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Home Sweet Home Bakealong 55: Flourless Chocolate Cake

April 9, 2016

I am extremely excited about the Peanut Butter and Chocolate Shortcake recipe coming up next in the series but I am being good and not skipping ahead.

After the Rose-Chocolate debacle last time I was ready for something easy and crowd pleasing. This is both of those things. Even better, it is ideal for looking after the gluten dodgers in your life.

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The cake is made by whisking up a lot of eggs with sugar (not even any separating of white required -yes!) and then stirring in a melted chocolatey syrup mixture. Dead simple.

I made a 4/5ths sized cakes (the recipe states 5 eggs, I had 4).  Which made one small cake 6 little ones (sounds like countdown). The cake took a lot longer to bake than the recipe said. I reckon it was in there for 1 hr 30 instead of 50. Make sure your tin is water tight. I got a bit of water ingress at the bottom of mine which wasn’t a huge issue but just made the bottom a bit more moist. You can see the ‘sag’ in the photo above. It did give people an excuse to scrape the bottom with a spoon so no-one was complaining. Come to think of it, that’s probably why it took ages to bake.

Anyway… this one’s a good ‘un.

Flourless Chocolate Cake
from Home Sweet Home by the Hummingbird Bakery

5 large eggs
290g caster sugar
125ml water
340g dark chocolate
225g unsalted butter

Beat the eggs and some of the sugar together. Make a syrup with the water and rest of the sugar then add the chocolate and butter. Combine with the eggs and bake in a bain-marie.

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Join Beckie and me in our Epic 100 part bakealong. Next: Chocolate Shortcakes with Peanut Butter Filling. YUM!

#HomeSweetHomeBakeAlong

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 9, 2016 9:22 pm

    IT looks gorgeous – like a chocolate brownie cake!

  2. April 14, 2016 12:48 am

    It looks great. I’ve never tried a flourless cake before. I’m guessing it’s like some brownie-mallowy meringue hybrid?

  3. May 9, 2016 10:38 pm

    Phew, I thought it was just me with the water ingress. I am still baking to speed, but very behind on blogging, sorry!

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