Flourless chocolate cake with lavender infused cream
Ever since I discovered this recipe I have wondered how something so naughty can taste so light and delicious. I found this recipe when I was looking for a cake without the dreaded flour! Flour just goes everywhere and I always make a mess so a flour less cake seemed to be just my thing. It was so many years ago since I found the recipe it is on a faded piece of paper and it was time to write the recipe down here with any apologies to whom this recipe belongs, I just want to share it as it is too good to be just keep to myself.
This cake all starts with the quality of the chocolate. The original recipe calls for dark chocolate but I prefer milk chocolate and Varlhornas Jivara with 40% cocoa is just perfect.
Flour less chocolate cake
preparation time 10 minutes
cooking time 45 minutes
- 250 gr/9 oz Varlhorna Jivara chocolate
- 225 gr/8 oz slightly salted butter
- 5 eggs
- 1 dl or 1/2 cup demerara sugar (unrefined cane sugar) + extra for sprinkling
- 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 vanilla pod
Melt the chocolate and the butter in a bowl on top of hot water in a pan. I love the smell of melting chocolate and butter and I can never resist sticking a spoon in to have a taste, there is something so naughty about it.
Butter a cake dish and sprinkle with sugar.
Crack the eggs in a bowl and whisk them with sugar. Split the vanilla pod and scrape the seeds. Add to the beaten eggs with the cocoa powder. Whisk in the chocolate and butter mixture with the eggs. Pour the cake mixture in to the cake dish and wrap tin foil around the bottom of the dish and the sides. Place it in a deep pan in the oven and pour boiling water in to the deep pan for a bain marie.
The cake is ready when it is just set. It has an almost fudgy consistency and it melts in your mouth.
Whilst the cake is cooking gently heat cream with a sprig of lavender in. lavender is a lovely but strong flavour. Don’t let the cream boil just let it get warm, keep a lid on and let it stand for about 20 minutes. The cream will get a hint of lavender and it goes well with the chocolate.
I love this cake but it is so naughty I only make it on special occasions and this time I was lucky and had lot of friends over to share it with.
I am bringing this cake to Angie’s Fiesta Friday. This week we are having a quiet party, chilling out, taking the time to enjoy being and each other, what are we without friends? If you have cooked come and join us and if you haven’t come and just hang out, get inspired and enjoy being!