Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Happy Passover! Flourless Chocolate Cake

Last night my family and I had a lovely Passover Seder.  We had a feast of delicious food and my mom even baked a flourless chocolate cake.  Everything was perfect and it really made me appreciate my family and being able to be together for this special holiday.

Passover celebrates our freedom from slavery in Egypt and I love how the entire ceremony presents objects that represent various things about the story.  If you don't know the story of Passover, just run out and watch the movie, The Prince of Egypt.  First of all, its a great movie, second, it does a great job of telling the story and third, it has awesome music.  I even watched this movie while I was in Hebrew school.
The Seder Plate 
Matzo Ball Soup!
During Passover, for eight days you are not supposed to eat any leavened bread.  So, I think I am going to attempt to be gluten free for the week and try out some gluten free cooking and baking.  We will see how it goes!
The Feast! Grilled Veggies, Boiled Potatoes,
Brisket, and Chicken!
Today I have that great cake my mom made.  It had an amazing chocolate flavor, was rich, moist, and simply amazing.  We topped it off with some powdered sugar and TruWhip (healthy cool whip) and it was perfect!

Flourless Chocolate Cake

1 lb of chocolate (we used half bittersweet and half semi-sweet)
1 cup hazelnut liqueur
1 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
7 eggs
1 cup sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 and line or lightly grease a 9 inch springform pan.
2. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, stir the chocolate, liqueur and butter until melted and smooth.  Stir in the vanilla. Remove from heat.
3.  In a large bowl, beat eggs with the sugar on medium-high for 5 minutes or until pale yellow and fluffy.  Slowly pour in the chocolate mixture and beat on medium until just combined.
4. Pour the batter into your prepared pan and bake for 1 hour.  Cake should look crisp on the sides and an inserted toothpick should come out with a few crumbs.  Remove and let cool in pan for 1 hour.  Top with powdered sugar.

Enjoy :)