in the microwave before serving.

Written by Open Eyes Press.  Photo courtesy Skip to My Lou.

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