Monday, August 15, 2011

I'm needing CHOCOLATE!

I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with Marina leaving for university, Giuliano already there and my mom's broken hip!  I need sweet chocolate comfort right now!  So I'm indulging in the most decadent chocolate cake I have ever eaten; nothing like chocolate to make me feel better!

Decadent & Flourless Chocolate Cake with Fresh Strawberries and Whipped Cream
7 ounces of bittersweet chocolate (the best you can get)
1 ¾ sticks butter
5 eggs separated
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon chili powder
¾ cup sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
Melt butter and chocolate over water
Fold in egg yolks, vanilla, sugar cocoa powder and salt
Beat the egg whites until stiff and gently fold into chocolate mixture
Bake in a 9 inch greased spring form pan at 350 for 35-40 minutes
Let cool and remove to serving platter
Top each serving with fresh sliced strawberries and whipped cream; dust with a bit of cocoa powder prior to serving


  1. wow chillie powder in it cake looks wonderful

  2. This looks amazing! I love the design you did on top and using chili powder in the cake is a great idea!

  3. Omg I love anything deeply chocolately and decadent! Looks beautiful.

  4. That is just gorgeous! I'm sure it tastes as luscious as it looks :-)

  5. Absolutely beautiful. It looks wonderful!

  6. Sometimes you just need chocolate! Makes everything better (at least while you are eating it right?)

  7. This looks amazing...pinning as choc and strawberry is one of my favorite combos!! Sorry you're missing your kids and your mom's not feeling well. Hope the chocolate didi the trick! BTW...I'm having a recipe contest in conjunction w/Cookwell & Company. I would love it if you came up with an entry...there are some great prizes. Details on my blog.

  8. I love the kick from the chili powder. Hope your spirit is lifted.