Friday, 30 August 2013

Friday's Kitchen: Change One Thing - 'Flourless Chocolate and Raspberry Cake'


Well, here we are.  My final recipe in my 'Change One Thing' theme that has been running throughout August.  I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed really challenging myself in the kitchen with these ideas, learning to think differently about food has been quite radical for me and the way I cook and I hope it has inspired you too!  I'm sure I shall be re-visiting these recipes and more themes in my cooking in the future.

So for my final recipe in this month's theme - I've gone for a real baking challenge (for me).  The classic Flourless Chocolate Cake.  Great for those on a gluten-free diet - this chocolate cake boasts all the rich taste of a chocolate torte but without the density.  For this recipe, I found a few easy pointers and added a simple, tangy, raspberry coulis to offset the richness of the cake.  All in all, a perfect dessert cake and a must for the chocoholics out there!

 

Ingredients
For the Cake:
120g Butter
120g Dark Chocolate
3 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
70g Cocoa Powder
160g Golden Caster Sugar

For the Coulis:
50g Fresh Raspberries
50g Caster Sugar
1-2tsp Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

Method:
Preheat your oven to 150C and grease a round cake tin (approx 20cm).

Over a pan of boiling water, melt the chocolate and butter together, stirring all the time.  Once melted and combined, remove from heat and leave to cool for 5 minutes.

In a jug, beat the eggs with the vanilla extract until thoroughly combined.  In a mixing bowl, mix the caster sugar and cocoa powder and add the egg mixture when ready.

Add to this your melted chocolate mixture and stir until all is combined together.  The mixture will look sticky and smooth.

Pour the mixture into your prepared tin and bake for 25-30mins.  Leave to cool on a rack until ready to serve.

Whilst the cake is baking - whizz up your coulis ingredients together with a blender until combined and thick (HINT: if mixture seems runny, add a little extra caster sugar).  Pour into a bowl and leave to chill until you are ready to serve your cake.  Pour over each slice individually.  Serve and enjoy!

This cake would be fantastic as a double layer cake with a tangy frosting filling - why not try adding different fruits, such as blueberries to the mix to spice this recipe up!

Tried it? Loved it?  I would LOVE to hear your thoughts!!!


5 comments:

Lollzz said...

Drooling! #FriendlyFriday

Jess | Just Jesss said...

Um, this looks incredible - I've never tried a flourless cake but I'm now thinking I might have to give it a go!

Jess xo

Emma Berry said...

Thanks Jess! It's a pretty good recipe and doesn't take too much time! I loved it, very rich!! X

Celia said...

Oh my goodness this looks absolutely divine! I've been looking for agood chocolatey recipe to satisfying cravings and this ticks every box!
xx
Celia @ celiasantics.blogspot.co.uk

atthebeautydesk said...

my best friend is celiac so I'm sending this recipe to her this second as she's always baking..she'll be delighted cause she loves chocolate too ;)