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Ok here is another recipe I found that sounds so good that I am going  to add this one to my recipe box. Towering Flourless Chocolate Cake For the cake: 2 1/2 Sticks unsalted butter cut into pie
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Flourless Chocolate Cake

posted at 6/20/2012 11:13 AM EDT
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Ok here is another recipe I found that sounds so good that I am going  to add this one to my recipe box.

Towering Flourless Chocolate Cake
For the cake:
2 1/2 Sticks unsalted butter cut into pieces, plus more for the pan
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
6 large eggs
3/4 Cup sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 Cup stout beer (such as Guinness)
1 tsp vanilla extract
For the Meringue:
2 ounces semi sweet chocolate
2 Tb butter
1 Tb light corn syrup
3 large egg whites
1/4 cream of tartar
pinch of salt
2 tsp vanilla extract

Make the cake:
Butter bottom and sides of 9 inch spring form pan.  Line bottom with parchment
Put the bittersweet chocolate and unsweetened chocolate in a heat proof bowl and set over simmering water.  Stir until chocolate melts, then remove bowl from pan.
Put the eggs sugar and salt in bowl of stand mixer set this bowl over the same pan of simmering water and whisk until mixture is warm, about 2 minutes.  Place the bowl to the stand mixer and beat with the whisk attachment on medium speed until tripled in volume, about 5 minutes.
In a small saucepan bring beer to a boil, add vanilla.  Reduce mixer speed to low; beat in beer mixture, then melted chocolate until combined, about 2 minutes. Gradually beat in butter until incorporated.
Pour batter into pan.
Bake until toothpick comes out with a few crumbs, about 35 minutes.
Let cool on wire rack 1 hour. Run a knife around the edge of the pan and remove ring.  Let cool completely.

Make the Meringue:
Microwave the chocolate, butter and corn syrup in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring until chocolate has melted.
Whisk granulated sugar and egg whites, cream of tartar, salt and 1/3 cup of water in a heat proof bowl.  Put the bowl over the sauce pan of simmering water; beat with hand held mixer on low speed then gradually increase speed to high and beat until soft peaks form, about 5 minutes.  Remove bowl form pan continue beating until meringue is cool and fluffy.  Fold in vanilla then fold in melted chocolate until swirled.  Spread on cake.

I will have to buy a hand held mixer for this but it sounds like it is worth a $20.00 investment!

The cake is pretty much the same as the flourless one I currently make and it is easy and  so good I can just imagine that the meringue would just add to the wonderful flavors.

My Grandson said he wanted to make another flourless cake so we just might have to try this one.

Re: Flourless Chocolate Cake

posted at 6/20/2012 11:40 AM EDT
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Nikki - Embarassed  - this one sounds too advanced/complicated for me ....... I'm certain the more adventureous people will join you in trying it.

Re: Flourless Chocolate Cake

posted at 6/20/2012 5:24 PM EDT
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When I first saw the recipe for the cake, both this one and the other flourless cake recipe I use, I also thought it would be complicated.  Both of these do not use whipped egg whites in the cake.  That is where it gets "tricky" gently folding in the chocolate and not deflating the whites.  But this recipe is pretty easy.  Make it without the meringue and you will be rewarded with a great cake.  Top the cake with whipped cream.  Later you can do the meringue. 
I was out today looking for an inexpensive hand mixer, could not find one...will try Walmart Friday.

Re: Flourless Chocolate Cake

posted at 6/20/2012 11:13 PM EDT
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Wow, never baked a cake with stout beer before!  Sounds interesting, thanks for sharing Nikki.

Don't know if you have a Menard's near you but they carry small appliances now too.  Prices are usually better than the department stores.  I think Walgreens still carries small appliances too.  Good luck with your search.

Re: Flourless Chocolate Cake

posted at 6/20/2012 11:17 PM EDT
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Thanks, Nikki, for this great recipe. Our family loves flourless cake! And I think Target still has inexpensive hand mixers as well.

Re: Flourless Chocolate Cake

posted at 6/21/2012 9:51 AM EDT
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this time of yr (college shopping)---our grocery stores even sale cheap small appliances------------sale------around $7.------------when i bought my last one i found it at dollar general for $15.----------and it has a retractible cord-------------and a flat bottom so it will stand to rest-------------(i had a cordless but i hated it)

Re: Flourless Chocolate Cake

posted at 6/21/2012 7:47 PM EDT
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I found a very inexpensive mixer at Walmart today.  $6.00 and change including tax.
I figure it does not have to be very strong as pretty much all I would use it for is egg whites and possible whipped cream.
There was another that I almost got it had silicone on the beaters but was $19.00 more.  I did not think it was worth it.

Re: Flourless Chocolate Cake

posted at 6/22/2012 8:18 AM EDT
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I wouldn't have stout beer on hand, but do make flourless chocolate now and then.  It is really easy and soooo good.

Re: Flourless Chocolate Cake

posted at 6/22/2012 3:51 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Flourless Chocolate Cake:
I wouldn't have stout beer on hand, but do make flourless chocolate now and then.  It is really easy and soooo good.
Posted by JUDY O


The use of the beer threw me a bit.  I think when I make another flourless cake I will make the one I have been making, it is pretty much the same, and I will make the meringue from this to top it with. 
Love meshing 2 good recipes to get 1 great one.

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