Wednesday, 11 November 2009

flourless birthday goodness

its been birthday central 'round here - with cakes galore in recent times. i thought i would share great recipe for the non-gluten eaters amongst us (adapted from the cupcake recipe of a friend) Flourless chocolate cake

2 tablespoons brewed coffee

125g butter, chopped

200g dark chocolate, chopped

¼ cup cocoa powder

¾ cup caster sugar

4 eggs, separated

100g (1 cup) almond meal

100g milk chocolate, roughly chopped

Cocoa powder, to serve

  1. Preheat oven to 180oC. Grease cake tin.
  2. Place coffee, butter and dark chocolate into a heatproof bowl and melt in microwave, stirring often. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Add cocoa and ¼ cup sugar to warm chocolate mixture. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Stir in egg yolks, almond meal and milk chocolate.
  4. Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites to soft peaks. Add remaining ½ cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until thick and glossy. Fold into chocolate mixture, spoon mixture into prepared cake tin.
  5. Bake for about 30 minutes (i left it for 35 minutes and it was a touch overcooked, so keep an eye out) or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand in pan for 5 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack to cool. Dust with cocoa. Serve.
i forgot to snap the cake itself, but here is the evidence at least that i made it...

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