Thursday, October 24, 2013

Flourless Sea Salt Chocolate Cake

The 22nd marked my and Chris' 8th wedding anniversary! Unfortunately, all four of us are really sick. I took Chris and Brayden to urgent care on Sunday and Brody and I ended up at the doctor yesterday. So, flourless cake was our special treat. My mom brought us her baked potato soup which is soooo divine so I didn't have to cook dinner!

Next time you have company show up unexpectedly or just want something decadent yet very simple, try this recipe out!

Flourless Sea Salt Chocolate Cake
Source: adapted from Epicurious

5.25 ounces of Lindt dark sea salt chocolate bars (one and a half bars)
1 stick of unsalted butter
3/4 cup white sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Preheat your oven to 375. Cut out a wax paper circle to fit into an 8 or 9 inch cake pan (adjust cooking time based on size of pan). Butter the circle and place butter side up in the pan.

Over a double boiler OR a glass bowl placed over a pot of boiled water, melt chocolate bars and butter together, whisking until smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in sugar. Set aside. 

In a small bowl, whisk eggs together. Temper chocolate by adding a small amount of the mixture into the eggs and then adding the eggs back into the pot of chocolate/butter/sugar. 

SIFT in cocoa powder. Usually I'm not a sifter but you really need to for this! Stir everything together until just combined. 

Pour on top of buttered wax paper inside of cake pan. Bake for about 23-25 minutes for an 8" pan and 18-19 minutes for a 9". Once a very light crust appears, your cake should be done.

Top with sifted powdered sugar.

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