I insisted

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 πŸ™‚

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.



6 thoughts on “I insisted”

  1. Why……
    Why “B” and not “D”? And why flourless?? Is it nicer?
    Anyway, did you make the figurines??
    Eh, how come you know how to whip up so many nice stuff huh? I never knew you could do all these when I was your colleague! How come I never benefited from your food ventures then har? ;P

    1. Re: Why……
      Cos I had always thought I cannot cook mah!! πŸ™‚ Figurines are part of his collection of stuff but I got wash properly before using. And B is what his family calls him.

      1. Re: Why……
        Not me. But he’s thinking of going gluten-free. He suffers from quite a bit of bloating and going gluten free is supposed to help. Plus the crazy fella says Djokovic has dominated the tennis world since he went gluten free πŸ™‚ Told him unless he has his own personal chef like Djokovic, it’s gonna be tough.

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