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Chocolate Flourless Cake

A favourite with chocolate lovers! Gluten-Free, and full of chocolate flavour, savour every slice.

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Chocolate Flourless Cake

With no raising agents, the volume of this cake is built using a well-beaten meringue. Do not overbeat the meringue as it will lead to a dry cake.

Prep. Time
30 min
Cook Time
18 min
Total Time
48 min
Ingredients

Unsalted Butter,            100g
cubed
70% Dark Chocolate,    100g
chopped
Cocoa Powder,                   8g
sifted
Ground Almond              80g
2 Large Eggs, separated
Brown Sugar                  100g
Boiling Water                25ml
Cocoa Powder or Icing Sugar for dusting
Strawberries, halved

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and lined pan with baking paper.
2. In a sauce pan, add in butter, chocolate, cocoa powder and water then stir over low heat for 2 – 3 minutes till chocolate dissolved and mixture is well-combined. Set aside cool while preparing the rest of the ingredients.
3. Using an electric beater, beat egg whites until soft peaks. Set aside.
4. In another bowl, beat brown sugar and egg yolks till thick and creamy.
5. Stir ground almond into chocolate mixture till combined before adding it into the egg yolk mixture and continue to stir till well mixed.
6. Gently fold in egg whites in two batches into the chocolate mixture till no trace of whites found.
7. Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 18 minutes or until a skewer inserted in centre and comes out with moist crumbs.
8. Cool cake completely in pan. Dust with extra cocoa powder/icing sugar and decorate  with strawberries.

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