Flourless Chocolate Cake
My wife loves it and she knows her decadent chocolate
- 4 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened)
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder plus additional for sprinkling
- 1 Tbls Powder Sugar
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 40mins
Preheat oven to 375°F and butter an 8-inch round baking pan. Line bottom with a round of wax paper or parchment paper and butter paper.
Chop chocolate into small pieces. In a double boiler or metal bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water melt chocolate with butter, stirring, until smooth. Remove top of double boiler or bowl from heat and whisk sugar into chocolate mixture. Add eggs and whisk well. Sift 1/2 cup cocoa powder over chocolate mixture and whisk until just combined. Pour batter into pan and bake in middle of oven 25 minutes, or until top has formed a thin crust. Cool cake in pan on a rack 5 minutes and invert onto a serving plate.
Dust cake with additional cocoa powder or put a doily on cake and sprinkle with powder sugar. (Cake keeps, after being cooled completely, in an airtight container, 1 week.)