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Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe
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Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This simple cake from our Test Kitchen is rich and over-the-top chocolatey. The confectioners' sugar on top makes a very pretty presentation when you want to impress those guests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces dark baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 container (2-1/2 ounces) prune baby food
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Baking cocoa and confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 188 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a 9-in. springform pan with cooking spray; place on a baking sheet.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool slightly. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks on high speed 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Gradually add 1/3 cup sugar, beating until thick and lemon-colored. Beat in baby food, vanilla and chocolate mixture.
  3. With clean beaters, beat egg whites on medium until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high after each addition until sugar is dissolved. Continue beating until stiff glossy peaks form. Fold a fourth of the whites into chocolate mixture, then fold in remaining whites.
  4. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs. Cool on a wire rack 20 minutes. Loosen sides from pan with a knife; remove rim from pan. Cool cake completely. Dust with cocoa and confectioners’ sugar before serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake in Light & Tasty February/March 2008, p54

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 188 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 15, 2014

"Made this for my valentine. It was really good. I didn't change anything in the recipe. My hubby said he felt like we were on a cruise with the lovely meal and delicious dessert. Next time I will line the pan with parchment paper. I was sure I could get it off the pan without breaking the cake."

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013

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Reviewed Feb. 24, 2011
Sounds delicious. For those of you who used baking chips, did you measure out one cup (8 ounces) or weigh 8 ounces?>>>GOOD QUESTION BUT WHO CAN ANSWER IT please"

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Reviewed May. 2, 2013

"This is DECADENT. Delicious. Amazing. The taste is fabulous. The look... well, its not quite pretty enough for a fancy desert. The photos is about how ours turned out. It does look a lot better once its cut and on your plate. I'm planning to make this again as brownies, instead of a cake, since we don't have such high expectations about how pretty brownies should look."

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Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

"Have made several times, love it. I don't change this at all. Great as is!!!"

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Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"This cake is sooo good! The texture is dense, but the top is light and flaky. The chocolate flavor is intense and delicious. I loved the rustic look of it. Served a Cointreau flavored whipped cream alongside - yum!"

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