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Flourless Chocolate Cake

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I'm in need of a flourless chocolate cake recipe for Valentines day. I've made a couple flourless cakes before, but they all turn out far too rich. Could anyone either point me in the right direction of a rich but not super rich flourless cake, or give me tips on how-to lighten the current recipes?

Thanks!

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  1. I like Nigella Lawson's recipe for Chocolate Cloud Cake:

    http://www.wchstv.com/gmarecipes/choc...

    It's not as dense as others I have made. But it is still rich and very very good. It will crack all over on top, that is to be expected.

    1. i use Donna Hay's recipe...
      i don't have it offhand, but it's essentially sub-ing the flour for almond meal, and adding another egg or two.

      i thought it was DEEEELICIOUS!

      i can check the recipe later tonight

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      1. re: dumpycactus

        7oz chocolate
        1/2 cup sugar
        1/2 cup butter

        melt it all together and cool for 5 min

        1 cup almond meal + 4 yolks
        fold in 4 stiff whites

        mix it all up, pop it in at 350 for 25-30

        eat

        1. re: dumpycactus

          Looks good, looks easy, but what size pan do you bake this in? And should it be a springform pan?

          1. re: jmnewel

            oops! forgot that...

            muffin pans! you'd have small personal-size cakes

      2. ghiradelli has a great one, I loved it go to their website.

        1. I'm planning on trying this one...seems reasonable 1 tbsp of butter per serving but a whole lot of chocolate! :)

          Mexican Turtle Chocolate Mink
          http://www.gourmet.com/recipes/2000s/...

          1. David Lebovitz' version is excellent version. It's even better with a teaspoon or so of vanilla extract added.

            http://www.davidlebovitz.com/archives...

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            1. re: bear

              No mention of La Reine here? The Queen of Sheba is the royalty of wheat flourless chocolate cakes and also uses almond meal. Julia has a great recipe and there are loads online, too.