Flourless Chocolate Cake Confession

Flourless Chocolate Cake | bluebirdsunshineOn the weekend I made a flourless chocolate cake. Looks pretty good doesn’t it? Let’s just drool a little more together before I unveil the whole truth, and nothing but the truth…

Flourless chocolate cake | bluebirdsunshine

flourless chocolate cake | bluebirdsunshineMoist, almost fudgey centre and a crispy meringue-like crust on the top. Yes, that piece was a pleasure to eat. Unfortunately the whole cake looked like this…

Burnt flourless chocolate cake | bluebirdsunshineIf you’d like to make this cake and enjoy it all rather than just some of it, here’s my suggestions.

Start with the recipe for flourless chocolate cake from The Primrose Bakery Cookbook. When you add the melted butter and chocolate to the egg yolks I urge you to wait for it to cool down, or you will curdle the yolks. When the recipe says to line the tray with baking paper, do as they say, or you’ll be scraping the cake out of the tin with a spatula. Check your oven is not too hot if you don’t want the whole thing to souffle up, burn on one side, and then sink to a quarter of its height.

That said, the bits that weren’t burnt tasted great and my newly thrifted Paris plates are so pretty they kind of distracted me from the burnt bits.



6 responses to “Flourless Chocolate Cake Confession

  1. That one slice does look delicious. These cakes are hard to make! We once baked one for a gluten-intolerant friend and we must have curdled the eggs because there were hard, rubbery bits throughout the cake. He ate it very politely, but nobody loved it. 🙂

    • Oh no, maybe the eggs cooked a little when you added the chocolate. Always so disappointing when baking doesn’t work out as you hope. I bet your friend appreciated your effort though!

  2. I agree with Jennifer, that slice does look very yummy!!! Shame the rest of it didn’t turn out great!! I hate that baking has to be so precise its why i’m so rubbish at it! x

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