Densely rich with a smooth, velvet-like texture that will melt in your mouth with each bite, this Flourless Chocolate Cake only requires a handful of ingredients and just a bit of time.
Back in the 15th century, chocolate was held with the highest regards, so much so, that the Aztecs used cocoa beans as currency. Believing it was a gift from their god, they consumed it as a refreshing beverage, an aphrodisiac, and even to prepare for war as an emergency ration. In Europe it was considered a leisurely breakfast and developed into a luxurious pastime among the aristocracy.
It’s no wonder why today after all these centuries this ingredient is still savored for moments of self-indulgence, celebrations, and gestures of romance.
My first encounter with this renowned Italian dessert was at a local restaurant, and over ten years later, I’m still thinking about that slice of decadence.
The flourless chocolate cake is basically baked chocolate custard resulting in a richly dense dessert, so a little goes a long way with this one. Each bite, literally just melts in your mouth and what’s more is that it is a naturally gluten-free cake.
What sets this recipe apart from the others is the added splash of spiced rum and the zest of an orange which plays beautifully into the dark chocolate.
For today’s recipe I recommend using at least 75% or 80% cocoa dark chocolate. You don’t want to be left with an overly sweet cake since it’s already rich enough.
For garnish, I dusted mine with confectioner’s sugar though you could also dust it with cocoa powder, and of course, a dollop of whipped cream is always a welcomed topping.
More Chocolate Indulgences from LTG
Chocolate Shard Shortbreads – Buttery shortbread cookies are speckled with shards of bitter-sweet chocolate and Saigon cinnamon for a deliciously complex treat that pairs perfectly with tea or coffee.
Creamy Chocolate Roll – Light and airy, this roll cake is filled with a whipped honey cream & almond frosting.
Chocolate Bundt with Nutella Cream – Cloaked in a whipped Nutella frosting, this super moist and light chocolate cake is perfect for all occasions.