Flourless Chocolate Cake but, really a Fudgy Dream!

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There are hardly words to describe the joy that is this Flourless Chocolate Cake y’all. It’s fudgy, decadent, rich and creamy. It’s also obviously Gluten Free which makes it a crazy good dessert for those with issues from gluten! I thought since this is a quick post and recipe that I’d give you a life update that is very dear to my heart right now.

 

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Theme of my life y’all.

 

It’s been about 4 months since I left a job that I worked for over 8 years y’all. It’s been over 2 years however, that I was sincerely not being fulfilled there and wanted out. I sometimes cried when I drove to this job. A job that truly made my life lovely for a long time but, no longer brought me joy or happiness.

I wanted to create everyday. I wanted and longed to be able to create recipes and test recipes and share them with the world. I wanted to write and talk about food and life and how much they go together to help you love others and serve others and support others. God has made that possible in bringing together the perfect set up circumstances (although some heartbreaking) that are making it possible for me to pursue this now. It has been a really interesting 4 months and I am so thankful for this change. This is the first recipe I edited and wrote for y’all since this happened and although I finished it months back for some reason I have hesitated to share it.

The other exciting part of this post is that when this post is live I will be sitting down and meeting with some local women to talk about the possibility of me baking for their business. (stupid excited)

 Me, helping build this part of their little restaurant and ME potentially being special enough to do that. Tears fill my eyes when I write this because I am constantly blown away at the faithfulness of Jesus especially when I am sometimes so distant from Him. This is just a meeting- it may not be where God plants me but, there is something about the location that makes my heart happy. Something about the women who run it that make me feel welcome already in brief conversations. Something about their style that I see meshing with mine and I am nervously praying this is God’s will. So, there you have a life update- and a very vulnerable one quite honestly, because today is quickly passing and 3pm will be here very soon! If you happen to read this today say a prayer for my heart friend. Pray I will walk fearlessly and confidently in the gifts that the Lord has created me with and pray that these women I meet with want to give me the chance to grow with them! Now, scroll on down and read this goodness and make yourself a flourless Chocolate Cake! 


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This Flourless cake is easily the star of your next dinner! It’s also, perfect for Valentine’s Day! I have a tiny (tiny) baking business out of my home that sadly doesn’t make much $ but, brings me joy and Valentine’s Day I sell these in small form for two! It’s dark and way lovely. 

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You’re going to need to use a 9 inch springform pan for this cake because it’s too much for a standard cake pan. Also, because of the ultra fudgy-ness having the assistance of this pan will make it easier to move to your table!

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A couple years ago I made this and it was much more of a truffle-ish result. This time I decided to add in the egg whites separately and it helped me achieve a glorious fudgy result!

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This cake is super rich and a small slice is plenty so it serves 12 easily. It’s perfect with some whipped cream and chocolate shavings on top. I also like to dust them with Cocoa Powder for a fun presentation!

 

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Also, being the fellow texture whore that I am, I love that this cracks all over when it’s baking. It’s a most perfect result that really compliments the fudgy center.

This cake is super rich and a small slice is plenty so it serves 12 easily. It’s perfect with some whipped cream and chocolate shavings on top. I also like to dust them with Cocoa Powder for a fun presentation!

 

Flourless Chocolate Cake but, really a Fudgy Dream!

Flourless Chocolate Cake but, really a Fudgy Dream!

Ingredients

  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 6 large eggs, at room temperature, divided (see instructions)
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup natural, unsweetened cocoa powder Coupons
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar, divided (see instructions)
  • WHIPPED CREAM FOR SERVING!

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Grease and flour a 9" springform pan; set aside. Combine the butter and chocolate together in a small pan over medium-low heat; cook, stirring almost constantly, until both are completely melted. Whisk smooth then remove pan from heat; set aside.
  2. Separate 4 of the 6 eggs, placing the egg whites and yolks in separate medium-sized bowls. In the bowl with with yolks add the vanilla extract, cocoa powder, salt, remaining eggs, and half of the sugar; whisk well to combine. Slowly add the cooled chocolate mixture into the yolk mixture; whisk well and set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer set to medium-high speed, beat egg whites until very frothy. Gradually beat in the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and beat until firm peaks form.
  4. Carefully fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture, stirring until incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth top with a spatula.
  5. Place pan in oven and bake until the top is slightly cracked and the middle no longer moves, about 40-50 minutes. Transfer cake to cooling wrack and let cool completely before cutting and serving.
  6. Dust the cake with cocoa powder, confectioners' sugar, or top with a dollop of whipped cream!
  7. Notes
  8. This cake MUST cool completely before being sliced. If you slice into the cake before it's cooled, it will be too gooey in the middle. The cake sets as it cools.

 

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