21 August 2012

Flourless Chocolate Cake...

♥ Ceri makes...  as promised here is the recipe for my first Balham Cake Off  challenge - a gluten free bake...

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Kirsch Soaked Morello Cherries.

How to make at home...

♥ 225g caster sugar                    
♥ 300g plain chocolate
♥ 225g unsalted butter             
♥ 6 eggs, seperated 
♥ 1 tsp vanilla extract                
♥ 180ml strong cafetiere coffee, or to taste

♥ Plus a 23cm round springform cake tin

♥ Preheat an oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas Mark 4
♥ Grease and line your cake tin
In a food processor pulse the chocolate and sugar until fine
Mix in the egg yolks, butter, vanilla extract and coffee
In a seperate bowl whisk the egg whites until they form stiff white peaks
♥ Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mix
♥ Pour into the cake tin and bake for 45-55 minutes or until a crack forms on the top of the cake
Once cooled the cake will sink a little bit, but do not worry this is normal!  If you aren't serving until later pop it in the fridge to keep fresh

♥ To make the cake a bit more special
          Soak half a carton of morello cherries in a few generous splashes of kirsch or to taste
            When ready to serve spoon the kirsch cherries onto the centre of the cake

Enjoy! x

♥ Ceri makes... 

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