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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Chipotle Sauce

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 8 TBSP unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 to 2 tsp espresso powder, optional
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, Dutch-process if possible
  • Texas Brew Strawberry Chipotle Sauce for drizzling

For the Ganache, Optional

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease an 8-inch round cake pan; cut a piece of parchment paper and fit it to the bottom, grease the whole pan.
  3. Put chocolate and butter over low heat in a double boiler and melt until fully combined.  This may be done in the microwave but don’t let chocolate over heat.
  4. Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl.
  5. Stir in sugar, salt, espresso powder, and vanilla.
  6. Add eggs, beating each until smooth before adding the next egg.
  7. Add the cocoa powder and mix until just combined.
  8. Add all the batter to the 8-inch greased pan.  Bake the cake for 25 minutes.
  9. The center should be 200 degrees on a thermometer.  It will not be a solid cake like cakes that include flour.
  10. Remove it from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.  To loosen the cake from the pan, use a small paring knife around the outer edge.
  11. Put a plate on top of the pan and flip over to remove.  The top of the cake will be on the bottom.  Allow the cake to finish cooling.

 

For the ganache: 

  1. Combine the chocolate and heavy cream in a double boiler on low heat until fully combined.  You can do this in the microwave bowl, but be careful not to burn the chocolate.
  2. When fully combined spoon over the cake and let it fall over the sides of the chocolate cake.
  3. Allow the cake to fully set for several hours before serving.

To serve:

Place small piece of cake on plate. Shake Texas Brew Strawberry Chipotle Sauce and drizzle 1 to 2 Tbsp. sauce on top of cake. Excellent topped with Texas Brew Black n’ Bluberry Sauce sprinkled with fresh blueberries.

Suggestions: Top sauce on cake with whipped cream and small slivers of fresh strawberry and/or shaved chocolate.

 

Photos By Heather Gill Photography

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