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flourless chocolate cake

Yields1 Serving

This is a seriously rich and decadent chocolate cake and is a big favourite with many of my friends and family. It is also flourless and perfect to make if you are having guests over who are gluten intolerant.

 150 g dark chocolate
 150 g butter, unsalted
 4 eggs, separated
 3 ⅔ cups cups brown sugar
 almond meal
  cup cocoa
  cup water
1

Preheat oven to 180

2

Line and grease a 20cm round cake tin

3

In a double boiler, melt the butter and chocolate then set aside to cool slightly

4

Sift the cocoa powder into a large bowl and combine with the water until smooth

5

Stir in the chocolate, butter, almond meal, sugar and egg yolks

6

Whisk the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture in two batches

7

Spoon the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 1 hour. Allow to cool in the tin for 15 minutes before turning out

8

Serve dusted with icing sugar