the best almost-flourless chocolate cake

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Author Notes: To me this is the best (almost) flourless chocolate cake ever. I usually make it with 1 tbsp of AP flour but it works perfectly also with potato or corn starch.
I love to serve it when it's still a little warm with a cloud of lightly whipped cream aside.

Makes a 10-11" tart pan

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter + more to grease the pan
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons corn or potato starch
  • 9 ounces dark chocolate
  1. Preheat oven to 300F.
  2. Melt butter and chocolate (I melt the butter first in microwave until very hot and I melt then the chocolate in melted butter).
  3. Butter the pan and dust it with corn/potato starch all over to avoid cake to stick.
  4. With food processor combine egg yolks, sugar, melted butter, melted chocolate and corn/potato starch.
  5. A part, beat egg whites until stiff and add them quickly to the mixture.
  6. Pour into pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, no more. (depending on pan dimension, the bigger the pan the quicker it bakes). Enjoy!

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