Flourless chocolate Torte

Gluten free flourless chocolate cake

I had stumbled upon this recipe purely coincidentally. One of my friends is on a gluten-free diet and for her birthday I thought this would be one of the best gifts I could give her, as she loves dessert but is always at a loss, cause of gluten.

The cake is absolutely divine. It’s like a cross between a fudge and brownie – a little gooey. With a certain richness, it can be overwhelming after a couple of bites. But it’s great if one is on a low-carb diet.

Time: 1 hour

Baking Time: 40 minchocolate Glaze over flourless chocolate cake

Serves: 10 slices

Materials:

  • 7” baking tray
  • 2 saucepans
  • Handmixer
  • Rubber spatula

Cake Ingredients:

  • Chocolate bits– 170 gm
  • Butter – ½ cup
  • Sugar – ¾ cup
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Eggs – 3
  • Cocoa powder – ½ cup
  • Hot Coffee  – ¾ cup
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 175C and place butter paper into the baking pan.
  • Use a double boiler and melt chocolate and butter. Stir until the mixture is smooth.
  • Stir in hot coffee, sugar and salt until it is dissolved. Remove from the heat
  • Beat the eggs separately and whisk the eggs into the chocolate mixture.
  • Sieve in cocoa powder and mix well.
  • Pour this batter into the pan and bake for 40 min. Check to see if the cake is done.
  • Remove from the oven and cool.

Glaze Ingredients:

  • Chocolate bits – 56 gm
  • Butter – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Milk – 1 ½ tsp
  • Honey – 1 ½ tsp

Method:

  • Use a double boiler and melt chocolate and butter. Stir until the mixture is smooth.
  • Remove from the heat and add milk and honey. Stir till smooth and glossy.
  • Pour all over the cake and spread evenly.

Apron’s Advise

  • Double boiler – Boil water in a saucepan, place another bowl over it.
  • The center of the cake has a tendency to take longer to bake, so test it before removing the cake from the oven. Keep it for another 5 – 10 min
  • While baking, cracks will appear in the cake. Perfectly normal. On cooling, the cracks will close up.
  • On cooling, the cake will deflate a bit, but don’t worry!! This is perfectly fine.

 

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