Thursday, September 1, 2016

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake Batter and Prepared Pan
There are all kinds of memories; happy, sad, angry, wonderful, scary, etc, but think about it, taste brings back memories as well. How often have you tasted something that brought back a certain person, place or occasion? Spaghetti with meatballs and a slice of apple pie always remind me of my Grandma Mimi and cupcakes from the bakery remind of my other Grandma, Dorothe. Both were very strong women for their day and women that I am proud to call family.

Self Portrait Grandma Dorothe
Gluten-free was not a word either women ever used but in this day and age is used quite frequently. Take this flourless chocolate cake for example, the recipe is from the King Arthur Flour website; but there is not a lick of flour in it, not even gluten-free flour. The end result is a rich chocolatey brownie like cake that is good by itself or with ice cream. Hope you give this a try I am sure glad that I did. Let’s have some fun creating our own memories.

I spent the last two weeks visiting with family. My one sister and I live close and see each other frequently, my other sister and I have not had the opportunity to see each other as often. What happened was surprising to me, it was like we picked up right where we left off as kids and had a wonderful time. Families are a big part of who we are, what we look like and how we feel, all the good and the bad. Families are special…….

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

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Enjoy this rich chocolate cake that tastes more like a brownie. Delicious with ice cream or by itself.

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 cup of Ghirardelli 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cacao

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease an 8" square pan; trace and then cut a piece of parchment for the bottom, butter it, and lay it in the bottom of the pan.
  2. Melt chocolate and butter in a sauce pan on low heat, until the butter and chocolate chips are melted. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl add chocolate/butter mixture then stir in the sugar, salt, espresso powder, and vanilla.
  4. Add the eggs, mixing until smooth. Add the cocoa powder, and stir to combine.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 23 to 27 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven when an instant-read thermometer registers at least 200°F when inserted into the center. (be careful not to over bake cake, you want it a little gooey). Let cake rest until completely cooled.
  7. Serve with ice cream!
Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

51 comments:

  1. Oh Cheri...this cake sure looks great...as you said...rich and like brownie...yum! and yes, I would love it with a scoop of ice cream.
    Families are indeed special.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week :)

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    1. Thanks Juliana, yes I'm having a great week. Cannot beleive summer is almost over.

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  2. Ya had me when the photo wasn't even fully opened. Boy does that look delicious! Love the flour less chocolate cake!!!

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    1. Thanks Peggy, nothing like a slice of chocolate to get you through the day.

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  3. What an amazing picture of your grandma! Food and memories often go hand in hand. Chocolate cake is a good memory always : )

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    1. Thanks Mindy, so true they go hand in hand. Take care C.

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  4. Families are indeed special. This cake looks amazing Cheri 😀

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  5. Love anything chocolate. And this flourless chocolate cake looks just wow! I wish I could have a slice for my breakfast right now! :)

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    1. I actually prefer my sweets in the morning too Anu, that way I have all-day to work it off.

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  6. Wow, the cake looks so great, I love chocolate cakes:) And I feel the same about the family - it's extremely important:)

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    1. Thanks Natalia, families are special aren't they.

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  7. It looks perfectly dense and chocoatey! I love it!

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    1. Thanks Angie, we all need more chocolate.....

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  8. Cheri: I'm with you. Family is special and it is so nice to be reminded of that. I'm glad you got to see your sister. And to make this cake. It looks rich and awesome. All the more special because of the memories it conjured for you. Thanks so much. D

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    1. Thanks Dena, family is special and I read that in you in everyone of your post, take care!!

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  9. I love a good chocolate cake and flourless is even better! It looks wonderful. Food brings so many memories to mind - clear as can be :) How wonderful to have family together. Glad you had a lovely time. Enjoy the long weekend.

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    1. Thanks Tricia, food does bring many memories, love that connection. Take care!

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  10. Flourless chocolate cakes are very close to my heart and have a special meaning in my family, too, Cheri. So glad you had a nice visit with your family...times to make more memories are definitely special.

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    1. Thanks Monica, I love how you and your son bake together, such a wonderful way to create happy memories.

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  11. Such a decadent looking cake, but we can feel good about eating it since it's gluten free, right??? :)

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  12. I haven't been able to visit my blog friends in the past week because I was hosting family :)
    My nephew was visiting with his wife and new baby and we had such a lovely time. I don't get to see my two sisters that much either, ones in Toronto and the other one in Columbus. I hope you had a wonderful time.

    This cake comes at a perfect time...I need to watch my gluten. I've been very naughty lately and been careless with eating too many baked goods.

    It looks rich and delicious.

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    1. Thanks Nazneen, me too, actually it's hard to keep on track when entertaining, don't you think? We had a huge salad with lots of veggies tonight and I already feel better. Take care........

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  13. One of our friends has gone gluten free and would certainly be happy with a piece of the cake.

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  14. Hi Cheri,
    Very well said and truly some kind of food do bring back some fond memories. This rich chocolatey brownie-like flourless chocolate cake must be delish!

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    1. Thanks Karen, that's probably another reason us food bloggers love to talk about food. Take care!

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  15. Family is so important, Cheri - both our blood relatives and our family of choice! They give such richness to our lives. And we return it with rich cakes like this one! Looks wonderful - most everything from their website is pretty perfect!

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    1. Well said David! I enjoy their website as you can probably tell. Have a great holiday week-end!

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  16. Families are special...and so is your flourless chocolate cake...King Arthur's does have a beautiful array of recipes which bring memories from yesterday to the forefront =)

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    1. Yes they have a great website, thanks Kim, hope you had a wonderful holiday week-end.

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  17. I'm not a chocolate-eater, but have made a similar cake for friends and family. Your recipe looks delicious, Cheri!

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    1. Thanks Barbara, unfortunately I am and I am trying hard not to eat very much.

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  18. my favorite recipes are ones with just a few (but quality) ingredients, and i think these must be incredible!

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    1. Thanks Grace, hard to find fault with chocolate, right?

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  19. My family loves flourless chocolate cakes! I don't think I've made this recipe---so it will go on my list to try. Perfect for a family dinner!!

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  20. The first recipe I ever posted on my blog was for ginger cookies, and I have such strong memories of eating them at my grandmother's house. Food brings back all kinds of family memories! Wonderful that you're having quality time with your family.

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    1. Thanks Beth, we had a wonderful time. Take care, C

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  21. This is an absolute favorite dessert in my home!! I love flour-less cake and your recipe sounds wonderful.

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  22. I totally love the flourless idea, Cheri. The cake looks so delightful... I simply had to pin it ♥

    summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Summer, hope you enjoy this recipe!!

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  23. Your memories reminded me of my Grandma, Dorothy.
    This cake looks perfectly chocolaty. I will definitely give it a try!

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    1. My Grandma Dorothe was so wonderful, I never knew she could even draw like this, though she loved to paint with oils.

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  24. This cake looks chocolatety, rich and really delicious, Cheri! My GF friends are always on the hunt for great recipes and I'll share this with them! I love posting about recipes that I have happy memories attached too. There are so very many! Food and family are definitely tied together :)

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    1. They certainly are Marcelle, maybe thats why we love food so much, lol!

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  25. This cake looks so incredible, Cheri! I have always wanted to try making a flourless chocolate cake. It's amazing that it has no flour in it, but turns out like this. I'm saving your recipe. I had a great grandmother named Mimi and a grandmother named Dorothy. Mimi's real name was Urith Holthaus (hence the nickname). :) I just wanted to let you know that I am stopping blogging for now due to building a house. I just felt like I wouldn't be able to keep up. I will still be checking out your blog, although not as often. It has been great connecting with you through our blogs. See my latest post for more details. Best wishes to you!

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    1. Hi Shari, oh I did see your post, I completely understand but will definitely miss the way you write and your beautiful photos. Good luck with your new home!

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  26. Wow looks delicious.
    I love chocolate is my favorite.
    My cooking blog is in Spanish with Google translation hope you liked.
    Olga.

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