Overrated for some and wonderful for the rest. While I may always belong to the former group of humans, for me valentines day is always a great excuse to bake up something sinfully beautiful and then later of course blog about it.
This year no different from the others, and making up for my long absence I decided to put the words sinful, beautiful and chocolate into a recipe that seems just perfect for the occasion and just about any other day. Whether you are the occupational baker or the occasional baker, this gorgeous cake will tempt the taste buds of chocolate addicts and others too. Sinfully delicious and delightfuly simple. Wrap up your romantic day with this quick and easy Flourless Chocolate Cake.
300 g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
150 g butter
50 g caster sugar
cocoa powder, for dusting
1. Preheat the oven to 180℃. Line the base of a 20 cm diameter spring-from/loose bottomed cake tin with a disc of baking parchment and grease the sides with butter.
2. Place the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water and allow to melt, then remove from the heat and set aside.
3. Place the eggs and sugar in a separate bowl and, using a hand-held electric beater or electric mixer, whisk for 10 minutes or until the mixture forms a light, pale mousse.
4. Fold the chocolate mixture into the eggs until fully combined, then pour into the prepared tin and bake for 20 – 22 minutes or until the cake is almost set. Allow to cool down completely in the tin before removing, then dust with cocoa powder and cut into slices to serve.
Whether you beleive in celebrating this day or not, chocolate is always a good idea. Surprise your loved one with this easy to make quick dessert which will surely have people asking for a second helping. Single or not, here’s hoping you have a wonderdul day !
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