I usually don't try to fix anything gluten free (or in other words without flour) intentionally, but after my mother-in-law found out she had a severe gluten intolerance, I've been playing with some recipes. I made this cake for her birthday and it was so good! I kind of always thought that a flour-less cake would be, well, blaw. But I would totally make this cake again. It's a cross between a browny and a molten cake. The outer rim of the cake is a browny consistency, and the middle is almost like a thick pudding. And the raspberry whip cream was just something I whipped up so that the cake had some extra flavor, although after tasting it, it was great by itself. But the raspberries really gave the chocolate such an awesome flavor. I mean, how can you go wrong with raspberries and chocolate :)
- 12 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
- 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
- 6 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries, thawed
- 3-4 tablespoons sugar
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter and flour a 9 by 2-inch spring form pan. If you don't have a spring form pan, then just use your round 9 by 2-inch pan. After greasing pan, stick a sheet of parchment paper to the bottom of the pan so you can take the cake out easily (like demonstrated below).
Put the chocolate, butter, and salt in a large microwave safe bowl. Melt in the microwave for 2 minutes. Stir and microwave again until completely melted, about 2 more minutes. Alternatively, put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl. Bring a saucepan filled with an inch or so of water to a very slow simmer; set the bowl on the pan without touching the water. Stir occasionally until melted.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out wet but not gooey, about 1 hour to 1 hour 25 minutes. Remove cake from the oven and cool on a rack. Warning, the cake will probably crack on the top, so don't worry. You didn't do anything wrong.
In a medium size bowl, whip heavy cream until firm. You want to whip the cream more then you usually would because the raspberries will soften the cream back to preferred texture. In a small bowl, use a fork and mash up the raspberries until no large pieces remain. Add 3 tablespoons of sugar. Slowly fold raspberry sugar mixture to whipped cream a little at a time. Fresh raspberries can be a little tarter then frozen raspberries so taste and add more sugar to the cream as needed.
When ready to serve remove from spring form mold. Dust cake with confectioners' sugar or cocoa powder if desired. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream would be super yummy with this cake as well.
Chocolate cake recipe from foodnetwork.com