Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake



A small portion of fine DARK chocolate(at least 70% cocoa) everyday keeps the doctor away. Cocoa is a rich source of antioxidants including the epicatechin and catechin. Flavonoids help relax blood pressure through the production of NO(Nitric Oxide)to reduce the blood pressure.
Well, besides the health benefits, dark chocolate tastes good and serve not only as anti-depressant, but also a stimulant. But heh, avoid eating those sugary nougat or milk chocolate and just go for the REAL DARK Chocolate! Find How To Taste Dark Chocolate here and A Dark Chocolate a Day Keeps the Doctor Away by Daniel J. DeNoon

  • 250 g Dark chocolate, chopped
  • 170 g Butter, unsalted
  • 10 g Espresso powder
  • 1 tbsp Cachaca liquor (brandy or rum)
  • 60 g Castor sugar
  • 120 g Almond, ground
  • 5 Eggs, large
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/3 tsp Lemon juice
  • 100 g Icing sugar, sifted
  1. Grease a 24-or 26-cm springform pan with 20 grams of butter and line with baking paper. Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 180C/350F.
  2. Beat the whites slowly with salt until they are frothy, then add in lemon juice to the foam. Salt and acid will help stabilize the foam. Gradually add in sifted icing sugar and continue beating the whites until firm peaks form.

  3. Gently heat the chocolate and 150 grams of butter in a bowl over boiling water, stirring constantly, until melted. Whisk in espresso powder, ground almond and liquor. Beat egg yolks together with caster sugar and add into the chocolate mixture.
  4. Fold egg whites into chocolate batter in three additions until completely incorporated. Turn the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Bake for 25-30 minutes until a thin crust has formed on the surface. Remove from springform, cool completely on a wire rack. To serve, sieve the cake lightly with icing sugar and drizzle with vanilla sauce if desired.

3 comments:

Mel 13/10/08 11:41

This looks amazing! Dark chocolate is my favourite, especially Dagoba's 74% New Moon.
Mel - The Kitchen Enquirer

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Anonymous 14/11/10 01:37

Hi,

I was wondering what's the difference between using Dark Cooking Chocolate (50% cocoa) and using normal eating Dark Chocolate that contains 72% cocoa. Which would be more suitable for this recipe?

[Reply]
Angie's Recipes 14/11/10 21:47

@Anonymous
I would use 72%, a mix of both wouldn't hurt either.
Angie

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