A Little About Me

New York, New York
As a newly married woman, it has become my mission in life to learn how to cook. Gone are the days of picking up sushi and ordering curries. In order to jump-start my education, I enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education's Fine Cooking I course where I learned the basics, from roasting to boiling to mousse-making (ok, maybe not that basic)! I've attempted to replicate some recipes - somewhat successfully- and create a few of my own. This blog is for friends and foodies and is intended to document my cooking adventures (and occasional fiascoes). Enjoy the pictures and bon appetite!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Most Decadent Chocolate Cake

I'm a little late in posting this, but for Valentine's Day, I made my husband the most amazingly decadent, rich, flourless chocolate cake. I don't consider myself a baker, but this has to be the best thing I ever baked! It wasn't too difficult to make and was a really impressive desert to serve and I couldn't help but pick at this cake until it was gone!

8 oz bittersweet chocolate
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
6 large eggs
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
optional: powered sugar, strawberries

Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees and buttering an 8 inch round baking pan. Chop the chocolate into small pieces and put it into a bowl with the butter.

Place the glass bowl over a pot of boiling water and begin to stir until the chocolate and butter have melted and mixed together.

Remove from the heat and mix in the sugar followed by the eggs and cocoa powder.

Pour the batter into the pan and bake in the middle of the oven for 25 minutes. You can dust the cake with some powdered sugar and top with strawberries like I did! This cake is super rich, so a small piece will be more than enough!


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  2. I love chocolate cake and if it is dark chocolate even better. Looking forward to a piece in the near future. Looks very delicious.