Flourless Chocolate Raspberry Cake

flourless chocolate raspberry cake

I needed a dessert for Passover and I immediately knew I wanted to make a flourless chocolate cake. To give it some more depth of flavor I added raspberries and served it with some creme fraiche. Rich and chocolately. The raspberries and creme fraiche complimented it beautifully. It was a hit with the kids and adults.

Melt chocolate and butter over a simmering saucepan and stir until smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in sugar.

Whisk in Chambord, eggs and sifted cocoa powder.

Whisk until just combined, pour in prepared pan and bake. Cool on a wire rack.

Dust with cocoa powder, decorate with raspberries and top with a dusting of powdered sugar.

Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Summary: Adapted from Bon Appetit, November 1997

Ingredients

  • 4 oz Bittersweet Chocolate (I used Scharffen Berger)
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Tbs Chambord
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder, unsweetened (I used Scharffen Berger)
  • Cocoa Powder, unsweetened – for dusting
  • 1 (5.6 oz) container Raspberries Confectioner’s Sugar, for dusting
  • Creme Fraiche, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease an 8″ round pan, line with parchment and grease again.
  3. Chop the chocolate into little pieces. Set a medium sized metal or Pyrex bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Place chopped chocolate and butter in the bowl and while stirring, melt them together, until smooth.
  4. Remove the bowl from the heat and whisk in the sugar. Whisk in the eggs until well combined. Sift 1/2 cup of the cocoa powder and add to the chocolate mixture and whisk until just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes. The top should have formed a thin crust. Cool cake in pan on for 5 minutes and then invert onto a wire rack and cool.
  6. Dust cake with cocoa powder and decorate attractively with raspberries.
  7. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with creme fraiche along side.

Quick Notes

I used a 9″ pan. It resulted in a thinner cake but worked well. Bake about 22 minutes.

Variations

You can substitute the Chambord for 1 tsp Vanilla Extract.

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