nutritional information

Per Slice:

  • Calories: 275
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Total Fat: 20 g
  • Saturated Fat: 12 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Cholesterol: 94 mg
  • Sodium: 36 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 18 g
Gluten-Free

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Coulis

Flourless Chocolate Cake With Strawberry Coulis

Serves 12

Similar to a chocolate soufflé, this cake will rise, then fall slightly when cooled, leaving a cracked top. A fresh strawberry sauce balances the richness of the chocolate. The cake can be made up to two days in advance. For perfect, clean-cut cake wedges, dip the knife in hot water before cutting each slice.
Cake
  • 8.5 oz. bittersweet (60% cacao) chocolate, chopped
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs, separated, at room temperature, divided
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ cup sugar
Coulis
  • 1½ cups sliced fresh strawberries (8 oz.)
  • 1 Tbs. sugar
  • ½ Tbs. lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 300˚F. Coat 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray.

2. Melt chocolate and butter in double boiler. Remove from heat, and whisk until smooth and glossy. Whisk egg yolks, then stir into chocolate mixture.

3. Beat all 6 egg whites with electric mixer on high 1 to 2 minutes, or until foamy. Add sugar, and beat 4 minutes, or until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg white mixture into chocolate mixture until just combined. Pour into prepared pan, and bake 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out mostly clean. Cool.

4. To make Coulis: Combine strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice in bowl of food processor; let stand 5 minutes. Add 2 Tbs. water, and purée until smooth. Strain through fine-mesh strainer. Serve Cake drizzled with Coulis.

April/May 2012 p.52

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comments

Chocolate cake

Chococake - 2014-04-22 11:26:26

cake

c - 2014-04-22 05:56:23

That's an awful lot of eggs and butter. There are other recipes on the web that aren't so artery clogging (for flourless chocolate cakes).

Ilene - 2014-04-21 23:45:21

it seems good.. i will try for sure.thanks.

INDIRA BHAVSAR - 2014-04-21 17:42:16

Anything with sugar, in my opinion, is NOT healthy! There is no need to add sugar to any foods! Fresh strawberries are sweet already...they do not need and sugar additives! There are healthier recipes than this out there for flourless chocolate with strawberries.

Nancy Claire - 2014-04-21 16:03:41

This flour-less cake is scrumptious. I've made it many times as my friends always ask for it for potlucks and when they come over and they suggest, why don't you make the flour-less choc cake!! each time it is successful and so easy.

Diana K Cass - 2013-02-28 04:04:23

Oh, this sounds delightful! :)

Rochelle @ WheatlessRochelle.com - 2013-02-08 03:39:15