Today’s post is from Dani at The Adventure Bite, who I met at the Type-A Parent conference last year. You can learn more about her and her husband Kevin below.
A few months ago we snuck away to a little town in the upper ridge of Georgia called Blue Ridge. We were on an incredible vacation with Kevin's parents. It turned out to be four of the most relaxing days I’ve had in ages. I didn't cook a thing the entire time we were there! Between Kevin and Melanie, the cooking was tackled and I was left to relax, read my books, drink my tea and soak in huge hot tub every night.
They also sent us on a date. A real date. Just the two of us eating and drinking to our hearts content at a brand new restaurant called The Black Sheep. No screaming toddler or infant needing me. It was heavenly.
Our dinner was absolutely perfect, from the amazing Ahi Tuna Asian Nacho's, to beautifully cooked lamb and duck. But the star of the night was most definitely the dessert. When our wonderful waiter told us that there was a flourless chocolate cake on the menu that night I knew we were in for a treat. And I was right. Perfectly moist, dense, chocolate paired with a sweet whipped cream and a tart berry sauce. My red wine melded beautifully with it (as would a lovely ruby Port), bringing out the sweetness of the wine and the slightest hint of coffee in the cake. Replicating it has been on my to-do list ever since. I’m pleased to say that this one passed the taste tests! What a perfect treat to serve to all of your guests, including any that struggle with celiac or eat gluten/grain free!
The Adventure Bite's Flourless Chocolate Cake
- 1/4 cup coffee
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch salt
- 2 (6.8 ounce) dark chocolate bars
- 8 eggs
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup sugar (optional)
- strawberry sauce for serving
- whipped cream for serving
- Break up chocolate into small pieces. Add butter and coffee. Melt slowly either over a boiling pan of water or in the microwave stirring frequently.
- With an electric mixer whip eggs, salt and soda to stiff peaks. If using less sweetened chocolate you may wish to compensate with a bit of sugar here. I used regular dark chocolate candy bars and didn't want it too sweet so did not add additional sugar. Taste your chocolate mixture to decide and adjust accordingly.
- Fold the whipped eggs into the chocolate batter until combined.
- Pour into greased cake pan or cast iron. Bake at 350 degrees until set. 20 minutes for small cast iron. 30-40 minutes for large pans.
- Serve warm for a very close to cake like texture or allow to cool completely and refrigerate for a dense brownie like texture.
- Serve with strawberry sauce and whipped cream.
- Serving size: 1 slice
Meet The Adventure Bite
Hi! I'm Dani and my husband Kevin and I blog over at The Adventure Bite where we share about our adventures in food, home brewing and our attempts at an urban homestead. We are the proud parents of two little boys who keep us on our toes!