Friday, April 30, 2010

FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE & VANILLA MARBLE CAKE

This is a flourless chocolate and vanilla marble "cake" and it was absolutely delicious, although I don't know if I would really classify it as a cake. It tasted very much like a fudgy cheesecake. I will definitely be making this again.


VANILLA BATTER
8 ounce cream cheese (room temperature)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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CHOCOLATE BATTER
10 ounces bittersweet chocolate finely chopped
10 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into pieces
3 large eggs
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon espresso
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of table salt
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Preheat oven to 300F and position rack in the middle of your oven. Lightly grease a 9"x2" round cake pan and line bottom with parchment paper (I used a springform pan).
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In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese with electric mixer until smooth, add sugar and beat until well blended and no lumps remain. Add eggs and vanilla and beat just until blended, set aside.
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In another medium bowl, melt the chocolate and butter over a pan of simmering water (or in the microwave), whisk until smooth and let cool slightly.
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Using a stand mixer fitted with whisk, beat the eggs, sugar, espresso, vanilla and salt on medium high until pale and thick (3 or 4 minutes). Turn mixer to low and gradually pour in the melted chocolate mixture and continue beating until well blended.
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Spread half of the chocolate mixture into the prepared 9" pan. Alternately add large scoops of the vanilla batter and the rest of the chocolate batter to the cake pan. Use a knife to gently swirl the two batters together so they are mixed, but not completely blended. Rap the pan against the counter top a few times to settle the batters.
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Bake 40 to 42 minutes (mine took 48 minutes) or until a pick inserted 2" from outer edge of cake comes out gooey but not liquid. The top of the cake will be puffed and slightly cracked around the edges (it will settle as it cools).


 This is a close up, showing the
texture of this cake

NOTE: Cover and refrigerate until very cold, at least 4 hours or overnight.

NOTE: This cake is extremely rich, much like cheesecake, so cut small slices.

NOTE: I didn't have bittersweet chocolate, so I used semi-sweet.

19 comments:

jenny holiday said...

whooooah whoooah whooooooooah!! I need this now!!!! My goodness!!! I seriously cannot wait to try this!!!!!!

xoxo

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

this look really delicious, well done!

collin said...

Wow!! The cake looks so yummy. I love cakes. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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Katy ~ said...

Yummm..love this creamy marble wonder. Lots of eye appeal, too. Total YUM

Ana Powell said...

It looks like a cheesecake, well moist.
Awesome cake

Barbara Bakes said...

I'm not usually a fan of flourless cakes, but this one with the cream cheese sounds amazing!

Mary said...

This looks fabulous. I love it. Can't believe it's flourless. I would love to try. Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

Debbie said...

That cake looks so delicious. I've seen all chocolate flourless cakes but never a marbled one....another keeper recipe! Thanks!

Nancy said...

Thanks, Coleen! I have a new friend who has celiac's disease (no gluten allowed) and I have been fretting about what I can make for her. I'm glad you tried it out and it has your stamp of approval.

SUGAMAMA'S CAFE' said...

My husband now asks me what you post just in case.... I have made a few of your yummy post these last few weeks now he, "Just wonders", if you posted anything w/ suga in it!! This one this weekend... YUM!!

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

I like this - not to mention I like the fact you can only eat a little bit at a time (for the richness!).

Monica H said...

And this cake caught my eye when I bought this magazine too. It's just so simple but beautiful and I love the espresso in the chocolate and the cream cheese in the vanilla. This is stil on my list to make though I don't know when I'll make it. Looks delicious though!

Julie said...

Wow, it looks scrumptious no matter what you call it!

Laura said...

nothing wrong with thick fudgey cheesecake goo!!

Angela/Soap Mom's Kitchen /Vintage Soap Shoppe said...

Looks delicious! That would satisfy my sweet tooth cravings!
I will be making this one for sure. Love your recipes!!:)

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What a treat this cake is! It sounds positively delicious.

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Definately bookmarking! YUM!

Ingrid said...

I've never seen a flour chocolate and VANILLA cake! It looks good and now I'm wondering can it be made into a solid vanilla one. I'm gonna have to take a closer look at the recipe. Thanks!
~ingrid