Valentine’s Day Flourless Chocolate Cake
Nothing says, “Be Mine” like this flourless chocolate cake! Ditch your original chocolate cake recipe for this flourless, sweet treat. Dust with powdered sugar, top with whipped cream and fresh berries, for a dessert that will have you and your valentine craving a little extra!
Flourless Chocolate Cake
1 stick unsalted butter
1 lb bittersweet or dark chocolate, roughly chopped into 1-inch pieces
9 large eggs, separated
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1 pinch salt
Powdered sugar and chocolate shavings for garnish
1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Melt chocolate and butter over a bain-marie, stirring occasionally. While chocolate is melting, whisk the egg yolks and sugar together by hand until a light yellow color. Mix a little of the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture to temper. Then mix in the rest of the chocolate mixture and the salt. Set aside.
3. With standing mixer or hand mixer, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Then, fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Pour into a greased 9-inch springform pan and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the top starts to crack. While cake is baking, make whipped cream using the 2 cups of heavy cream. You can leave plain or season with a tsp of vanilla extract and a pinch of powdered sugar.
4. When cake is done, let sit for 15 minutes before removing the sides. Garnish with powdered sugar and chocolate shavings.