Glenn's Flourless Chocolate Cake From SST

griffo4, Jun 10, 9:13pm
l made this recipe yesterday that was in last weekends Sunday Star Times and it is really nice but oh so rich so only small serves l cooked it for 35 minutes but it was a bit dry so if l make it again l will watch it more closely but still very nice as a special treat

Glenn's Flourless Chocolate Cake

300g dark chocolate, chopped
5 eggs
90g brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
finely grated zest of 1 orange
2 tablespoons brandy
150ml creme fraiche, whipped to soft peaks (don't overbeat), then refrigerated
cocoa and whipped cream, for serving

Preheat oven to 175C
Line the bottom of a 23 cm non stick cake tin with baking paper
Put the chocolate in a heat proof bowl and place it over a saucepan of barely simmering water so that the chocolate melts
Stir so that it's smooth
Take off the heat and reserve
Put the eggs, sugar, cinnamon, zest and brandy in a stainless steel bowl and beat with a whisk over a saucepan of barely simmering water until the mixture is very thick, pale and creamy
Take off the heat and pour into an electric mixer and beat with a whisk until cold, or do this with a whisk by hand
Add the chocolate in a steady stream, whisking continuously
Fold in the creme fraiche
Pour into the cake tin, then place the tin in a large roasting pan and fill with enough hot water to come 3/4 of the way up the side of the cake tin
Let the mixture settle for 10 minutes
Place in the oven and cook for 30-40 minutes or until set
Remove from the oven and take the cake tin out of the water bath
Cool the cake completely
Carefully turn out onto a serving plate
Peel off the paper and dust with cocoa
Serve in wedges with whipped cream

The creme fraiche gives it a pleasant tartness that cuts the richness slightly
If there is any left over it is great the next day with coffee
It is a true chocoholics cake which needs nothing with it except cream
You can refrigerate the cake until needed, but if you do, take it out of the fridge for 15-20 minutes to warm up a little before serving

juliewn, Jun 11, 10:50am
Sounds like a great party cake.. yum!

griffo4, Jun 11, 9:50pm
Yes it is and everyone loved it and with all that good dark chocolate in and no butter ;-)
lt is nice when cold the next day with coffee

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