Valentine's Day is over but I wanted to share with you an awesome recipe for Valentine's Day or any day of the year that you want to woo and impress your loved one! This is a delicious, rich and decadent flourless chocolate cake that your gluten-free friends and family will love! It is simple to make and one of the best tasting desserts I have ever tried! This recipe comes from my favorite cousin Julia who has given me a number of truly fantastic recipes...here is one more!
7-9 oz. 50% cocoa semi-sweet chocolate bars (I used 70% cocoa organic dark chocolate candy bars)
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar, divided in half
4 eggs, separated
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt chocolate and butter on low heat and stir in 1/2 cup sugar and 4 egg yolks, mixing well into melted chocolate. Lightly beat egg whites and add in 1/2 cup sugar. Beat on medium to high until stiff peaks form. Fold the egg white mixture into the chocolate and stir well until all combined. Pour batter into a 8x8 greased pan or round cake pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. It is important to remember that this cake will not rise like a normal cake so don't worry when you remove it from the oven and it seems rather flat!
|The Chocolate Torte Without Sauce|
If you want to top your torte with raspberry sauce here is the recipe, if you can call something so easy a recipe! Just take a small container of fresh raspberries and sweeten slightly with sugar or sweetener of choice. Heat in a saucepan until a sauce is formed and spoon the sauce onto the cooled torte. Voila! A lovely and delicious dessert that will impress even the most critical guests! Enjoy!