Last weekend my friend photographer Olga Shangina and I decided to cook a cake! This turned out to be a perfect dessert recipe for Christmas holidays – easy to make, fast and very delicious.
Here is how to make it:
Preheat oven to 175° (350F). In the meantime melt 250 g of butter with 250 g of chocolate in a saucepan at low heat. Add 1/3 cup of espresso.
In a separate bowl whip 4 eggs, 3/4 cup of sugar and 1 tsp vanilla sugar until the mixture becomes fluffy. Pour chocolate mixture into the eggs mixture and stir until smooth and add a pinch of salt. Pour everything into a pan covered with baking paper and put into the oven for 40-45 minutes. Serve with whipped cream and some powdered sugar.
Here is the full list of ingredients that we used:
250 g of butter
250 g of dark chocolate (70%)
1/3 cup of espresso
4 large eggs, at room temperature
3/4 cup of granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla sugar or 1/4 tsp vanilla powder
pinch of salt
whipped cream and powdered sugar for serving.
After reading this recipe you probably thought that I forgot to mention flour – in fact, I didn’t! This is the flourless cake which makes it very sticky and chewy which I personally loved.
For me, it was also the first experience of styling food for a professional photo shoot. I used fir branches, cinnamon sticks and rowanberry for decorations to make it look festive and joyful.
Hope you liked this recipe and will try it out during holidays. The main thing is not to count how much calories you have just eaten – just enjoy! Christmas is only once a year. )))