Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless chocolate cake is one of our favorites. It’s dense, chocolatey, and elegant–almost more like a brownie than a cake. This flourless chocolate cake is the easiest cake in the world with only four ingredients and three steps. It’s scrumptious and perfect to serve to your sweetheart. Tips for Your Flourless Chocolate Cake We’ve made dozens of these flourless chocolate cakes and served them to our customers in the store plus we’ve used them in classes. There are two keys to success: really good cocoa and a springform pan with a tight seal. We recommend a silicone springform pan.” Dennis …

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How to Make a Fine Chocolate Caramel Turtle Cake

Chocolate Turtle Cake

St. Paul’s Best Chocolate Cake We never make a trip to Saint Paul without making a stop— or several— at Café Latte. The pastries are exquisite; the soups, sandwiches, and salads are incredible. “What’s your best chocolate cake?” I asked the server.  Without hesitation, she answered, “The Turtle Cake.”  It was very good… and simple enough that I can talk you through making it. Keep reading for all the sweet details. Merri Ann, my wife, is gluten free so she had the flourless chocolate cake. It too was good.  We have a mix for that, the Legendary Flourless Chocolate Cake Mix. Dusted with a …

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Apple and Bacon Cornbread

This apple bacon cornbread is a sweeter cornbread with a different texture than most. Apple and bacon are a wonderful combination, and to top it off, the cornbread is made with melted butter and maple syrup, making it a little sweeter. It is an egg-rich, skillet cornbread and a flourless recipe. Ingredients 1 1/4 cups yellow cornmeal 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 4 large eggs 1 cup milk 1/4 melted butter 3 tablespoons maple syrup 1/2 pound bacon 1 1/2 medium-sized apples, finely diced or shredded with peel Directions Preheat the oven …

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Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake

With only four ingredients and three steps, this is an easy flourless cake. And it’s scrumptious—perfect to make for your sweetheart. As with other flourless chocolate cakes, this is dense and chocolaty. A simple dusting of powdered sugar makes this cake elegant. Drizzle it with strawberry or chocolate sauce. Finally add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. Be sure and use good quality, dark cocoa. We useRamstadt-Breda Dark Cocoawhich has three times the cocoa butter of most national brands. This will not be the same with ordinary cocoa. “We’ve made dozens of these flourless …

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A Guy’s Blueprint for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just days away. Are you ready to wow your sweetheart? We have dinner in restaurants often. That’s nice, but we do it often enough that it doesn’t have the impact that Merri Ann deserves for Valentine’s Day. When we were first married, those first few years before we were inundated with crying babies and a thousand other things, I made dinner on special occasions—I mean white linens and roses and the best steaks I could buy. (Merri Ann loves a good steak). It’s not a lot of work, it just takes planning. I don’t even know where …

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Pannekoeken, German Pancakes, and Fruit

I’ve often referred to pannekoeken as a Dutch version of a German pancake.  That is, until some nice man said, “There is nothing German” about a pannekoeken! But you can use the same mix.   On our packaged mixes are instructions for both. How to Make Pannekoeken with Fruit Usually, we make pannekoeken and often load it with fruit after baking. It’s how to get the highest, most dramatic pannekoeken.  It’s also very quick—only eleven minutes in our oven. But Debbie in our test kitchen made the apple one above by pouring the batter over the fruit.  It works great but …

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Chocolate Cherry Cordial Flourless Chocolate Cake

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This makes a gorgeous, very fancy flourless chocolate cake—certainly fit for a special occasion and yet it is not very much work.  It is an easy flourless cake topped with a cherry pastry filling and drizzled with a chocolate amaretto sauce. (Amaretto is a flavor commonly used in cherry chocolate cordials.) And, because it’s flourless it is also gluten free! Chocolate Cherry Cordial Flourless Chocolate Cake One flourless chocolate cake, cooled 1 cup cherry pastry filling (see notes) powdered sugar for dusting chocolate amaretto sauce (recipe follows) whipped cream Top the chocolate cake with the cherry pastry filling.  To serve, cut the cake …

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How to Make an Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake in 3 Steps

“We’ve made dozens of these flourless chocolate cakes and served them to our customers in the store plus we’ve used them in classes.  This is the easiest flourless cake in the world.  There are two keys to success: really good cocoa and a springform pan with a tight seal.  We recommend a silicone springform pan.”–Dennis Weaver With only four ingredients and three steps, this is an easy flourless cake.  And it’s scrumptious—perfect to make for your sweetheart.  As with other flourless chocolate cakes, this is dense and chocolaty. A simple dusting of powdered sugar makes this cake elegant. Drizzle it …

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Tin Roof Sundae Flourless Chocolate Cake

This is another fancy flourless chocolate cake fit for a special occasion.  It is made with a combination of Bavarian cream, peanut butter, and chopped peanuts all atop a flourless chocolate cake. One flourless chocolate cake, cooled 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1 cup Bavarian pastry filling (see notes) peanut butter chocolate sauce (recipe follows) whipped cream Warm the peanut butter in the microwave until it is soft and easy to stir.  Mix the Bavarian cream and peanut butter together in small bowl.  Top the chocolate cake with the peanut butter filling. To serve, cut the cake into slices and …

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How to Make Skillet Cornbread

My favorite cornbread is skillet cornbread. And Merri Ann can’t eat gluten so skillet cornbread is perfect for her—it relies on eggs for the structure, not flour. We’ve made it so often that it has evolved from a series of recipes to a technique. Using a ratio of ingredients, we use this technique to make both sweet and savory cornbread—whatever we are in the mood for—from Jalapeño Cheese Cornbread to Banana Nut Cornbread. Today we’ll tell you how to make your own cornbread and give you several recipes to get you started. Apple and Bacon Cornbread At first glance, this is …

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Cheddar and Bacon Cornbread

Corn bread is quick, easy, and nearly foolproof. It is also versatile—bake it for breakfast, a brunch, and side dish with supper. This cornbread is made with bacon, cheddar, onion bits, and some red pepper or pimento for color. It is an egg-rich, skillet cornbread and a flourless recipe. Ingredients 1 1/4 cups yellow cornmeal 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 large eggs 1 cup milk 1/2 pound bacon 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped and diced 1/2 medium sized onion, chopped and diced 11/2 cups grated cheese, cheddar or jack Directions Preheat the oven to …

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Strawberries and Cream Flourless Chocolate Cake

This is a wonderful flourless chocolate cake to serve in the spring when the strawberries are in season.  It is topped Bavarian cream and fresh strawberries, then drizzled with strawberry sauce, and topped with whipped cream. One flourless chocolate cake, cooled 1 cups Bavarian pastry filling (see notes) fresh strawberries sliced strawberry sauce (recipe follows) whipped cream Top the chocolate cake with Bavarian filling. To serve, cut the cake into slices and place on dessert plates.  Top each slice with strawberries.  Drizzle with the strawberry sauce.  Top with whipped cream and serve immediately. Baker’s note:  If you do not have …

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Gluten-free Dutch Pannekoeken

Autumn Apple Pannekoeken

Since pannekoeken has more egg than flour, it seemed like a candidate for a flourless recipe for our friends that can’t eat wheat flour. It works. Here’s the recipe. Ingredients 1/4 cup butter 3 large eggs 1/8 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup milk 2/3 cup rice flour or gluten-free blend Directions 1. Place the butter in a pannekoeken pan or an ovenproof skillet with rounded sides. 2. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Put the rack in the center, not the top, shelf. When you turn the oven on, place the pan with the butter in the oven. When the oven …

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“Death by Chocolate” Flourless Cake Recipe

This fabulous flourless cake is easy to make. And it is so good—moist, dense, and fudgy. For a nice presentation, make it in a springform pan. Be sure to use the very best intense chocolate. The recipe calls for bittersweet chocolate but you can substitute a quality semi-sweet chocolate. Enjoy this decadent flourless cake recipe. Warning: This is an intensely chocolate cake. If you are not a certified chocoholic, eat this cake with a scoop of ice cream or a little whipped cream. Ingredients 1 cup butter 15 ounces bittersweet chocolate wafers (about three cups—you may substitute good quality semisweet …

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Classic Flourless Chocolate Cake

There is a reason why fine restaurants serve flourless chocolate cakes: they are scrumptious. What makes them work? It’s chocolate, eggs, and starches that give them structure instead of flour.   This one has ground nuts for extra flavor and richness. If you can make an angel food or sponge cake, you can make this flourless chocolate cake. This cake is made much a like a sponge cake: you whip the egg whites and fold them in with the chocolate and yolk mixture. It’s really quite simple. Make this cake in a springform pan. Our Candy Apple Red Silicone Springform Pan …

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Who Makes the Best Flourless Chocolate Cake?

This article presents two easy flourless chocolate cake recipes and two classic recipes and compares them.  It explains how flourless cakes work, addresses chocolate grades and their importance, and recommends pans.  Included are recipes for raspberry and strawberry sauces for toppings. How Flourless Chocolate Cakes Work It sounded like a great recipe, the recipe in the newspaper.  With only four ingredients–chocolate, eggs, sugar, and butter–it sounded easy enough.  And the description sounded enticing. The taste of the cake did not match those enticing words.  At least, we didn’t like it.  We asked several visitors to our store to try the …

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What Types of Cornbread do You Make?

You can tell that we love cornbread. You can do so much with cornbread. Think of it as an empty easel, adding the flavors and colors that fit your fancy. It helps to understand the types of cornbread. It’s easier to anticipate the finished cornbread or modify a recipe to match your family’s tastes. Sweetened cornbread: This is Yankee cornbread, slightly sweet to the taste. Look for one two tablespoons of sugar in the recipe. Southern cornbread: This is the classic, traditional cornbread with just a teaspoon or two of sugar (and often, none). Drizzle honey or syrup over this …

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Flourless German Chocolate Cake

Everyone loves German chocolate cake.  This is a simple version made with a flourless chocolate cake. One flourless chocolate cake, cooled German chocolate cake topping (recipe follows) whipped cream or ice cream Top the chocolate cake with the German chocolate cake filling.  Cut into slices and serve with whipped cream or ice cream. German Chocolate Cake Topping 3/4 cup canned evaporated milk 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 1 1/3 cups sweetened shredded coconut 1 cup chopped pecans In a small pan, bring the evaporated milk, brown sugar, and butter to a boil.  Boil for three minutes.  Remove the …

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Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake

With only four ingredients and three steps, this is an easy flourless cake. And its scrumptiousperfect to make for your sweetheart. As with other flourless chocolate cakes, this is dense and chocolaty. A simple dusting of powdered sugar makes this cake elegant. Drizzle it with raspberry sauce, raspberry chocolate sauce, or chocolate sauce. Finally add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. Be sure and use good quality, dark cocoa. We use Ramstadt-Breda Dark Cocoa which has three times the cocoa butter of most national brands. This will not be the same with ordinary cocoa. …

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