11.13.2012

Flour-less Chocolate Cake


Hello guys, I'm back. October, November and December are usually busy months for me. Lately, one project has been taking all my time and that is why I've been absent but I'm finally done. 
Before I started blogging I did several things for a living. Among them, visual merchandizing. Displays, holiday windows, decorations etc… That was something I really enjoyed and loved to do but after the arrival of my son and the temporary overseas departure of Leetal, my friend and partner in crime, I stopped. 


Now that my son is a little older and Leetal came back to the country, it's something I'm definitely considering to get back into. We took a job opportunity to make a christmas display for a store in Soho. It was fun to go back to those days, designing, shopping, hammering, gluing, playing around, etc… Fun stuff.


After all the madness and working for 26 hours straight, I got home so tired and hungry, all I wanted was to sleep. We were pleased with the way everything came out and I'm ready to do it again. 


This week recipe is a flour-less chocolate cake I did when my aunt and cousins came to visit us a couple of weeks ago. This is one of my favorite chocolate recipes because it's so simple and quick to make and the flavor is fantastic. Seriously, everybody I serve this cake to, loves it. I hope you enjoy it too!



Ingredients:


8oz  70% dark chocolate, chopped
1 sticks of butter, cut in small pieces,
 plus more for the pan
5 large eggs, separated
1/2 cup of sugar
2 Tablespoons of  cocoa powder

Method:
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. 
Butter  and dust with cocoa powder an 8-inch spring form pan, set aside. Melt butter and chocolate in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, make sure the bowl is not touching the water, stir until smooth. Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar in a mixing bowl until the mixture turns pale yellow. Gradually add the slightly cool chocolate into the egg mixture whisking until well blend. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Whisk 1/4 of  the whites into chocolate mixture, gently fold remaining whites into the chocolate with a spatula. Pour into the prepared pan and bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes. Let it cool. To serve, I used whipped cream and pistachios, vanilla ice cream goes great as well or simply dust with powder sugar. 


Here is a quick photo Leetal took with her phone of the window we made.





25 comments:

  1. compliment for the beautiful pictures

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  2. i never know what is the best...your recipes or your shots!
    i'll take them both! ;)

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  3. Irresistible! A cake I'd eat in one go... ;-P

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  4. Oh my goodness, I want to eat my computer screen! Pretty sure I could finish that cake in one sitting :)

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  5. Perfect choice for my gluten-free Mom! Gorgeous!

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  6. Najwa, That makes perfect sense that you are a merchandiser! No wonder you have so much beauty for us. Isn't it fun when your kids get old enough that you can get back to some of those things you enjoyed in a pre-motherhood life?
    Your cake looks delish. And I love that it's flourless!
    xxoo
    E

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    1. I know! I thought that day would never come! xo

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  7. DIVINE! I'm speechless. simply divine

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  8. Beautiful window, what a fun project that must be!

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  9. glad to be back. lots of work ahead of us : )

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  10. Wow, your window design is beautiful! Congratulations!

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  11. Today is my 11yo son birthday and I made this cake for him. It's amazing!!! It tastes soooooo gooood!!! Thank you for sharing the recipe!! Greetings from Spain!! :-)

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    1. Thank you so much for letting me know. I'm so happy you liked the cake! Happy bday to your son! xo

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  12. This cake is amazing!!! Your directions are easy to follow and the cake turned out perfectly. I didn't have an 8 inch springform pan, all my springform pans were much bigger than that, so I used a regular 8 inch cake pan. I put a parchment paper circle at the bottom of the pan and then buttered and dusted the paper and sides. It came right out of the pan after it had cooled for about 10 minutes. I will definitely make this again!

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    1. Melissa, thank you so much for trying out this recipe! I'm glad it worked out and you liked it!

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  13. I need to make this ASAP! Great photos and it makes sense that you merch'd windows...simply gorgeous!

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  14. Je fonds complètement devant toutes ces magnifiques photos, et surtout devant ce gâteau au chocolat ! Ton blog est un délice pour les yeux, it makes me dreaming ! Thank you for all these recipes !

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  15. This recipe combines my favorite foods!

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