What do you get a guy who doesn’t celebrate birthdays? A fuss-free homemade flourless chocolate cake. It was meant to be a surprise until he walked into the guest bedroom where the cake was hidden and asked "Why does this room smell like cookies?" Busted 🙂
You will need:
- 80g of butter
- 220 g of bittersweet good quality chocolate (about 60% cocoa)
- 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 6 eggs (separated)
- Pinch of coffee powder
- Cocoa powder for dusting
Melt butter and chocolate in a bowl over simmering water. Mix in coffee powder and stir until smooth. Set aside to cool.
Once chocolate has cooled slightly, whisk in egg yolks.
Whisk egg whites and sugar until soft peaks form. Whisk 1/4 of egg whites into chocolate mixture. Gently fold in the rest.
Pour batter into a round cake tin lined with cookie paper.
Bake for 45-50min in 140C oven until set.
Let cake cool completely and dust cocoa powder over cake.
Chill in fridge for about 4 hours before serving.