Flourless Chocolate Cake

by Jamie on August 8, 2012

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If you follow me on Instagram, you may remember me posting a piece of flourless chocolate cake while dining at The Capital Grille. After one bite, Brian was smitten with the rich, dense espresso infused chocolate cake.

When Shaina’s debut cookbook, Desserts in Jars arrived on my doorstep, I immediately honed in on page 35 – Flourless Chocolate Cakes, beautifully photographed in my favorite Weck jars. Shaina described her Flourless Chocolate Cakes as little brownies with crunchy tops and that’s exactly what they taste like. Pure chocolate perfection in an adorable glass jar.

In you visit MBA on a regular basis, you know how much I love baking and presenting desserts in jars, so naturally, I was incredibly excited about Shaina’s cookbook. Desserts in Jars contains 50 gorgeous recipes including cakes, pies, puddings, frozen desserts and even a variety of mixes that are perfect for giving.


Shaina expertly walks you through the process of choosing, filling, baking and even adorning your jars with printable tags, so they’re ready for a casual backyard barbecue or a fancy holiday party. And after hanging out with Shaina in NYC, I must say, Desserts in Jars is an accurate representation of the awesomeness that is Shaina.

And because I adore this book and Brian loved these cakes, I’ve decided to give away 4 signed copies here on MBA.


HOW DO YOU WIN?

Simply leave a comment below telling me about the best dessert you’ve ever tasted.

IMPORTANT DETAILS:

-This giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST.
-Winner(s) will be generated via a random number generator software program. Winner will be notified via the contact email provided on the comment contact form.
-Winner(s) will have until 8/22/12 to claim their signed copy or we will choose another winner.
-See Official Giveaway Rules

DISCLOSURE:

This giveaway is provided to you by My Baking Addiction. The Amazon links within this post are from an affiliate program.

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Flourless Chocolate Cakes

August 8th, 2012

Yield: 14 individual cakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time:

Ingredients:

Oil for greasing the jars
7 ounces bittersweet chocolate
4 tablespoons (½ stick)unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs, separated
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
fresh raspberries for garnish

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease fourteen 8-ounce jars. In a double boiler over simmering water, melt the chocolate andbutter until smooth. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. In a separate bowl, use a hand mixer to beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

2. In a stand mixer, beat together the granulated sugar and egg yolks until thick and creamy. Mix ¼ cup of the melted chocolate and butter into the egg yolks. Continuing to mix, slowly pour the remaining melted chocolate mixture into the egg yolks until all is incorporated. Fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture.

3. Spoon 4 to 5 tablespoons of the cake batter into each greased jar. Place the jars 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the tops of the cakes start to crack. Remove from the oven and let the jars cool. Dust with confectioners’ sugar before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature. If desired, garnish with fresh raspberries.

Notes:

- This recipe works well when cut in half.
- Jars seen in the photos are Weck Mini Mold Jars #976-165

Source: Desserts in Jars by Shaina Olmanson

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avatar Chris November 6, 2013 at 8:23 am

I’ve had so many wonderful desserts! My granny was a great baker. She taught me how to bake, and passed on her pie making secrets to me. I’d have to say her fresh cherry cream pie is my home-cooked favorite. I had a key lime cupcake at a local cupcakery that I can’t sot thinking about, so that is probably the best take-out dessert.

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avatar shelley November 6, 2013 at 8:26 am

best dessert…..my grandmas apricot cobbler or her rhubarb pie…..she had a beautiful apricot tree and a big rhubarb patch….

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avatar Deborah Sundes November 27, 2013 at 10:23 pm

My favorite desert was banana pudding made with vanilla wafers. Brings back the best memories of my child hood.

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avatar Jamie December 4, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Deborah-

Yum, one of mine too! Have a great day and thank you for following MBA!

-Jamie

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avatar Bruno Sandes January 6, 2014 at 4:21 am

The best desert I’ve ever tasted was a Chocolate and Passion Fruit Parfait the last time I went to Brazil.
The mix of chocolate and passion fruit is just amazing! It mixes the delicious and refined taste of chocolate with the tropical savor of passion fruit! Superb!
Unforgettable taste! The chef gave me the recipe and it is so easy to make!

P.S.: Congrats for your website, I’m a straight guy who lives by himself and who loves cooking. Your website has helped me and taught me amazing things! Thank you so much!

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avatar Bruno Sandes January 6, 2014 at 4:24 am

The best desert I’ve ever tasted was a Chocolate and Passion Fruit Parfait the last time I went to Brazil.
The mix of chocolate and passion fruit is just amazing! It mixes the delicious and refined taste of chocolate with the tropical savor of passion fruit! Superb!
Unforgettable taste! The chef gave me the recipe and it is so easy to make!

P.S.: Congrats for your website, I’m a single guy at college, who lives by himself and who loves cooking. Your website has helped me and taught me amazing things! Thank you so much!

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avatar Jamie January 7, 2014 at 10:48 am

Bruno-

That sounds amazing! Thank you so much for stopping by and for following MBA! Have a fantastic day!

-Jamie

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avatar Leslie February 11, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Wondering if the flourless chocolate cake can be made in round cake pans or as a sheet cake?

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avatar Jamie February 11, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Leslie, you could certainly try. The recipe is written specifically from a book that separates desserts out into jars, so I can’t speak to how that would turn out, or if the yield would be enough for a sheet cake. Experiment though! Don’t be afraid to do that.
- Jamie

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avatar Debbie Rael March 13, 2014 at 12:49 am

My mother in law’s no bake lemon cheesecake.

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avatar Dora March 13, 2014 at 12:58 am

Anything chocolate, dark chocolate. One favorite is a rolled pound type cake with chocolate inside! But the jars, I love the jars, I have so many canning jars, use them for lots of stuff.

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avatar Suma john March 13, 2014 at 12:49 pm

The best dessert I like is an Indian sweet – LADOO. It is yellow in colour and melts in the mouth

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avatar Brittney landrau March 13, 2014 at 3:23 pm

My best dessert I ever had was a hot chocolate chip cookie orrrrr a hot brownie/chocolate cake with some vanilla ice cream in top and whipped cream!!! The hot and cold!!! The vanilla and chocolate!! Like having cookies and cream! Love it

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avatar Susan Kline March 14, 2014 at 5:27 am

Anything dark chocolate! This flourless cake recipe definitely sounds like a keeper. And in little jars? Perfect portion control!

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avatar Jamie March 19, 2014 at 11:23 am

Susan-

Thanks so much for stopping by! And, the portions help…until you eat two or three :). Have a great day!

-Jamie

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