Monday, February 4, 2013

Flourless Chocolate Cake

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A couple days ago I got to attend a local event called "Death by Chocolate" with several wonderful friends.  Doesn't that just sound fabulous? Perfect for this girl, that's for sure.

They have 5 businesses in 5 categories submit a recipe and everyone in attendance gets to sample all the delicious treats and vote on the winner in each category.

We had such a blast trying the different items but after coming home I was craving chocolate cake.  Three of the 5 categories I couldn't eat so I was on a mission to make some that I could eat.

I have always wanted to make a flourless cake because of it's high chocolate content (yeah!) and see if it compared to regular chocolate cake.  Wow!  The texture is slightly different (more dense) but the taste was absolutely fabulous, especially with strawberry ice cream on top.

Totally satisfied my chocolate craving and this is on the menu for Valentine's Day. So yummy.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

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4 oz. bittersweet chocolate
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
pinch salt

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 8-inch cake pan with non-stick cooking spray. Line bottom with parchment paper and spray lightly with non stick spray again. Set aside.

2. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt butter and chocolate together. Do this slowly and stir every 20 seconds until completely melted and smooth. Stir in sugar, eggs, one at a time, and vanilla. Sift cocoa into batter and fold in gently with salt. Pour into prepared pan and bake 20-25 minutes or until set. Cool for 5 minutes, then remove cake from pan and let cool completely on baking rack. Serve with your favorite ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy!

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