Saturday, July 28, 2012

Gluten free Flourless Chocolate Cake

Its flour-less, its an easy Gluten Free dessert, so I am not sure why more restaurants don't offer it.  For a super easy to make and simple to clean up dessert - just make it at home.  You can easily have it all done in 30 to 40 minutes.  I have tried lots of recipes and they are basically all the same - butter, eggs, sugar and chocolate.


4 oz bittersweet chocolate (I use Ghiradelli 60%)
1/2 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I use Guittard)
3/4 Cup sugar
1 stick unsalted butter
3 eggs

1.  Preheat an oven to 375 degrees

2.  Use can use a 9 inch or 8 inch round pan.  If you use the 9 inch pan it will be thinner - but it will work with either.  Cut a piece of wax paper or parchment paper.  Butter the bottom of the pan (use your hands - it works the best).  Put the paper in, flatten, then turn the paper over and flatten it down in the center.

3.  Make a double boiler.  Put a bit of water in the bottom of a pan and place a metal bowl over top.  The water should be a simmer to slow boil.  Melt the butter and chocolate together.  Alternatively, you can melt it in a microwave safe bowl.  Cook at 50% for 2 minutes, then add 30 seconds at a time until it is melted.

4.  Next, whisk in the sugar.  Once incorporated whisk in the eggs.

5.  Sift the cocoa powder into your mixture and stir in CAREFULLY; otherwise you'll have cocoa powder all over the place.

6.  Pour into your pan and cook 20 - 25 minutes until done.

Slice it, dust with powdered sugar and pour a cup of coffee or a tall glass of milk.


The Un-Gluten Guy

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