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Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake

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Christmas is here and you’re feeling it, we know you are and now you need one more desert for that remaining holiday party OR for your Christmas day menu…..Relax, we’ve got you covered :-) This is a good one, seriously is, AND it is quick to make and gluten free to boot. We are calling this a cake but it is more like a torte in texture – very moist and very luxurious. Dust it with powdered sugar and a dollop of fresh whipped cream and you’ve got one wonderful festive dessert. And chances are you already have the ingredients in your pantry too so there you go !! …..Happy Holiday!

 

Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake

 

Ingredients:

 

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter

8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

6 large eggs, separated

pinch of salt

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup toasted almonds, chopped

Powdered sugar for dusting

 

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Directions:

 

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease (or spray with non-stick spray) a 9 inch springform pan. Melt butter and chocolate either in your microwave or stove top until smooth. Whisk in vanilla; let cool. In a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks with salt and 2 tablespoons of the sugar; add cooled chocolate and whisk to combine. With electric mixer on medium, beat egg whites to soft peaks. Gradually add remaining sugar and beat to stiff peaks. Whisk 1/4 of the egg white mix into chocolate mix; gently fold in remaining whites, chocolate chips, and nuts. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake until toothpick in center comes out with crumbs, about 30 minutes. Cool on wire rack; remove sides of pan and dust with powdered sugar.

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