Flourless Chocolate Cake
Mom and I love flourless chocolate cake, this was my first attempt. Next time I will use only dark chocolate.
12 oz chocolate chips (I used half semi sweet and half bittersweet this time... Next time I will use just bittersweet as mom and I like it dark)
1 cup butter
1/4 cup huckleberry vodka (use whatever liquor you like)
1 cup sugar
2 Tbs vanilla
Smoked sea salt
Preheat oven to 350
In a double boiler ( or metal bowl over sauce pan full of hot water)
Melt butter add huckleberry vodka and chocolate, mix till smooth
Remove from heat
While cooking in a mixing bowl whisk the heck out (or use an electric mixer) of the 7 eggs, sugar and vanilla. Should be frothy and double in volume.
Slowly add a little egg mixture at a a time to the still warm chocolate mix and combine thoroughly.
Prepare a springform pan. I used foil as I didn't have wax paper (wax paper would be better) wrap the bottom, or cut paper to fit. Wrap foil around outside of the pan going up sides. (This is REALLY important... I didn't do it one time and water got in and made a weird gelatin like layer on the bottom)
Spray the inside of the pan with cooking spray.
Place spring form with the foil in a roasting pan and fill the spring form with the batter. Fill the roasting pan with enough water to go half way up the outside of the springform.
Place in the oven and cook 30-35 minutes (toothpick should come out clean) don't over cook it should be fudgy
Remove from oven and carefully remove springform from water-bath.
Run a knife around the sides of the cake to loosen from springform.
When cool enough to handle remove cake from springform
Combine equal parts cocoa and powdered sugar in a fine sieve and dust cake till well covered
Sprinkle smoked salt lightly
Enjoy! It was really good! It will be even better with dark chocolate!
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