Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake with Silky Chocolate Glaze

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Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake with Silky Chocolate Glaze
Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake with Silky Chocolate Glaze

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 6

    1-ounce squares coarsely chopped semisweet chocolate

  • 1/2

    cup (1 stick) unsalted butter

  • 3/4

    cup sugar

  • 3

    large eggs

  • 1/2

    cup cocoa

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla

  • For Glaze:

  • 2

    1-ounce squares coarsely chopped semisweet chocolate squares

  • 1 1/2

    tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 1/2

    teaspoon milk or light coconut milk

  • 1 1/2

    teaspoon Agave syrup or honey

  • 1/8

    teaspoon vanilla

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 7-inch tart pan with removable bottom with cooking spray. If you don't have a tart pan, use a 6 to 7 inch springform pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper and sprat the paper. Melt 6 ounces of chopped chocolate and butter in a heavy saucepan over medium low heat. Stir until chocolate and butter are melted and smooth. Add sugar and salt and reduce heat to low. Cook while stirring for about one minutes, until sugar starts to dissolve. Remove pan from heat. Whisk in eggs, one at a time. The mixture will look smooth and glossy. Use a mesh hand sieve to sift cocoa into mixture. This prevents lumps. Whisk until the cake better is smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for about 25 minutes. The center of the cake should be just firm to the touch, but be careful to not over bake the cake or it will be dry. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Invert the cake on a plate. To prepare the glaze, melt 2 ounces of chopped chocolate and 1 1/2 tablespoons of unsalted butter in the same saucepan you used to make the cake. When melted and smooth, remove the pan from the heat. Add milk and Agave syrup or honey and vanilla and stir until smooth and glossy. Let the glaze cool for about 3 minutes before pouring it in the cake. Pour all of the glaze in the middle of the cake. Use a silicone or rubber spatula to spread the glaze evenly over the cake, allowing the glaze to evenly run down the sides of the cake.

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