January 10, 2012

Sweet thing... for two

Hi hi! I am already starting to think of Valentine's Day. (commence eye rolling) There are just 2 of us at my house, so full-sized desserts often go to waste. I have a recipe for flourless chocolate cake that I love, and tried to scale it down for 2 people. It turned out great, here's the recipe!

Flourless Chocolate Cake for Two

3 1/3 ounces semisweet chocolate
7 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sugar, divided use
2 eggs, seperated

Preheat oven to 350, grease and paper a 6 inch cake pan. Melt your chocolate and butter together in a microwave safe bowl. In another bowl, beat the egg yolks and 1/4 cup of sugar together. Slowly add your melted chocolate mixture, taking care to temper the eggs-who wants scrambled egg bits? lol :) Rinse out the chocolate bowl, dry it off, and use it to beat your egg whites and the rest of the sugar. Beat using a hand mixer on medium speed until glossy firm peaks form. Fold egg white mixture into chocolate mixture. Scrape into prepared pan, bake 35-40 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Top with whatever makes you happy- cool whip would be a nice choice. :)

Pretty certain this cake is gluten free, if your chocolate and butter are. Also, it is a rich enough dessert that a little bit will do ya.



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