Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Flourless chocolate cake quick delicious and easy

This gooey chocolate cake is somewhat of a hit as a dessert served with ice cream. It has a consistency between a brownie and a cake and so needs no icing besides a sprinkle of icing sugar it is so simple and quick to make


250g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped into pieces

100g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing

4 large free-range eggs, separated

175g icing sugar, sifted


1.Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a 22cm baking mould.

2.In a small bowl resting over a pot of hot water, melt the chocolate and butter together (the bowl should not be touching the water).

3.In a separate bowl whisk the egg yolks with the icing sugar until pale and creamy.

4.Fold the melted chocolate into the egg mixture.

5.Using a clean whisk, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. Using a metal spoon, fold gradually into the chocolate mixture.

6.Using a spatula pour the mixture into the greased mould, then bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes, until slightly cracked on the top, but still gooey in the middle. Serve.