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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

Preheat oven to 180


Line and grease a 20cm round cake tin


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


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


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


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


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


Serve dusted with icing sugar