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Signature Moist Flourless Cake Recipe

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Signature Moist Flourless Cake Recipe

This is The Dark Chocolate Bakery's signature cake. We experimented with many techniques to develop the ultimate moist rich flourless cake recipe. Often referred to as a truffle cake, our rustic version of a flourless cake is beautiful to the pallat and eyes! Your guests will be amazed!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Refrigerated Time3 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: "flourless cake recipe"

Ingredients

Cake

  • 9 oz 70% Scharffenberger Baking Chocolate
  • 9 oz Granulated Sugar
  • 9 oz Sweetened Butter
  • 6 large Eggs seperated

Butter 10" round can pan or use Wilton Cake Release found at Michaels

    Ganache Frosting

    • 9 oz 70% Scharffenberger chocolate chopped
    • 1 cup` Heavy Cream

    Instructions

    Cake

    • Add one 1 – 2 inches of water to a double boiler (bain-marie) and allow the water to stay below the boiling point. Add chocolate and butter and allow to melt, gently stirring until smooth. Let cool.
    • In a large bowl combine eggs yolks with the sugar and carefully fold in the chocolate mixture.
    • Beat the eggs whites until firm and gently fold into chocolate mixture. (please note: be careful as to not introduce air while stirring, because it will make the batter too fluffy)
    • Pour batter into 10” round pan and bake for 40 minutes
    • Take cake out of oven and allow to cool. Don’t worry if it caves in the middle. That’s what you want!!!!!

    Ganache Frosting

    • Place heavy cream in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil. Watch carefully so it doesn’t boil over or burn! Remove pan from burner and add chocolate and whisk until smooth.
    • Allow to cool just slightly before pouring over the cake. You want to start in the middle and just allow it to barely drip over the sides.
    • Garnish with sifted cocoa powder and large chocolate shavings if desired.

    Shipping with Dry Ice Versus Gel Paks for Cake Delivery When Ordering a Cake Online

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    We receive many questions regarding HOW our cakes are shipped to insure they are received in one beautiful piece. Many of our competitors have their cakes delivered using gel packs. Others, like us, use dry ice. Here are the comparisons.

    Gel Pak Pros:

    1. Gel packs can be frozen and added to the cake delivery boxShipping with Gel Packs2. They are cost effective.

    3. Gel Packs do not require a dangerous goods warning label.

    4. They can be stored in your freezer.

    Gel Pak Cons:

    1.  They can often leak or ooze.

    2. They take up room in your limited amount of freezer space.

    3. They don’t keep the cakes frozen, but cold during the cake delivery time. The cakes actually defrost, and during this period of time is usually when the cakes integrity can be compromised.

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    The Dark Chocolate Bakery Officially Branded on NeimanMarcus.com and Neiman Marcus’ 2015 Holiday Catalogs

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    We are pleased to announce that the Dark Chocolate Bakery is now officially branded in all Neiman Marcus Holiday and Christmas catalogs as well as on NeimanMarcus.com and Horchow.com!

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    Chocolate Chip Carrot Cake Recipe

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    Carrot Cake with Chocolate ChipsChocolate Chip Carrot Cake Recipe

    This moist carrot cake is studded with bittersweet chocolate chips and toasted hazelnuts glazed in bittersweet 72% ganache and surrounded by a dark chocolate chip cream cheese frosting made with 100% dark chocolate.

    Servings Size: 18 Carrot mini cakes

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    Whole Grain Dark Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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    Bundt BrowniesBrownies are super kid friendly and can be made in a short amount of time. When kids go back to school it is always a good idea to have a few sweets in the fridge. Whole grain dark chocolate brownies are make ahead desserts that can be made days in advance and stored in the fridge. Once the school year begins, schedules get hectic and finding time to bake can be a challenge. Rather than skipping the sweet finale of a meal, opt for make ahead desserts. These whole grain brownies in particular are excellent. They are decadent, extremely fudgy and only require 30 minutes of your time. Here’s how to make this kid friendly dessert. 
    Yields 12 brownies

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