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The Simplest, Easiest Christmas Dessert: Flourless Chocolate Cake

Yields5 ServingsPrep Time30 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time1 hr 10 mins

This decadent chocolate cake is rich with cocoa flavour, deliciously moist and guaranteed to be a hit when you're holding a party.

flourless chocolate cake recipe

 200 g 70% Dark Chocolate
 175 g unsalted butterroom temperature
 200 g granulated sugar
 5 eggs, separated into yolks and whites
 15 g dark cocoa powder
 225 g toasted whole almonds
1

Place the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (make sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water). Heat until melted, stirring. Set aside until cool to touch.

2

In a Kenwood Food Processor, add in toasted almonds and pulse to form a coarse powder.

3

Using the Kenwood Titanium XL Mixer with the balloon whisk attachment, beat egg yolks and sugar until light and pale yellow. Gradually mix in melted dark chocolate.

4

Stir in the almond powder to blend thoroughly.

5

In a separate mixing bowl, whisk egg whites until fluffy with a soft peak. Fold in egg whites into batter until well incorporated.

6

Pour batter into a 10-inch springform cake pan and bake in a pre-heated oven at 170 °C for 40 minutes until it is cooked through.

7

Set aside to cool for 10 mins before slicing. If you are in a humid environment you might want to wait longer until the cake is less wobbly – you could choose to pop it in the fridge.

8

Dust with cocoa powder before serving.

Nutrition Facts

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