Flourless Chocolate Cake: Secret Recipe Club – Fallon’s Cucina

by Suzanne on July 16, 2012

Flourless Chocolate Cake: Fallon's Cucina

This post is for my friend and Secret Recipe Club foodie, Fallon of Fallon’s Cucina.  I know you are going to love it.  I’ve been wanting to make a flourless chocolate cake forever.  This will be the one!

Flourless Chocolate Cake: Fallon's Cucina

From Fallon:
I’d like to thank Suzanne for being able to put together this post and making sure my blogger wasn’t left out of the dark for today. I unfortunately had a family member pass away this past week and the funeral was this past weekend which I had to attend in another state. There was just not enough time in a day for me to get my thoughts organized and prepare for the next Secret Recipe Club installment. I’ve been on such a chocolate kick since I made this cake. I was being cheap and didn’t want to buy any special ingredients for a recipe. I had to have all ingredients in the house in order to make a recipe. Well I loved this recipe from Louisa over at Living Lou, but I needed 1 extra egg. So I bought eggs. At least eggs are healthy and I can use them for fried egg sandwiches (my favorite lately).
So that chocolate kick has not disappeared. I’ve eaten plenty of See’s candies that one of my co-workers brought in and I put a nice dent in the box. Dark chocolate chips in my pantry that were calling my name after dinner the other night. It is unbelievable. What can I say, I love chocolate.
This recipe was SUPER easy to make. The adjustments I made was to use 4 ounces of bittersweet chocolate and 4 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate. Instead of your normal table sugar, I opted to use a baking blend of Stevia. It worked out just fine and the cake was phenomenal. When whipping up the egg whites, they don’t get super glossy and stiff from using Stevia, but it  will give you the volume needed to fold into the chocolate mixture. If you let the cake rest for a whole 24 hours, it is completely fudgy and rich. Flour, what flour?
Flourless Chocolate Cake: Fallon's Cucina
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Flourless Chocolate Cake
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Serves: 8
 
Who doesn’t love chocolate? This recipe will satisfy even the strongest of chocolate cravings! Don’t wait, try it now!
Ingredients
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, plus more for greasing the pan
  • 4 ounces of bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 ounces of semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • ½ cup Stevia Baking Blend sweetner
  • confectioners’ sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 275F degrees. Line the bottom of a springform pan with parchment paper and butter the sides and parchment paper. It is important to grease the pan (sides and bottom) very well so that the cake doesn’t stick.
  2. In a double boiler, melt butter and chocolate together, once melted, remove from heat and cool.
  3. Meanwhile, with an electric mixer beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Once soft peaks have formed, gradually add in the sugar and beat until you see glossy, stiff peaks.
  4. Once chocolate is cooled, (it is very important that it is cooled as to not cook the eggs.) whisk in the egg yolks. Transfer chocolate mixture to a large bowl and whisk in ¼ of the egg whites into the chocolate before folding in the remaining egg whites. Be sure to fold them in well as to not have pockets of egg whites because this will cause the cake to react oddly while baking.
  5. Pour batter into the greased pan, smooth the top with a spatula and bake for 45-50 minutes. Cool completely before removing sides of the pan, and serve. If you let the cake rest for a whole 24 hours, it is completely fudgy and rich.

Flourless Chocolate Cake: Fallon's Cucina

If you would like to check out the rest of the Secret Recipe posts from this week’s reveal, they are right here.  By the little man.

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Debbi Does Dinner Healthy July 16, 2012 at 5:42 PM

I can’t believe I haven’t tried a flourless cake yet! This looks so good! I might just make this for my upcoming party, thanks!

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Suzanne July 16, 2012 at 7:07 PM

I haven’t tried one either, but I’m pretty sure this will be IT!

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heather July 16, 2012 at 6:08 PM

This recipe looks like it would satisfy my chocolate cravings for sure! I’ll take a slice with maybe some ice cream on top :)

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Suzanne July 16, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I want some Vanilla Bean ice cream on top, too. My family doesn’t like Vanilla Bean, but any other vanilla is fine with them. May have to eat the whole thing myself! Poor me. . .

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Louisa [Living Lou] July 16, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Flourless chocolate cake is one of my all time favourites!

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Suzanne July 16, 2012 at 7:08 PM

And I can’t wait to make this one!

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Louisa [Living Lou] July 16, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Also! Thanks for posting this and stepping up for Fallon – much appreciated from the both of you!!! So sorry to hear about Fallon’s loss.

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Suzanne July 16, 2012 at 7:08 PM

You’re very welcome. The very least I could do.

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Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z July 16, 2012 at 8:13 PM

This cake is a gluten free eaters dream!! It looks decadent.

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Suzanne July 16, 2012 at 10:52 PM

I know! Fallon did an amazing job on this and love her photos!

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La Phemme Phoodie July 16, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Gorgeous cake. Perfect dessert considering that I am a raging chocoholic:)

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Suzanne July 16, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Considering I may turn into a raging chocoholic after this, too! :)

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Dan July 16, 2012 at 9:20 PM

This would make an awesome Passover cake – and gluten-free as will, if I’m correct. Amazing – and soooooo chocolatey :-)

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Suzanne July 16, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Agreed! Love Fallon’s use of the semi AND bittersweet chocolates. The more the merrier!

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Claire July 17, 2012 at 2:57 AM

Sounds deeeee-lish!!

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Jayasri July 17, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Hi suzanne, beautiful clicks, and delicious cake, looks so fab, do forgive me for linking up the recipe late, as I had guests at home and everything happened was unplanned, I should be careful next time. enjoyed my assigned blog, thanks once again

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Gretchen (Veggie Grettie) July 17, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Oh yum…this looks so rich and chocolatey!

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Suzanne July 17, 2012 at 8:43 PM

I can’t wait to make it. . . then eat it!!!!!

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Miz Helen July 17, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Hi Suzanne,
This is a great Flourless Chocolate Cake, sure wish I had a slice right now. Great selection for SRC!
Miz Helen
Group B SRC

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Suzanne July 18, 2012 at 4:24 AM

Me, too, Helen we have got to make this and eat a slice soon!

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Trisha July 18, 2012 at 3:32 AM

I’ve wanted to try out a flourless chocolate cake since forever but have just never got to it. This is the nudge I needed. Looks sinfully divine!

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Suzanne July 18, 2012 at 4:23 AM

You and me, both. I’m making this!!!!

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Spencer July 18, 2012 at 4:51 AM

Sounds like a real winner to me! I would love to try some.

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Suzanne July 18, 2012 at 5:13 AM

Me, too! Can’t wait to make this!!!

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Ashley July 18, 2012 at 1:41 PM

My husbands favorite treat! This sounds like a winner!

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Suzanne July 18, 2012 at 5:04 PM

I love the name of your blog! Welcome to SRC and I’m glad you stopped by!

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Fallon July 20, 2012 at 3:09 AM

Thanks Suzanne!!! This is “the” flourless chocolate cake. It was delicious!! I really appreciate you helping me out. I’m working on a post now, better late then ever.

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Suzanne July 20, 2012 at 3:17 AM

You are so very welcome. It was an honor. And the pleasure will be all mine as soon as I make and eat this cake! Glad you are home safe and again, I’m sorry for your loss.

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Lisa~~ July 21, 2012 at 2:26 AM

Looks absolutely wonderful and I too made a flourless chocolate cake this month for my reveal, I hope that you’ll check it out. My group “A” SRC entry: Double Chocolate Mousse Cake.

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

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Suzanne July 21, 2012 at 2:54 AM

Wow, I have GOT to get one made! And of course I’ll be by to check it out!!

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