- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate (recipe called for bittersweet but I used what I had)
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder plus additional for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 375°F and butter an 8-inch round baking pan. Line bottom with a round of wax paper and butter paper. If you’re like me and ran out of wax paper, butter the crap out of your cake pan.
Chop chocolate into small pieces. In a double boiler or metal bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water melt chocolate with butter, stirring, until smooth. Might I argue that I have the best (invented) double boiler ever!
Remove top of double boiler or bowl from heat and whisk sugar into chocolate mixture.
Add eggs and whisk well. Sift 1/2 cup cocoa powder over chocolate mixture and whisk until just combined. If you happen to realize that you only have 1/4 cup of cocoa powder left, no biggie. Pour batter into pan and bake in middle of oven 25 minutes, or until top has formed a thin crust. Cool cake in pan on a rack 5 minutes and invert onto a serving plate. Dust confectioner’s sugar on the top if you want to be extra fancy.
Unlike me, try to remember that you replaced your missing sifter and use that rather than sprinkling it with your fingers. It will look prettier.
If you want to get extra fancy, pull some frozen raspberries from your freezer and cook them into a compote with a touch of sugar. Serve the cake with a splash of compote and perhaps some ice cream if you so desire.
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im going to try this for sure!
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Hey Zoe! Let me just start off first by saying that your chocolate cake looks delicious and I’m usually not a fan of any cake that doesn’t come from Shop-Rite, PathMark, or any other market of that nature for reasons I don’t know. Anyway, I find it extremely interesting that you found and actually made a cake that doesn’t require flour. This made me wonder why flour is in all cake recipes if it isn’t needed, what is the purpose of using flour? (Just a random thought I had) Anyway, your cake looks amazing!