French Chocolate Cake


The French Chocolate Cake


I found the original recipe somewhere online (possibly the New York Times?), but when I went back to look for it, I couldn't find it anywhere!

Ingredients

bullet8 oz. dark chocolate
bullet8 oz. or 1 Cup butter
bullet1 C sugar
bullet4 eggs
bullet1 tablespoon of flour

Directions

Melt the chocolate and butter (on very low heat, or over hot water in a double boiler, if you prefer); make sure it doesn't burn. Stir until both are melted.
Add sugar, mix together.
Add 4 eggs and mix slowly together.
Add flour, mix together

Place in a cake tin (pan) and cook in oven for 20 minutes at 450 (until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean)

Serve with whipped cream and berries (or your favorite frosting)

This makes a very small cake, so you'll probably want to double the recipe, like I did. I also substituted quinoa flour for the regular flour (I think any type of flour would work) and Splenda for the sugar. I think you could probably make it even more low carb by substituting baking chocolate for the dark chocolate and adding more Splenda (although it might change the texture).  You could probably make it a little lighter by using Country Crock instead of butter.  It's very dense and rich; more like a soufflé than a cake.

The recipe says to stir it all together slowly. Some similar recipes I found online were very particular about how to put it all together. Honestly, I just mixed it all in a bowl with my stand mixer and it came out fine.

Enjoy!

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