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Mar 22, 2009 09:29 PM

Passover Chocolate flourless cake (or better suggestion welcome)

So... Have been invited to a sedar - very excited to go for reasons far beyond the interests of this board. Bf thinks I cannot cook (and he is somewhat right) so want to wow him and guests with excellent Passover pastry. Thinking flourless chocolate torte (cake?) as that seems minimally difficult to screw up and will probably taste very good. But I am open to any ideas... Must be relatively simple, and relatively inexpensive - unfortunately cannot afford super-duper chocolate, etc. etc. The family does not keep kosher but will be keeping the Passover traditions... (if that matters)...

Also with your ideas PLEASE send recipies and/or sources.... I am CLUELESS!!! :-)

Thank you!

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  1. i love the mock chesnut torte recipe on epicurious. i use trader joe's pound plus belgian chocolate which is pretty cost effective. it's hard to screw up, but I always do a ganache frosting in place of the water-based frosting. it's fluffier than the usual flourless torte.

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    1. re: rllevy

      I made this too and people really liked it; it's also much healthier than my usual flourless chocolate cake (butter, eggs and chocolate only) No one will guess about the sweet potatoes. It goes very well with a raspberry coulis. If you want to be strict, be careful with your chocolate to make sure it's soy lecithin free (Trader Joe's isn't, unfortunately) and I couldn't find corn syrup-free canned potatoes, so cooked fresh ones.

    2. Hey...I browsed a bit for a recipe. I've never personally tried it, but it sounds pretty cool!


        This is a really delicious cake. I would be happy to eat it year-round! If you can't find the special passover cookies that are in the recipe, just substitute any other dry passover cookie (not a moist macaroon) and it will be fine.

        1. Try the chocolate orbit cake, invented by David Lebovitz and posted on the Scharffen Berger chocolate website:

          It's really easy and, if you use top-quality chocolate, delicious. If you buy the Scharffen Berger 62% baking bar (9.7 ounces), the recipe comes with it in the card inside. You can't go wrong with this one. Do take the time to line the bottom of the pan with parchment. Otherwise it *will* stick to the bottom.

          1. We'll be doing a variation on the Moosewood Cookbook maple-walnut pie. The guts will be straight out of the cookbook, replacing butter with olive oil. For the crust, we'll mix matza meal and olive oil. P.S. might want to check with the hosts if dairy ingredients are OK or not. Thank you.