Monday, September 26, 2011

Flourless Almond & Chocolate Cake - Encore


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I know I have waxed lyrical about this cake a few times already, and having made it again, it's still the best chocolate cake in my book. I baked it last week, this time doing what I did not do the last time, ie, adding coffee and using a slightly darker chocolate (Valrhona Caraïbe 66%). It turned out to be a more grown up version than the previous (I used Valrhona Equatoriale 55% for that one).

Oooh, it was amazing but I think I like the version made with Valrhona Equatoriale (and sans coffee) better. Maybe I am just a milk chocolate kinda girl, ya know? ;)

What I love about this cake is the insane intensity of chocolate that hits you from the first bite. And the moist, mousse-like centre? Heaven. All chocolate cakes should be like that!

Here's the recipe if you are keen to try ... and you MUST try! I know a good chocolate cake when I taste one, so trust me on this. ;) Happy baking!


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19 comments:

  1. You had me at moist mousse like centre. I HAVE to try this!!

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  2. I am a milk chocolate person too when I indulge..(Not lately) but yours could sway me..
    Love the way you write and photo:)

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  3. I just made this last Saturday. Mine had rustic cracks on it, tasted soooo gooooood =D

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  4. Looks so moist and delicious. Coffee definitely pair well with chocolate.

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  5. I have a separate folder in my recipe file for "favoritechococake" ...This will be placed in there, definitely!

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  6. I love almond and chocolate together. This looks BEAUTIFUL!

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  7. This looks rich and dense...and absolutely perfect!

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  8. Nice... Always wonder how flourless cake be like. Hi, Ju. I am really impressed by your accomplishments. I hope my blog can developed into yours. Here’s my address: weekendkitchenette.blogspot.com
    I hope to get some advice from you on how to get it bloom!

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  9. Mag: Thanks a lot! But as I always tell anyone who asks me for advice, I have none. I just stayed true to myself and kept on blogging. Maybe that's the answer. ;)

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  10. ENCORE ENCORE!! :) these look sooo great, Ju!!

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  11. Tried it out. Perfect! Had the same rustic cracks as your cake and the taste: YUM!! Family loved it.

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  12. I tried this last week and man.. it was really good. my family loves it. :)

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  13. Hello, do you think it is fine to replace the butter with oil instead?;) am thinking of making it but I ran out of butter!;( pleas advise thank you!;):)

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    1. Hmmm, I'm sorry I really don't know. Have not done it before and therefore would not want to advise you w/o any prior experience!

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