Flourless chocolate cake

Flourless chocolate cake
  • Serves icon Serves 10-12
  • Time icon Hands-on time 30 min, oven time 45 min

Crisp on the outside and gooey on the inside, Simmone Logue’s flourless chocolate cake is delicious on its own or served with double cream. A gluten-free afternoon tea winner.

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Nutrition: per serving

Calories
468kcals
Fat
32.2g (16.2g saturated)
Protein
7.2g
Carbohydrates
36.8g (36.3g sugars)
Fibre
0.8g
Salt
0.1g
Calories
468kcals
Fat
32.2g (16.2g saturated)
Protein
7.2g
Carbohydrates
36.8g (36.3g sugars)
Fibre
0.8g
Salt
0.1g

Per serving (for 12)

Ingredients

  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 300g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped
  • 5 medium free-range eggs, separated
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 125g ground almonds
  • Cocoa powder for dusting
  • Fresh raspberries, unsprayed rose petals (optional) and double cream to serve

You’ll also need…

  • 23cm springform cake tin, greased and base-lined with baking paper

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4. Melt the butter in a heavy-based saucepan over a medium heat. Simmer for 3-5 minutes until the butter starts to turn brown and smell biscuity. Add the chocolate and stir until melted. Remove from the heat, then whisk in the egg yolks. Transfer to a large clean mixing bowl.
  2. In another large clean bowl, whisk the egg whites to soft peaks using an electric mixer (the peaks should droop when the beaters are lifted out). Mix the sugar and almonds into the chocolate mixture, then fold in the egg whites using a large metal spoon. Pour the mixture into the tin.
  3. Bake for 40-45 minutes until a skewer pushed into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin, then chill until needed.
  4. Just before serving, dust with cocoa powder, then decorate with raspberries and rose petals, if desired. Serve with cream.

Recipe from In the Kitchen by Simmone Logue.

delicious. tips

  1. The cake will keep for up to a week in a sealed container in the fridge.

Recipe By

Simmone Logue

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