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Flour less Chocolate Cake

Hearing the words "Chocolate cake" might set off an alarm in your ears if you love chocolate, and that would mean 90% of the entire human population will have a craving to eat something chocolaty as soon as I utter those 2 magical words. I personally know someone who orgasms after eating a good piece of chocolate. I'm sure chocolate is the real cure to bring in world peace, don't you agree with me? Think about it, I've never heard anyone say anything remotely bad while having a piece of chocolate. Did you know that I'm personally allergic to chocolate? Well, it's not a major allergy per se... But I end up sneezing when I smell or taste dark chocolate. So strange...


You could go on any kind of diet, but you'll always crave for something with chocolate in it. Now that so many people go on diets, here's my version of a good flourless chocolate cake. Although now that I've tried making some eggless brownies using coconut flour, I'm totally in the mood to try an alternate version of this recipe. But hey, let's take this one step at a time, I mean one recipe at a time and I'll keep bringing back some more diet-friendly recipes.


Though this recipe contains eggs, it really doesn't matter much because the chocolate content in the recipe makes all of that eggy smell disappear. I really hate it when desserts smell like eggs because they turn oh-so-unappetizing. I mean, why would I want to have a dessert that smells like an omelet, right?


So here's what you need to do. Grab 3 eggs and separate them. The easiest way to do this is by making sure that the eggs are cold. I've noticed that the local eggs here in Mumbai have a really thin shell which means it's easy to break the yolk while cracking the egg. Keeping them cold makes it easy to handle the whites and you can separate the yolk by sliding it carefully from one hand to the other. This way the whites escape and the yolk stays in your hand. Don't forget to keep a bowl underneath to avoid making a mess. Hey, sometimes you just have to ensure that you're giving specific instructions...


Next, melt the butter and chocolate together. Now if you're doing it on a double boiler, keep watching the pot, you don't want to overheat the chocolate. and if you're doing this in a microwave, don't heat it for more than 30 seconds at a time. make sure to mix in between, this way the chocolate will just melt and not heat up too much.


The egg whites and sugar need to come up to medium-hard peaks for the best results. It'll give a silky smooth textured batter. Be careful not to bring the eggs to super hard peaks, because they will just turn runny once you start folding in the rest of the mixture...


Here's the recipe:

100g Butter

100g Dark Chocolate

50g Castor sugar

3# Egg Yolks

3# Egg Whites

50g Castor Sugar


Method:

1. Melt butter and chocolate in the microwave.

2. Mix together and add 3 egg yolks and half of the sugar.

3. In another bowl, whip up egg whites and sugar to medium-hard peaks.

4. Fold in the chocolate mixture and whipped egg whites in batches.

5. Place into an unlined cake mold and bake.


Watch the video to be a little entertained by my friend Himanshu and I. Let me know if you like our lame jokes in the comments section below.





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