Shhh… Don’t tell anyone! I’m letting you in on one of my very best kept secrets… It’s a recipe for the very best and easiest flourless chocolate cake. Really!
Today is my eldest son’s birthday, and he just loves this cake. I used to spend hours baking for birthdays and holidays, but this cake is so outstanding it’s everyone’s favorite. In fact, it’s so freaking easy even my sister could make it. And yes, I most certainly will pay for that comment later – sorry ‘Sis 🙁 .
1 bowl + 4 ingredients + a quick stir =
ONE AMAZINGLY TASTY CAKE.
There is one small caveat, and that is that you must have a can of “Crème de Marron” (chestnut spread). Don’t worry the cake doesn’t taste like chesnuts, it just bring sweetness and a pleasing moist texture to the cake.
I personally just pack a few cans into my suitcase every trip I take (I am a little masochistic) so I can make it whether in the states or in France. You can also get Crème de Marron on Amazon.com and gourmet stores, or I offer a shopping service (just contact me for a quote). In France, it’s a standard ingredient found everywhere.
Grab your apron and here we go…
French Flourless Chocolate Cake:
LOL! Pardon my photos… The camera lens was covered with my buttery fingerprints until my son pointed it out!
Gather your tools:
- Large glass bowl
- Wooden spoon
- 9″ non-stick cake pan (Springform if you have one)
Gather your ingredients:
- 100 grams dark chocolate (or 4 squares baking chocolate)***
- 3 large eggs
- 100 grams unsalted butter (or 1 stick)
- 500 grams Crème de Marron (large can)
- Melt butter and chocolate in large microwaveable bowl (don’t overheat)
- Stir in eggs
- Stir in Crème de Marron
- Pour combined mixture into parchment lined or butter & floured pan
- Bake in a moderate oven at 375°F (190°C) for 35-40 minutes or until set
- After cooling and removing from pan, sprinkle a little powdered sugar over the top to dress it up
It’s so easy, why not make it frequently??? Your family will love you for it ♥ ♥ ♥.
Happy (and tasty) Travels,
-Girl Gone Gallic
PS – For those of you following my Deyrolle post, my son loved his gift!