Monday, July 11, 2011

3-Ingredient, No Bake Chocolate Cake

1 c. (8 oz.) heavy cream
8 oz. chocolate

**Variation: I added 1/8 tsp. cinnamon, 1/8 tsp. cardamom, and a bit of sugar to the cream. Gave the chocolate a fabulous exotic flavor.

Lightly butter a 6-inch loaf pan and line with parchment paper (helps in getting the slices out of the pan). Melt the chocolate in a double boiler at the same time you warm the cream (and any spices you add) over low to medium heat. Once the chocolate is melted and the cream is almost hot, add the chocolate to the cream (along with a pinch of salt) and stir together until everything is combined well. Pour into loaf pan and refrigerate for a few hours (overnight is even better). Dust with toasted sliced almonds (which I liked), cocoa powder, a dollop of real whipped cream - or another fancy-schmancy "garnish".
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Easiest chocolate "cake" recipe EVER. I made a half batch and I'm completely sold. I would make this for a party in a heartbeat. (Of course, who says you always have to share? I also plan on having one on hand in the fridge just for me, thank you very much!) The texture is rich and one thin slice will go a long way. It looks and tastes MUCH fancier than a 3-ingredient recipe. I took an absolutely beautiful photo of this masterpiece - just before eating the last slice - but my camera somehow "lost" the photos. For some drool-worthy photos, check out the original recipe at 101 cookbooks.

1 comment:

Erika said...

Wow, that sounds rich!