I recently hosted a girls night at my house – and we all know that women love few things as much as they love CHOCOLATE – so I decided I wanted to make something new, something almost ridiculously chocolate-y – so when I saw this recipe for a Flourless Chocolate Torte in my Food Network Magazine, I figured this would be the perfect chance for me to try something new!
Flourless Chocolate Torte
• 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter or margarine, cut into small pieces, plus more for the pan
• 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
• 6 large eggs
• 1/2 cup sugar
• Pinch of kosher salt
• Unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter the bottom and side of a 9-inch springform pan. Combine the chocolate and 1 1/2 sticks butter in a heatproof bowl. Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (do not let the bowl touch the water) and stir until melted and combined. Remove the bowl from the saucepan and let cool slightly.
Here’s my slightly makeshift double boiler – kinda wobbly but it worked!
Combine the eggs, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and thick, 5 to 8 minutes.
Gently fold half of the melted chocolate mixture into the egg mixture until just combined, then gently fold in the rest. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until the top is no longer shiny and barely jiggles and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with only a few crumbs, 35 to 45 minutes. Transfer to a rack and let cool completely in the pan. Remove the springform ring and transfer to a platter; dust with cocoa powder.
Here it is before and after baking – even with no flour in it, it still did “rise” or puff up some in the oven
It may look crumbly, but it actually has a nice rich, deep chocolate taste, and I really enjoyed it – and so did everyone else because its already gone! Anyone who needs a gluten free dessert (or who just wants to enjoy some chocolate-y goodness!) should definitely try out this easy, tasty recipe!