Best flourless chocolate cake

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Time 01 Hour 10 Minutes
  • 150g unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 150g white sugar
  • 80g brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 60ml cold milk
  • 250g almond meal
  • 25g unsweetened cocoa powder (cacao magro), sifted
  • 5g of Italian baking 100g dark chocolate (70% cocoa), chopped
  • powder, sifted (such as Lievito Bertolini)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Strawberries, to serve

Requires: 22.5cm (9”) round cake pan (ideally Anodized Aluminum) and a stand mixer (or hand beater)

How to Make It
Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C conventional oven (356° Fahrenheit/Gas 4). Grease the cake pan by lightly buttering the base and sides with margarine or butter. Line the base and sides with baking paper.

Tip: Anodized Aluminum cake pans are the ideal baking surface for any type of cake as they produce even heating. This creates the best possible rise, making you a confident baker.

Step 2

Place the dark chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water (don’t let bowl touch the water). Cook, stirring using a metal spoon, until the chocolate has melted to a smooth consistency. Remove the bowl with melted chocolate from the heat and set aside to cool.

Step 3

Place the eggs, a pinch of salt, the white sugar and brown sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer (alternatively, place into a large mixing bowl). Use a stand mixer or hand beater to beat the eggs and sugar for 5 minutes on medium speed. Add the vanilla essence to the egg and sugar mixture. Stir the cold milk into the melted chocolate.

Step 4

Use a wooden spoon to stir the almond meal and unsweetened cocoa powder (cacao magro) into the cake mixture, a few tablespoons at a time until just combined. Stir the sifted baking powder, then the melted chocolate into the cake mixture until just combined.

Step 5

Pour the cake mixture into the prepared cake pan. Bake for 45 mins or until a skewer inserted in centre comes out clean.

Step 6

Serve with strawberries – buon appetito!

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