Monday, June 2, 2008
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.