Flourless chocolate cake? cupcakes???....ya you heard it right "flourless". I didn't know a dessert like this does exist until recently. Gluten free, decadent and oh soooo chocolatey.
I was not planning to bake anything for the next few weeks or may be months (trying to cut out sugar from our diet you see) but sometimes i desperately crave for chocolates. This was one of those days and i wanted to bake something that was hassle free, needs less ingredients and which bakes in less that 30 minutes.
Hubby dearest was not happy (he is a chocoholic and is trying his best to stay away from them...hehehe...) coz like i said we were supposed to cut down sugar and here i was doing exactly the opposite :P. Nevertheless he liked it very much.
Flourless chocolate cake or cupcake is a delicious dense chocolate cake which i bet all chocolate lovers will absolutely devour. This decadent dessert is also good for people who can't tolerate wheat or gluten.
All the recipes out there (found on the internet where else?? :P) consists more or less the same ingredients. The one i made is also the standard recipe but the measurements were all mine :D. As expected it turned out to be yummy and was the right texture.
I didn't want to bake a big cake so this is a sweet and small recipe. And i baked them on a cupcake tray just for fun :D.
Here's what i did:
4 oz of semi sweet (56%cocoa) chocolate bars (you can also use bitter sweet chocolate)
4 tbsp of unsalted butter
2 large eggs
1/4 cup of regular unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp of granulated sugar (less sugar as i was using semi sweet chocolate bars and i like the bitterness of cocoa, you can use more if you desire)
|Five ingredient fix....it cant get any better than this :) |
(oh thats the vanilla extract next to the eggs i didn't use it but u can :P)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler or microwave.
In a separate bowl, add sifted cocoa powder and sugar, combine. Add the eggs into this mixture and whisk until nicely combined. Now slowly pour a little of the hot melted chocolate and butter mixture into the egg and cocoa powder mixture ensuring to mix constantly so that the eggs doesn't scramble.
|Chocolate + Butter|
|Melted chocolate and butter mixture|
|Cocoa powder + egg + sugar|
|Chocolate mixture +cocoa powder and egg mixture combined|
Pour in the rest of the melted chocolate and mix until nicely combined. And you are done. Pour this mixture on to a cake pan which is buttered and lined with parchment paper or you can do what i did ....bake them in a cupcake tray with cupcake liners.
Bake for 15-20mins or until toothpick inserted comes out a little wet (not gooey). Dust the cupcakes with cocoa powder or powdered sugar and serve with whipped cream or ice cream if desired ( i ate it as is yummmmmyyy)
So until next next time Happy Baking and Happy Holidays :)