flourless chocolate cake recipe I've made before. ANY flourless cake I've made before has left me disappointed if I really want a cake. Even if the flavor is good, the texture isn't ever light or fluffy enough to satisfy my expectations. This recipe isn't light and fluffy enough to be a cake, but if you call it a torte (which is typically layered, but also typically has little to no flour and is more dense)... The flavor is rich and intensely chocolatey!
¾ C sugar
1 C semi- or bittersweet chocolate, chips or chopped
½ C butter
C unsweetened cocoa powder (I use dark)
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 375. Grease (or lightly coat with non-stick cooking spray) an 8" round pan. Beat together eggs and sugar until well blended.
Place chocolate and butter in double boiler (or a microwave safe bowl) and melt gently.
Combine melted chocolate and butter with egg & sugar mixture. Add cocoa powder, salt and vanilla, stirring until very smooth. Pour into prepared pan; bake 25 minutes. (Toothpick test is NOT effective to test for doneness.)
Cool in pan 5-10 minutes before turning onto serving plate.
Serving suggestions: Top with chocolate ganache, drizzle with raspberry coulis, caramel sauce...