Flourless Chocolate Cake {Guest Post from I Love My Disorganized Life}

I’m super excited to share my blog today with Rachel, from {I Love} My Disorganized Life.  Rachel is one of the kindest bloggers I know, and she has an awesome site.  Maybe I like it so much because I relate so well with its name!   I’ve been back from vacation for five days–returning just in time to have company with lots of little kids.  Disorganized (with a large helping of crazy) definitely describes my life right now!

Take it away, Rachel!

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake from {I Love} My Disorganized Life on OneCreativeMommy.com  {Gluten free and delicious!}

Hello, I’m Rachel, author and creator at {i love} my disorganized life. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be here sharing with you today! First, a little about myself:  I have been married to my wonderful husband, Mark, for 22 years. We have five children {ages 21, 20,18, 16 & 11} and two grand children {ages 1& 2}. We are all dog lovers in my house and have been breeding Golden Retrievers for the last thirteen years. I started my blog shortly after I left my retail management job to be a full-time SAHM. I guess you could say my blog is a creative-outlet-turned-full-time-adventure. I post mainly recipes, but have been doing more craft and sewing projects and plan to continue that trend. I am also a contributor at Around My Family Table, which helps to stretch me creatively.

When I found out that one of Heidi’s daughters is gluten-free, I could totally relate. One of my sisters is gluten-free, and over the past several years I could see what a challenge it could be for her sometimes. If we went to lunch, we had to be sure the restaurant had gluten-free options, she has to read the label of everything she buys, and has had to learn to find ingredient substitutes for her favorite recipes.

With that in mind, I did something special for you today. I always want to make something absolutely delicious, but keeping Heidi’s daughter in mind, I also wanted to make something that their whole family could enjoy. I made something that I have never made before {there I go being stretched again}, but have always wanted to.

 Flourless Chocolate Cake from {I Love} My Disorganized Life on OneCreativeMommy.com  {Gluten free and delicious!}

Flourless Chocolate Cake. Rich, decadent, creamy deliciousness. That’s what this cake is all about. A little definitely goes a long way, but you certainly won’t be able to keep yourself from having seconds.

Here’s all you need:
For the cake:

  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 stick cold butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 oz coffee liqueur
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 1/2 C cocoa powder, sifted
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • Berries and powdered sugar for garnish

For the ganache:

  • 4 oz semi sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 C heavy cream

Here’s all you do:

For the cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Spray an 8″ round cake pan with non-stick cooking spray; line bottom of pan with parchment paper
  3. Melt chocolate, butter, vanilla and coffee liqueur in a double boiler, stirring often until smooth
  4. Remove from heat and put bowl in an ‘ice bath’ {this will prevent eggs from cooking when added}
  5. Mix in sugar & cocoa powder; stir in beaten eggs until well combined
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake on a sheet tray for 20-25 min
  7. Remove cake from oven and invert onto cooling rack {you can also turn directly onto a serving platter, as it is difficult to transfer later}

For the ganache:

  1. Put chocolate in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Heat the cream on stove in a small pan, over low heat, until hot
  3. Pour cream over chocolate and stir until melted and smooth
  4. Pour ganache over cake
  5. Top with berries and powdered sugar before serving

 

Flourless Chocolate Cake from {I Love} My Disorganized Life on OneCreativeMommy.com  {Gluten free and delicious!}

Thank you so much for spending this time with me, it has been a pleasure!

Guest Post from I Love My Disorganized Life

This is Heidi again.  I can’t wait to try that cake!  It looks so rich and delicious!  Here are some other great ideas from Rachel:

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Heidi

Comments

  1. Delicious!! I have never had a flourless cake before. This looks so amazing!! Thanks so much for the recipe!!

  2. That sounds like a yummy dessert! (And it looks like one, too!)

    I have a similar French recipe, but it includes ground almonds and hazelnuts.

  3. scrumptious sounding!! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/07/centerpiece-wednesday-and-happy-4th-of.html
    Karin

  4. This looks super yummy! I’ve never had a flourless cake, but having a couple of gluten-free friends, I know how important finding yummy alternatives is.

    TaMara @Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

  5. I love this! Sounds yummy! Visiting from the Gotta Create blog hop! Feel free to link this one up at our Red, White & BBQ Ladies Only Blog Share link party which is now live! :)

    http://mommifried.com/ladies-only-blog-share-link-party-red-white-bbq/

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