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Suggestions for flourless chocolate cake or chocolate mousse?

sljones Mar 17, 2010 11:14 AM

I'm bringing a dessert to passover, and want to bring a knock-your-socks-off flourless chocolate cake or mousse. Any suggestion? Does Dorie Greenspan have a good recipe?
(Dairy is permitted at the passover, btw.)

Many thanks!


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  1. eight_inch_pestle RE: sljones Mar 17, 2010 11:31 AM

    This totally doesn't answer your question and I want to say in advance that I love flourless chocolate cake, but I was watching an old Julia and Jacques episode last night (souffles), and when Pepin mentioned flourless chocolate cake, Julia cut him off and interjected (paraphrasing here), "That has to be the dumbest name ever for a dish----who cares if it has flour in it?"

    What a treasure she was.

    1. jeniyo RE: sljones Mar 17, 2010 11:34 AM

      Julia Child's chocolate mousse is a classic.

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        susan1353 RE: sljones Mar 17, 2010 12:34 PM

        I've been making these flourless chocolate cupcakes for a few years; they're divine. I don't use the frosting they suggest. I make mini ones and they're a little bite of heaven: http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2008/04...

        Also, a flourless chocolate pear torte: http://curiouslyravenous.blogspot.com...

        And, here's a thread from last year with a similar request:

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          GilaB RE: sljones Mar 17, 2010 04:16 PM

          I've been very happy with this flourless chocolate cake, which I make both on Passover and during the rest of the year: http://myglutenfreecookbook.blogspot....
          I always add a pinch of salt. On Passover, I don't really have lots of liqueurs around, so I've used a teaspoon or so of vanilla.

          1. Vetter RE: sljones Mar 17, 2010 09:20 PM

            Have I got a great blog post for you! Deb at Smitten Kitchen touched on this last year, and darn, if this isn't some inspiring reading: http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/04/17-...

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              lilaki RE: sljones Mar 18, 2010 09:23 AM

              how about nigella's nutella cake? i make it a lot and get rave reviews! there's a real 'wow' factor to the cake ...


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                GilaB RE: lilaki Mar 22, 2010 10:44 PM

                I don't think there's any kosher-for-Passover Nutella out there, if you are particular about that.

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                  milklady RE: GilaB Mar 23, 2010 04:01 PM

                  Last year I roasted hazelnuts in the oven, peeled off their skins, and then ground them in the food process. I poured in just made chocolate ganache (made with kosher for passover chocolate), and whirred it together for the best chocolate hazelnut filling ever. Totally kosher for Passover!

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                jencounter RE: sljones Mar 23, 2010 06:58 AM

                I recently made Cook's Illustrated's Triple Layer Mousse Cake and it was fabulous. The cake on the bottom is flourless, topped with a layer of chocolate mousse and then a layer of white chocolate mousse on top of that.

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                  Chocolatechipkt RE: jencounter Mar 23, 2010 10:54 AM

                  Would you mind posting the recipe for that? Sounds great!

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                    jencounter RE: Chocolatechipkt Mar 23, 2010 03:41 PM


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                      Chocolatechipkt RE: jencounter Mar 24, 2010 06:04 AM

                      Thank you! :)

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                    Chocolatechipkt RE: jencounter Mar 30, 2010 06:06 AM

                    I made this for dessert last night, and it was a huge hit. Thanks again! :-)


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                      jencounter RE: Chocolatechipkt Apr 1, 2010 09:20 AM

                      Isn't it delicious? And dangerously light...meaning I could eat that whole thing if I'm not careful.

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                        Chocolatechipkt RE: jencounter Apr 1, 2010 10:44 AM

                        Very light! It was good and bad that there wasn't any left! This ended up serving 18 people btw, because everyone wanted to try some, lol.

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                    julesincoq RE: sljones Mar 23, 2010 03:56 PM

                    I'm going to try this one on Saturday. It looks like it will either be really good or taste like chocolate scrambled eggs! I'll let you know


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                      brooklynkoshereater RE: julesincoq Mar 23, 2010 07:45 PM

                      FYI - for those looking for a Passover recipe, the epicurious recipe has corn syrup which would typically not be allowed for passover.

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                      sweetpotater RE: sljones Mar 26, 2010 12:18 PM

                      Every year, my in-laws demand this, a huge hit always:

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                        andrewtree RE: sljones Apr 1, 2010 02:21 PM

                        The River Cafe's 'Chocolate Nemesis' is magnificent. Has a reputaton for being impossible to make at home but it worked brilliantly for me the couple of times I've made it. Use a bitter sweet chocolate.


                        1. mcel215 RE: sljones Apr 1, 2010 03:22 PM

                          Nigella's Chocolate Cloud cake is heavenly, easy and has such a 'wow' factor! I'm making it again as one of my Easter desserts.

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