Friday, 27 December 2013

Day 12: Flourless Chocolate Cake

Today is the last day of my christmas baking challenge, and I thought I'd finish with something simple which I had never made before. I've always wanted to make a flourless chocolate cake, the pictures in baking books look so appetising. For some reason, I've just never got round to it. Until today, of course!

This cake is truly amazing! I almost tried to cook it in a small tin, before realising that it would probably be safer to use a cake tin with high sides - I'm very glad I did that, otherwise there would have been cake all over the oven and this post would be a lot more gloomy!

Well, luckily I chose the right tin, and the cake turned out perfectly (in my opinion at least!). It rises up so much in the oven, before sinking as it cools. The end result is a dense chocolate cake which is still light, with a harder top, slightly meringue-y in texture. The end result is basically chocolate heaven.

Both my dad and brother said it tasted like a lighter version of a brownie, and I have to agree. It went down very well with my hungover sister, and even my mum liked it (she's never that keen on very chocolatey things) so I'm saying this was definitely a success! Always good to end on a high note. The recipe, like yesterday's, was from the Primrose Bakery cookbook, easily one of my favourites!

I've had a lot of fun doing this challenge, and it's made me realise how much time baking takes up! Hopefully I'll do something similar in the new year, and I'm definitely going to try to keep posting as often as possible! However, now it's time to knuckle down and read some Chaucer...