Monday, November 22, 2010

Flourless Chocolate Torte

I love "Better homes and garden" and fast ed. Naturally, I grabbed this special supplement issue of "Better homes and garden" immediately when I spot the magazine in the supermarket.

This
recipe is so easy that I laughed after making it. Although this cake contains as much chocolate and butter as the one that I made previously (Donna Hay's chocolate cake), this is surprisingly so moist and delicious. The best thing is it is gluten-free! I was thrilled because I can make this cake for my friend and her child who are both on gluten free diet due to Celiac.


 


Here's the recipe from the current supplement issue of Better Home and gardens, Better Basic with fast ed (2010)

200g dark chocolate
200g butter
4 eggs
230g brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking baking powder (I've used the gluten free one)

250g almond meal
icing sugar for dusting

1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Line 22 cm round cake tin with baking paper.
2. Place chocolate and butter in heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, Stir until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
3. Add eggs, sugar and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Fold in almond meal and baking powder. Spoon into prepared tin and bake for 45 min or until firm to touch. Cool completely on wire rack.


I used half the recipe and use 2 x 12 cm non tick shallow round stone bakeware.

Happy Baking

25 comments:

  1. Yum! This looks so moist and delicious. I love flourless cakes...they seem so decadent! Great recipe.

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  2. wow didn't know flourless torte contained so much butter. your torte looks so fluffy though :)

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  3. Ooooohhhh that looks so good. Lovely pictures, too, as always :)

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  4. This looks awesome and best of all it is gluten free! I'll have to try this as there is someone in the family who is gluten intolerant.

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  5. Yum! that looks better then a brownie!

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  6. looks so soft and moist delicious and gluten free!

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  7. Looks so rich and chocolately perfect! :o)

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  8. This cake looks just are divine as your Donna Hay's versions. So sweet of you to think of your friends.

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  9. this with vanilla ice cream would be heaven!

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  10. damnnnnn Zoe this looks amazing who knew gluten free could be so moist, fudgy and sexy!!

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  11. Flourless cake, hmm... this is a good recipe.

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  12. Sound simple and easy.Booked marked this one.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.Your cake looks so delicious!

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  13. Lovely! Can I ask what % chocolate did you use?

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  14. Oh once I made it too! It's really delicious

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  15. This looks so easy. I cannot resist to chocolate. I could make this in a snap.

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  16. This looks great! I'm always looking for gluten free ideas. Thanks for posting.

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  17. Chocolate for me anytime! And it looks gorgeous.

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  18. I have been looking to try a good flourless chocolate recipe... I think I've found a winner!

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  19. Thanks everyone for your comments.

    Manu: Gald that you have tried making this cake and you like it.

    Jean: I usually use 70% Cocoa for my chocolate cake and biscuits. I would say that apart from the gourmet ones, they are next to the best quality for baking. Otherwise, any other chocolate are fine to use but the taste wouldn't be as rich as the 70% ones.

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  20. What a dreamy cake! It looks insanely good!

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  21. This choc cake does look good, more so with some fresh strawberry!

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  22. Lovely cake!I will probably try to make over the winter break.

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  23. I've heard anly good things about this book; I must look into it. Amzing recipe!

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  24. Your cake looks so delicious! Wish I could just pick up that fork and try it! :)

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