Friday, March 5, 2010

Flourless Chocolate Cake by Madhuri Kumar

1, 2, 3 ..... Drr..ooo..lllll!!!

 Yes, I got the much awaited guest post from Madhuri today! Her extremely chocolicious looking Flourless Chocolate Cake. Thank you so much Madhuri!!! This is going to be one of the most delicious posts on my blog apart from being the BEST ever picture on the blog!! Boy!! Did she make an impact and such a yummm..my one at that! Am so glad I asked her to guest-post for me and these awesome professional looking pictures are on my blog. Do check out her blog for more such awesome clicks!  Psstt ..am thinking, if she asks me to guest post for her, will call her home on the pretext of tasting the recipe and get some fab pictures of my dish taken!! Isn't that a great idea!

And it goes without saying, am seriously floored by the Flourless Chocolate Cake:-)) Now, over to Madhuri...

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Every baker needs a good Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe in the repertoire, and I found this delicious sounding dessert just in time for my guest post on Suma's Blog. Thanks Suma, for giving me an opportunity to be the first guest post-er on your lovely blog! I really hope we get to meet soon enough for me to pass on your share, before it gets gobbled up at home :)

Flour is one of the ingredients so imperative to cakes and baking at large, so creating a divine dessert without flour did seem a little daunting at first. Everyone says they're easy to make and all that, but I din't know that yet. I was so so so skeptical to try it though it had captured my interest, first, because it dint have any flour, and second, no make it another first, because it was swooningly chocolate! But then, what kind of cake doesn't have flour in it? Ok, I really had to (wo)man up to this challenge because I had to make Suma something other than your regular cake, something more captivating, for both, her and her blog readers. As I put the cake in the oven, I whispered a little prayer! Aaah, and when I finally dug into a small sample piece from the corner of the cake-pan, I wasn't disappointed at all...it tasted like a bite of heaven! You won't even notice the flour is missing (when do you really notice the flour in a cake anyway?) when this cake is topped with some creamy chocolate frosting or just dusted with some icing sugar and garnished with a couple strawberries. In short, this dense, fudgy, decadent cake is just too divine to put into words!

Ingredients:

    * Bitter-sweet dark chocolate compound - 500 gms; I used the 'Morde' brand (I prefer cup measurements, however, since it is pretty direct to use the store bought half kilo packet, im going with this)
    * Butter - 1/2 cup + 2 tbsps
    * Eggs - 5 nos, at room temperature (preferably large-sized)

That's all...just 3 simple ingredients! The rest depends on how you interpret them. The recipe comes together very easily with a hand-mixer. I give full credit to mine.


Procedure:

    * Cut the dark chocolate into small pieces and microwave with the butter for 1-2 minutes till the mixture melts into a molten liquid. Remove once in between and give it a nice stir. The pieces on top may look intact, but don't let that fool you...the insides will be all molten. The time it takes to met completely, depends on the microwave. It took exactly 1.5 minutes in mine. You could also melt the chocolate-butter mixture on a double boiler, stirring often. For the detailed procedure check here.
    * Pre-heat the oven to 190C/375F. Grease and dust your cake pan/tin/dish.
    * Now, while your chocolate-butter mixture is cooling, separate the egg whites from the yolks and put them into two separate medium sized bowls (I used the bowl that came with my hand mixer itself).
    * Whip the egg whites in a medium/large grease free bowl until stiff peaks are formed and set aside (do not over-whip or the cake will be dry).
    * With the same beater beat the egg yolks together and set aside.
    * Add the egg yolks to the cooled chocolate. Stir well.
    * Next, fold in 1/3rd of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture and follow with remaining 2/3rds. Fold until no white remains, without deflating the batter.
    * Pour the readied batter into prepared pan (the batter should fill the pan 3/4 of the way full), and bake for 27 minutes. The top of the cake will look similar to a brownie when done.
    * Cool cake on a wire-rack for 10 minutes and then unmold. Serve with your favorite ice cream/frosting or just dust with some icing sugar, drop a couple strawberries on top, and dig in! I promise you won't be disappointed!


That was divine Madhuri!! Now I am off to her place to taste some of the decadent cake, while you all just droo..ol at the pics!!


25 comments:

cookcurrynook said...

It was great fun doing this guest post Suma! All the best for 'Cakes and more!!!' Im sure you will go places!

Suma Rowjee said...

Thanks for your wishes and guest-posting for me Madhuri!!

Girish Rowjee said...

awesome! Looks really delicious. Hope I will get some of this to eat.

Deepti Pawar said...

I am so jealous of all those who get to eat this cake... and there is NOTHING I can do. *sob sob*

Madhuri, this one is a FAB number!!

M D said...

What a fab creation, Madhuri. I am drooling over this again and again. Can't help to think how lucky one must be to bite into this! Keep a bite for me, I am coming over too ;)

cookcurrynook said...

Thank you all!
@Girish: I've sent your share over! Do let me know if you all liked it :)

@Deepti: Girl, I will keep up my promise to you when you come to India. That's a deal!

@Mallika: Please come over...I'll bake you a whole new one. You can dig into it all you like ;)
Hey, what say we all Blore Bloggers meet sometime...do a potluck or something like that.

Deepti Pawar said...
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Deepti Pawar said...

The potluck idea is great, Madhuri. I hope I will be around in Blr when you all plan the same.

Priya said...

Seriously Madhuri rocks!!!!am drooling here..

Suma Rowjee said...

We all loved eating that decadent creation of yours Madhuri!! Thanks a lot!!!

Suma Rowjee said...

Eat your hearts out guys!!I went over to Madhuri's and got to eat this cake you all just got to see. It was absolutely delicious!! Advantage of being in same city as your foodie blogger pal!:-))

So,when's he bloggers potluck?

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

wonderful..mouth watering cake!! Gr8 guest post!

Divya Kudua said...

OMG..just awesome.I am yet to try a flourless cake,though the pictures are so tempting,I might just try it!!

P.S-Send this to my event..:)

cookcurrynook said...

@Divya: I'll surely send it to the event dear. Will post this on my blog in a couple of days and then send you the details to link it up.

shubhada said...

hey good going both of u..thanks for sharing this lovely recipe madhuri and suma for hosting this lovely idea..potluck is a splendid idea..do count me in;)

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cookcurrynook said...

@Suma: Yahooooo! I'm glad you guys loved it!

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow, the flourless cake looks so yummmy..great post Madhuri and thanks so much Suma for this lovely idea.

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deepti said...

Thats a totally new recipe for me !!Loved the Clicks...Thanks 2 Madhuri & Suma

M D said...

Potluck is a great thought! A good way to come together. We guys should probably start with at least a high tea to meet up everyone.

Anonymous said...

Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
I've been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

Thumbs up, and keep it going!

Cheers
Christian, iwspo.net

Suma Rowjee said...

@Christian- Thanks a lot!!

Seema Abbas Ali said...

Thank you Suma and Madhuri for this easy breezy recipe which turns out oh too delicious. I used the same recipe to make muffins. I have posted it in my blog:
http://amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com/2011/01/flourless-dark-chocolate-muffins-just-3.html

Seema Abbas Ali said...

Thank you Suma and Madhuri for this easy breezy recipe which turns out oh too delicious. I used the same recipe to make muffins. I have posted it in my blog:
http://amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com/2011/01/flourless-dark-chocolate-muffins-just-3.html

Niya said...

can v use any other substance other than egg????