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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.

    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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    Dark Chocolate Chewy Crinkle Cookie Recipe

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    Chocolate Crinkle Cookie RecipeAlso known as crackles, this is a chewy gooey favorite for fall that also makes a memorable gift.

    Servings: 3 dozen

    Ingredients:

    5 oz bittersweet chopped

    3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

    1/2 tsp baking soda

    1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter room temp

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    Dark Chocolate and Roasted Banana Smoothie Pops for Kids

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    Dark-Chocolate-Banana-Smoothy-PopDark chocolate is an awesome dessert ingredient because it’s sweet and chocolatey but also really healthy. Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients including fiber, magnesium, zinc, iron and antioxidants. Because of its nutrition value, dark chocolate is an excellent ingredient to use in healthy desserts for kids. There is no reason why dessert shouldn’t be healthy. One healthy dark chocolate dessert that kids will love are dark chocolate and roasted banana smoothie pops. These pops will take the place of their favorite frozen treats and give parents the opportunity to sneak in a few other nutritious ingredients including flax seed. After whipping up a batch of smoothies, pour the liquid into paper cups, insert sticks, freeze and voila, you have smoothie pops! Check out the foolproof recipe below.

    Ingredients
    Yields 6-8 pops (more…)