Gluten Free Chocolate Decadence Cake

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


This decadent flourless chocolate cake yields a fudgy texture with a crisp top.

Gluten Free Chocolate Decadence Cake adapted from Joy of Cooking

1 pound bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
10 tbsp unsalted butter
5 large egg yolks
5 large egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 tbsp sugar

Preheat oven to 325 F. Grease an 8 x 12 inch round pan and line with parchment paper.

In a heatproof bowl, combine the chocolate and butter and set bowl over a large pot of simmering water. Stir until melted. Remove from the heat and whisk in egg yolks. Set aside.

In another large bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually add in the sugar and beat until peaks are stiff, but not dry. Fold in one-quarter of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture and then add the remaining whites.

Scoop the batter into the prepared pan and place pan in a shallow baking dish. Fill baking dish with boiling water. Enough to reach halfway up the cake pan. Bake for exactly 30 minutes and cool.
Refrigerate overnight. Serve with whipped cream and berries!