Flourless Chocolate Cake

flourless chocolate cake

A few weeks ago I mentioned that my daughter Kate, made me a flourless chocolate cake for my birthday. She has made this cake for me before and it is one of my favorites. I think it is the best homemade chocolate dessert ever! It really restaurant quality. It’s so rich you only need a small slice and served with a nice cup of strong coffee it’s absolute heaven! She uses the recipe from Cook’s Illustrated The New Best Recipe: All-New Edition with 1,000 Recipes. I was going to post the recipe here, but it is pretty long. It’s not that it’s all that complicated, it’s just that Cook’s Illustrated is very thorough! I looked on the internet to find one similar, but there are a lot of flourless chocolate cake recipes, and none of them match Cook’s Illustrated. The Cook’s Illustrated contained only 4 ingredients: 8 eggs, 1 pound bittersweet chocolate, 1/2 pound butter, and 1/4 cup coffee. That’s it. Those four ingredients go together and form magic. If you have the cookbook and you’ve never tried it, I urge you to give it a try.

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  1. says

    You are my new hero! Recently, my littlest one has had to give up wheat which means that we are all wheat free. This cake will make a great addition into our new catalog of recipes! Thanks so much for posting it. Yeah!

  2. says

    seriously?! chocolate and coffee rock my socks off, buttah makes everything bettah, and eggs are a miracle food, and you’re telling me those are all the ingredients? i think i’m in love. chocolate coma, here i come! :)

  3. says

    I own this cookbook and even blogged about it – I love it but I have never made this recipe. I’ll have to try it. Hubby doesn’t like chocolate (for shame!) so I’ll have to try it on my book club. Thanks for the reco!

  4. says

    I need to try that one. I’ve made La Beta Noire from Bon Appetit many ties and it’s A M A Z I N G G G G. It has a ganache topping and the cake ingredients are water, sugar, eggs and chocolate. I have The New Best Recipe though and need to use it more…

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