Thursday, May 26, 2011

Best Flourless Chocolate Cake

Green & Black 70% and Ghiradelli's Twilight Delight 72%

2 ripe bananas

orange zest

everything you'll need

6 ramekins

i recently made these bombtastic dark chocolate souffle cakes. they were the best thing i have ever eaten in my life. if you ask me there is no better combination is this world than orange & dark chocolate (well, ok maybe red wine & dark chocolate...)  and actually, i paired this dessert with La Vendimia rioja (smooth Spanish wine with little acidity)

if you haven't yet caught on, i'm in the "dessert and wine/champagne" camp of people who don't think you have to choose either or. in fact, i am that way in most areas of my life. i hate to choose. if given the option i'd like to have both - i'd like to have everything. my mom recently told me a story about when i was younger - probably about 3 or 4 - and went to sit on Santa's lap. after getting up and walking back to my mom, she asked me what i told him. this is what i said to her:

"i told him i wanted everything."

...and so little has changed

anyway, here are the ingredients you will need:
some cooking spray (i love coconut oil spray)
6 ounces 70 percent dark chocolate
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 very ripe bananas
1/4 cup roasted sweet potato
1/4 cup honey
1 whole egg
3 egg whites

and here's what ya need to do. get crackin! literally, with those eggs...

- preheat oven to 350.
- arrange 8 (4-ounce) ramekins or custard cups on a large baking sheet and spray with cooking spray  
- combine chocolate, orange zest and vanilla extract in a medium bowl over hot boiling water. whisk, whisk, whisk until chocolate is completely melted.
- puree bananas, sweet potato and honey until smooth in food processor or blender 
- remove melted chocolate from heat and fold over banana puree and 1 whole egg
- mix well
- whip egg whites until soft peak.
- slowwwwwlllllyyyy fold egg whites into chocolate mixture
- spoon into your ramekins, 3/4 full 
- bake for approximately 6-7 minutes, (or until the smell makes your eyes water), remove and serve warm
- and as always, enjoy :) 

1 comment:

Aly Debbas said...

love this. such a perfect little bite ... like the cakes.