company’s coming!

18 Oct

Yahoo…it’s October which means time for Shannon and Jamie’s annual California/Vegas trip.  Sure love when family comes to stay with us.  Time to fill the fridge and do some baking. Thought I’d try this Flourless Chocolate Cake…inspired by the chocolate souffle served with coconut ice cream that the ‘private chef’ served us on Friday night.

This was really easy and quick to make, and it can be baked up to 2 days in advance; refrigerated and brought to room temperature before indulging in.

– 1 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for pan

– 1/4 cocoa powder, plus more for pan

– 1/4 cup heavy cream

– 8 oz chocolate (I used bittersweet choco chips)

– 5 large eggs

– 1 cup granulated sugar

– Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-inch springform pan and dust with cocoa powder.

– In medium saucepan, heat the butter with heavy cream over med-low heat until butter is melted.

–  Add the chocolate and stir until melted and smooth; remove from heat; time for a taste test.

– In medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, and cocoa powder; whisk in the chocolate mixture.

– Pour batter into the pan and bake until puffed and set, 35 to 40 minutes. Don’t poke with toothpick like I did, will deflate the nice-looking puff!  Let cool in pan for 1 hour.  Run a knife around the edge of cake before unmolding.

Serve with this…

Now just try and hold off from any nibbling while waiting for the company to arrive. George and I didn’t have quite enough willpower…I’ll blame it on George.

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3 Responses to “company’s coming!”

  1. opa October 19, 2010 at 8:21 am #

    When is he going to get a proper boy’s haurcut?……or is that just his fuzzy halo?……hello!

    • georgeshaus October 19, 2010 at 11:40 am #

      Dad…perhaps is there some ‘hair envy’ happening?!?

  2. sitaaaaaaaa October 20, 2010 at 7:46 am #

    nice cake for your company!!! must be nice to be invited to Cali!!! what is it??really- i mean i know we arent the quitest bunch but really- lucy could babysit george and audrey – peter and phil could cook our meals- you and i could get our nails done- shop-walk the beach!!!!travis could pitch a tent and sleep in the back yard. just think of it as an adventure!!!!!!

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