Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Nearly Flourless Chocolate Cake (or Brownie)

This recipe comes from "500 cakes" and appealed to me due to the low amount of flour.  Foodies often think that little flour in a cake means either a lovely light texture or a really dense texture.  This time it resulted in a very dense, rich texture. Whilst this chocolate 'cake' was delicious for what it was, it was more so a brownie than a cake.  If you enjoy brownies or even rich mud cakes then by all means this is a fantastic recipe, however, for the purpose of this chocolate cake search I'm sorry to report that I don't think this can even be considered in the running as a cake.

Ingredients
260g dark chocolate
170g butter, diced
200g caster sugar
3 large eggs
70g plain flour

Method
Preheat the oven to 160 degrees (fan-forced) and line a round springform tin.  Break the chocolate pieces and put them in a heatproof bowl along with the butter.  Plcae the bowl over a pan of simmering water and heat gently until the chocolate and butter have melted.  Remove from the heat and leave to cool for 5 minutes.  Stir in the sugar, then beat in the eggs, one at a time.  Sift teh flour over the mixture, then fold in. Tip the mixture into the pan and bake for 55 minutes until firm on top with a little wobble in the centre.  The cake will firm as it cools.  Leave to cool in the tin. Carefully turn cake out onto a serving plate and serve in wedges with thick cream or ice with chocolate ganache (as pictured).

15 comments:

  1. Cake, brownie...it looks fantastic! So, so chocolatly. :D

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  2. A delicious cake, assured success.

    "Un exito asegurado"
    Besos

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  3. Yes it doesn't look as light and moist as the cake you took to class ~ but as you say a different texture and any chocolate cake is worth the eating.
    ~Dianne~

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  4. I have to admit that I am not a brownie fan. I know that sounds terrible. I know my kids would love it!

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  5. I'm a real fan of brownies and,I would like to have a (big) piece of your cake now :)

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  6. Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog...you have a very beautiful blog with lots of chocolates cakes recipes! Now I know where to search the next time I want to try out a new chocolate cake! Thanks and hope you have a wonderful day:D

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  7. Thanks for your continuous search! You are an angel! I almost bought this book. I just recd a subscription e-mail from BHG, they have a section on Our Best Chocolate Cakes, check it out, the first one looks good, it's called quick chocolate cake. Have fun browsing!

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  8. J'adore les brownie! C'est mon petit péché quoi! Ta recette a l'air à tomber à la renverse ma belle. Je la prends en note. Bye! Caro B. Bisous

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  9. THis looks perfect for this weekend. I like recipes with few ingredients. I've missed some of you delicious recipes, I'll be getting back on schedule. thank you for all your visits and very kind comments.
    Take care,
    Mimi

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  10. Oooooooooooh - what a great idea, I could go a brownie in cake form right about now ;0)

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  11. I think dragees and chocolate cakes were made for one another. Looks gorgeously delicious!

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