Flourless Chocolate Cake

Leith Hall Flourless Chocolate Cake

More and more, guests often tell us that they are “gluten free”. Some of the best gluten free recipes are naturally gluten free because they didn’t include flour in the first place. This flourless chocolate cake is a good example. Another is a New York cheesecake – which will appear in a future post.

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup orange liqueur like Cointreau

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup sugar

18 oz. bittersweet chocolate

1 cup sugar

6 eggs, separated, whites beaten to medium peaks.

10″ springform pan, lined with parchment and wrapped in foil

larger pan half filled with boiling water for bain-marie

pre-heat oven to 300F.

flourless chocolate cakeHeat the water, liqueur, sugar and salt together. Melt the chocolate into the water mixture, Beat the butter into the chocolate mixture, one pat at a time. Mix the egg yolks into the chocolate mixture, one at a time. Fold the beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture.

Turn batter into pan. Smooth top. Bake in bain marie for 45 minutes. Cool completely (overnight in fridge is good). Unmold onto cake plate. Can be served with raspberries, or strawberries, or raspberry sauce, or lingonberries (from Ikea)