Last week, for "Twelfth Night", I was searching for a dessert recipes that was unique, and new to our menu. I found a recipe for Chocolate Flourless Cake. Then I had a great idea of making a flourless Red Velvet Cake. I Tweaked the recipe a bit, and fell in love with it. It's a very dense, moist cake. I paired it with a Cream Cheese Glaze on the top for a bit of extra sweetness. I'm a red velvet anything addict, so this really made me happy!
(Flourless) Red Velvet Cake
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 Cup Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 teaspoon of White Vinegar
2 teaspoons of Red Food Coloring
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease one 10 inch round cake pan and set aside.
2. In a small saucepan over medium heat combine the water, salt and sugar. Stir until completely dissolved and set aside.
3. In the microwave melt chocolate chips in 30 second increments, and stir until melted.
4. Cut the butter into pieces and beat the butter into the chocolate in your mixer. Slowly add the hot sugar-water, and beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add the vanilla, vinegar, and red food coloring until well blended.
5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Have a pan larger than the cake pan ready, put the cake pan in the larger pan and fill the pan with boiling water halfway up the sides of the cake pan.
6. Bake cake in the water bath at 300 degrees for 45 minutes. The center will still look wet. Chill cake for 2-3 hours in the freezer.
For the Glaze:
3 Tablespoons of Milk
3 Tablespoons of Cream Cheese
3-4 Tablespoons of Powdered Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla
Mix ingredients, until a creamy paste forms. Pour over individual slices of the cake. Enjoy!
So that was one of my recent kitchen adventures. It was actually on my "26 before 26" list, so I was glad to mark it off, while enjoying it at the same time.
Have you tried anything new recipes lately? Did anyone else celebrate "Twelfth Night"?