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France's Flourless Chocolate Cake

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Introduction

This is the best chocolate cake, France my boss makes its for every special moment. I think its more of an excuse to eat it and you will soon see why! *Take it out just before you think its ready you want it soft in the middle and hard on the outside.

This is the best chocolate cake, France my boss makes its for every special moment. I think its more of an excuse to eat it and you will soon see why! *Take it out just before you think its ready you want it soft in the middle and hard on the outside.

Ingredients

Serves: 6

Metric Cups
  • 125 grams dark chocolate
  • 125 grams sugar
  • 60 grams butter
  • 3 medium eggs (separated)
  • 4⅖ ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 4⅖ ounces sugar
  • 2⅛ ounces butter
  • 3 medium eggs (separated)

Method

France's Flourless Chocolate Cake is a community recipe submitted by megg and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Pre heat the oven to 170 fan bake.
  • Melt the chocolate and the butter together ( I use a double boiler ).
  • While its melting whisk the whites until stiff. Once the chocolate and butter has melted stir in the sugar then the egg yokes very quickly, as the chocolate starts to set. Then fold in the egg whites slowly until all mixed in.
  • Then pour into a flan dish. You want something quite shallow as it doesn't really rise. Don't worry about greasing the dish as its best straight out of the oven warm!
  • Bake for about 30mins depending on your oven. you want the knife to come out of the middle only just clean as it will keep cooking once out because you serve it in the dish. soft in the middle crunchy on the outside!
  • Pre heat the oven to 170 fan bake.
  • Melt the chocolate and the butter together ( I use a double boiler ).
  • While its melting whisk the whites until stiff. Once the chocolate and butter has melted stir in the sugar then the egg yokes very quickly, as the chocolate starts to set. Then fold in the egg whites slowly until all mixed in.
  • Then pour into a flan dish. You want something quite shallow as it doesn't really rise. Don't worry about greasing the dish as its best straight out of the oven warm!
  • Bake for about 30mins depending on your oven. you want the knife to come out of the middle only just clean as it will keep cooking once out because you serve it in the dish. soft in the middle crunchy on the outside!
  • Tell us what you think

    What 2 Others have said

    • As easy as this was to make it most definitely wasn't rich enough it was lacking in flavour! I had to make a chocolate gauche to go on the side and that helped....I would recommend this cake if you have a bare cupboard for sure! Other than that opt for a fuller one!

      Posted by Cakiecake on 2nd December 2014
    • I love this, it was so easy to make and I got lots of compliments for it. Perfect cake for the gluten intolerant.

      Posted by RebeccaDart on 26th September 2013
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