Cakes are usually full of flour and sugar and the healthy option is to avoid them. However, they have a significant place in our culture. Whenever we celebrate somebody’s birthday a cake is always a centrepiece of attention and it can be churlish to decline. This recipe is for an alternative type of cake which has no flour or sugar.
This is a chocolate cake with no flour and no sugar.
- Springform pan or cake tin.
- 140 g Butter
- 5 Eggs
- 250 g Dark chocolate (80% cocoa)
- 1 tbsp Butter or coconut oil for greasing the pan
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 pinch Salt
Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Grease your cake tin or springform pan
Dice the butter and break the chocolate into pieces. In a bowl, melt them together over a pan of simmering water. Stir constantly until fully melted and smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
Separate the eggs and put the yolks and whites in separate bowls. Add salt to whites and whiff with a mixer until stiff.
Add vanilla extract to the yolks and whisk until smooth.
Pour the melted chocolate and butter mixture in the egg yolks and mix well. Fold the egg whites into this until no egg white is visible.
Pour this mixture in to the pan and bake for about 20 – 25 minutes. The cooking time will vary depending on the diameter of your pan. Check to see if it is cooked by inserting a tooth pick into the middle of the cake. It should come out with moist crumbs and not runny batter. Remove from pan and allow to cool.