From our Experts at The Best Bakery in Ahmedabad, Café Upper’s kitchen, a sweet something to make for your kids to have a bite of during supper or hunger pangs between meals. Our ‘Flourless Chocolate Cake’ is easy and quick to make — even for your kids’ tiffin boxes for their break-hour at school! From the ovens of Café Upper Crust, a nifty recipe for replenishing your kid’s tummies — at school or at home!
- 12 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
- 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
- 6 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- Confectioners’ sugar and/or cocoa powder, for dusting
- Serving suggestion: Really Vanilly Whipped Cream, recipe follows, or ice cream
Really Vanilly Whipped cream:
- 1 cup (1/2 pint) heavy or whipping cream
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla paste or extract
- 2 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F, or about 162 degrees C. Spray a 9 by 2-inch springform pan with non-stick spray.
- Put the chocolate, butter, and salt in a large microwave-safe bowl. Melt in the microwave on 75 percent power for 2 minutes. Stir and microwave again until completely melted, about 2 minutes more. Alternatively, put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl. Bring a saucepan filled with an inch or so of water to a very slow simmer; set the bowl on the pan without touching the water. Stir occasionally until melted.
- Beat the eggs and sugar with a standing or handheld mixer until light and thickened about 8 to 10 minutes. Fold the melted chocolate into the whipped eggs until evenly combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out wet but not gooey, about 1 hour and 25 minutes. Remove cake from the oven and cool on a rack.
- When ready to serve remove the ring from the spring from the mold. Dust cake with confectioners’ sugar or cocoa powder. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.
Really Vanilly Whipped cream:
Yield: 2 1/2 cups, about 10 servings
- Beat the cream and vanilla in a chilled non-reactive bowl with a whisk or an electric mixer just until they hold a loose peak. (Lift the beater from the cream and look at the shape of the peak at the end of the whisk; it should hold a lazy curve.) Sift the sugar over the cream and continue to beat just until it holds a soft peak. Take care not to overbeat the cream or it will look curdy. Serve, or refrigerate covered for up to 4 hours.
Our Pro Tip:
As there is no flour in the cake you can expect a crispy, crackly top and a pudding-like center.
In Conclusion, Cafe Upper Crust Recipes are aimed to provide a healthy guide to making oven or dessert items within the comfort & ease of your home kitchens. Such cooking results may differ from those results of professional chefs’ practices & recipes. These recipes may or may not be available at our eatery outlets, at the time of posting these blogs.