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Flourless Chocolate Cake

A slice of Flourless Chocolate Cake

Looking for a fabulous dessert that is not quite so sweet, then you are gong to love this rich, decadent, flourless chocolate cake, You’ll never guess what makes the topping spectacular. 

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Ingredients

  • 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ cup butter, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, for top of cake
  • TOPPING
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup mascarpone
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350º. Lightly butter a springform pan and dust with sugar.
2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate, oil, and butter. Microwave on medium power until melted, about 2 minutes, stirring every 3o seconds.
3. Separate 4 eggs into 2 bowls. To the bowl with the yolks, add cocoa powder, vanilla, salt, 1/4 cup sugar and the remaining 2 whole eggs. Whisk until smooth. Add chocolate mixture and whisk until blended.
4. Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until frothy. Add 1/4 cup sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into the chocolate mixture in two batches, folding just until combined. Pour into prepared pan and top with 2 tablespoons of sugar.
5. Bake until the top is cracked and the cake is pulling away from the edge of the pan, about 35-45 minutes. Transfer to wire rack and let cool completely before removing the sides.
6. For the topping, combine all ingredients and beat until soft peaks form. Place on cooled cake.

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