Valentine’s Day Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe

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For Valentines Everywhere!


Valentine’s Day is coming and cupid is hot in pursuit of love.  Instead of fighting Tuesday’s crowds, how about a little bit of love you can make?  From Martha Stewart Everyday Food, we offer you a gorgeous flourless chocolate cake.  Chocolate lovers will adore this dessert. The edges and top develop a delicately crisp crust while the center remains moist and fudgy.  As with everything in cooking, the better the ingredients, the better the outcome.  Come on, this is Valentine’s Day…splurge–you will not regret it!

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for pan

8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

6 large eggs, separated

1/2 cup granulated sugar

confectioner’s sugar, for dusting

sweetened whipped cream, for serving

Directions

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees with the rack in the center. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.

Place butter and chocolate in a large heatproof bowl and microwave in 30-second increments, stirring each time, until completely melted. Let cool slightly. Whisk in egg yolks.
In a large bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add granulated sugar, and continue beating until glossy stiff peaks form. Whisk 1/4 of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture; then gently fold in remaining egg whites.
Pour batter into the prepared pan, and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Bake until the cake pulls away from the sides of the pan and is set in the center, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack; remove sides of pan. Serve at room temperature, dusted with confectioners’ sugar. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

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