My sweet friends treated me to a birthday lunch recently and there was a delicious slice of flourless chocolate cake to finish off the meal. It had never occurred to me to bake a flourless cake. To me, the “less” in flourLESS must have meant that something was missing. Taste, structure, familiarity– something had to be wrong with that type of cake. Well I was certainly wrong about that! I found this recipe on Whole Foods’ website. Not only was it flourless but gluten free too. Chocolate cake with a thick, chocolate glaze. If this is what a gluten free diet looks like I am slightly tempted to give it a try. Too bad this cake couldn’t be breakfast, lunch and dinner too!
You might wonder why I am sharing this deeply delicious chocolate cake in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. Where is the apple, pumpkin or pecan pie? Yes, those are staples of a Thanksgiving feast but this chocolate cake will steal the show. You cannot go wrong with chocolate plus more chocolate. Try it, you’ll see!
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
1 cup (2 sticks) plus 3 Tablespoons butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon milk
1 Tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (choose gluten free vanilla if you want to make the cake Gluten-Free)
If you need one more thought to push you towards trying this cake out for this Thanksgiving, here you go: Make this cake ahead of time– even a day or two–and refrigerate until an hour before you are ready to serve. The cake will impress every last guest!