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*All recipes on this blog (unless otherwise noted) are Martha Stewart's from the Everyday Food Cookbooks here and here, they are not my own. If other than this I will post links to the recipes or indicate that they are originals*

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Thats right people, more dessert!  I'm trying to only do one a week, because it is summer and I will have to get into a swimsuit eventually.  To keep from devouring this entire cake on my own, I conveniently made it for a BBQ get together.  So I had one small piece, which was amazing, but not diet busting thank god.  Everyone else was able to enjoy it too, which is always fun.  All of the comments were very good, feel free to give your own rating if you tried know who you are.
So I don't actually have a picture of this recipe completed, sorry about can use your imagination.  Another successful baking excursion, this isn't as tough as I though it would be.  This recipe was super easy, try it, you won't be sorry!

6 T unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
6 large eggs, yolks and whites separated
1/2 cup sugar
confectioners' sugar for dusting (optional)

Preheat oven to 275.  Butter a 9in springform pan.  Place butter and chocolate in a large heatproof bowl, set over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water; heat until almost melted.  (My bowl was not heatproof, but I was very careful!).

Remove from heat, stir until completely melted and combined.  Whisk in yolks.

In another bowl, beat egg whites to soft peaks with an electric mixer on medium-high speed.  Gradually add granulated sugar; beat until peaks are stiff and glossy.  

Whisk one fourth of whites into chocolate mixture; gently but thoroughly fold mixture into remaining whites.  Spread batter in prepared pan; smooth top.  Bake until cake pulls away from sides of pan and is just set in the center, 45-50 min.  Cool completely on a wire rack.

Logan Rating: ****

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