I am assuming most people who read this blog like chocolate right?
Any out there that don't?
What a shame.
Last week before Christmas, before the stomach flu, before traveling, before everything, I baked up a new recipe - Flourless Chocolate Cake. I combined a few recipes I found online and made up my own.
For a couple gifts I packaged up some holiday gift baskets full of this cake, banana bread, cake balls, and various other goodies. Who doesn't like an edible gift?
The little man and I tried a slice of this cake before we wrapped them all up and I will admit it is pretty darn good. Very chocolaty, dense, and has a deep flavor. It almost tastes like dark chocolate, although none was added.
Try this one out, especially if you are looking to omit white flour from your diet, are dieting, or need it for someone with gluten allergies. The only thing is, you HAVE to serve it with either powdered sugar, whipped topping or ice cream.
Or all three combined. Which, then defeats the purpose of omitting the flour, but oh well.
Flourless Chocolate Cake
1 c. cocoa
1 c. melted chocolate chips
1/2 c. almonds, ground (food processor works great!)
1/4 c. oil or applesauce
1/4 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. baking soda
1/4-1/2 c. yogurt (plain or vanilla)
Place all ingredients in a stand-up mixer or a bowl to mix by hand. Beat until all combined. Batter will be thick and a little lumpy, but that is okay.
Place in a greased large loaf pan, 4 small mini loaf pans or an 8x8 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool on baking rack, can either serve warm or at room temperature.