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Friday, May 13, 2011

Flourless Chocolate Cake - Paula Deen

Dark, rich and decadent, that is what flourless chocolate
cake is meant to be.

In my tablescape that I posted for yesterday's
Tablescapes Thursday, I mentioned that my new dishes
can be baked, so I had to try something out right away.

Since Lynn at Happier Than a Pig In Mud 
was having a meme featuring Paula Deen's recipes,
 I found one in Paula's Best Desserts
Magazine that would be perfect for baking in
individual sizes.

This is the perfect size for Paula's Flourless Cake.

(Do you find that you nibble on the chocolate while cooking?
I do!)

So velvety and smooth now.

Paula's Flourless Chocolate Cake

1 C. butter
14 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped and divided or chips
4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 C. sugar
6 large eggs
1 T. vanilla
1/4 C. heavy whipping cream

Makes 1-9 inch cake or 8-10 smaller servings.

Preheat oven to 350.  Spray a 9 inch round springform pan
with baking spray.  Wrap up and around with foil.

In microwave melt the butter and 8 oz. semisweet chocolate
and the bittersweet chocolate.  Heat for 1 minute, stir, then
heat for 30 second increments, stirring between each one
to prevent the chocolate from scorching.  Stir until smooth.
Whisk in sugar until smooth.  Add eggs one at a time, whisking
between each addition.  Whisk in vanilla and pour batter
into the prepared pan.

Set the foil wrapped pan in a 13x9 inch pan.  Fill pan with
1 inch hot water.  Bake for 45-55 minutes or until center is set. 

For the individual ones, I baked it for 40 minutes. 
Let cool in water 10 minutes, then remove and let
it cool in pan completely.

In microwaveable bowl mix remaining 6 oz. semisweet
chocolate and heavy cream.  Heat for 30 seconds, stir, then
heat for another 30 seconds.  Stir until smooth. 
Spread chocolate over cooled cake and refrigerate
until set.

Here the cups are in the water bath.  I was a little nervous
about that, but they did fine, after all they are oven safe.

I forgot to mention in my tablescape, the dishes are
Tribeca from
I Godinger & Co. 
 I purchased them at Bloomingdale's Home.

I just love individual serving desserts.  I topped
this one with some fresh violets from the garden.

In the individual serving you don't have to wait for
it to cool before you eat it!  It was luscious.

Hope you give this a try. Hop on over to
fun Paula Deen Creations.

I will also be posting with


Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Another Winner! AND I'm LOVING your new dishes! I love the idea of the individuals in the cups, It's SO PRETTY and the addition of your Purple flower is PERFECT! Thank you for the recipe,
Have a wonderful weekend,

Designs By Pinky said...

You know I LOVE your new dishes and this cake sounds wonderful!!!! Thanks for the recipe! XO, Pinky

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Well, welcome home pretties! What an amazing dessert, it's just beautiful Jacqueline! I can only imagine how great it tastes! Thanks so much for linking up-YUM:@)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This looks good -- and especially good in your pretty cup.

Eileen said...

Wow, these look delicious! I just LOVE your dishes, too - how clever to bake individual servings. :)

ButterYum said...

Oh Jacqueline - I do believe these are some of the most fabulous photos you've posted. My mouth is watering! (and yes, I nibble when baking with chocolate - especially dark choc).

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Love your new dishes! The cake looks fantastic in the cup!

lulumusing said...

I'm very happy to have this recipe since 2 family members are now gluten free. Talk about having to read labels! And, of course, the purple violet is just the right touch. I am always very happy to hear from you and enjoy your posts immensely.

La Table De Nana said...

Pretty pretty pretty:)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a gorgeous presentation your new cups make! I'm glad to hear they made it through the cooking process without mishap.

Barbara F. said...

You don't disappoint, Jacqueline! Those cups are so beautiful and the cake, mmmmmm. xo

Beth said...

Hello Jacqueline! This recipe looks great and the little cakes are picturesque in the pretty cups and topped with violets. You are such a creative cook! You're invited over any time!
Blessings, Beth

Kathleen said...

What a gorgeous presentation! They look decadent!

Summer said...

I have a market stand @ the local University and I was wondering if this is a gluten free recipe.... The one customer of mine wants me to make her a gluten free chocolate cake ....This cake looks so decadent and moist and fairly simple too ....Your cups look so so pretty !!

Sue said...

Flourless chocolate cake is so good! Yours turned out especially beautiful and appealing in your new dishes! Stunning! Have a great weekend, Sue

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, I've been thinking about these gorgeous cups since you first posted them in your tablescape. Now I'll be dreaming about them tonight! The chocolate dessert looks stunning in these, especially with the little violets. You make everything look exquisite. And I sincerely mean that! Wonderful idea to bake something in these. Having a set of these cups would be worth it just for that! Thanks for sharing! ~ Sarah

Mary said...

Oh that does look luscious...and what a perfect recipe for your new gorgeous cups, topped off with your sweet little violet! I always love have my own little "cup" or ramekin, it makes it that more special!

A Hint of Home said...

Can't wait to try this sometime! Looks fabulous and I'm sure tastes even better.
Thanks for sharing with us!

Sherry said...

Your photos are fantastic! Such a beautiful presentation of the cake too. Love this!

Julie Harward said...

LOL this has got to be one fattening cake..but the best ones are aren't they?! And do I ever love to nibble as I cook...that is why I love to cook! ;D

It's me said...

Oh la la ....i am just home from work....delicious!! ..i am hungry.....hahahahah!! it is a thing where they keep the comb in.....it is an article that must by a waterjug......do you understand now??.....not for to eat out !! hahahahah!!...happy weekend...love Ria....xxx...

Mary said...

How beautiful! You've created a special place for your readers to visit and I've enjoyed the time I've spent here. I'll be back. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

anniebakes said...

Beautiful! I am finally getting around to adding you to my blog roll!! anne

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Oh my... of course, the dessert looks delicious, but your cups and saucers and the rest of the pieces that I saw in the previous post... BEAUTIFUL! They are just so pretty and I think they match your kitchen perfectly too. I also love the photo you have in your previous post of your son and his family. The one of their three hands is just the most precious photo. And your granddaughter could be eaten up, she is so adorable! Love her little dress!

Gypsy Heart said...

Hmmmmm, delish! I love individual servings too. Thanks so much for sharing!


~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I love your new dishes. Those cups are the sweetest shape!! Your makin' me crazy! and they go in the oven too.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I don't think there is anything much better than flourless chocolate cake. I've never made individual ones...they look so pretty in your cups. I would have been nervous too, I'm so glad it worked!

Giveaway at my place!

Amy said...

These chocolate cakes are simply perfect in these beautiful cups! I'm drooling over here!


Rettabug said...

Purple & Chocolate...this is SOOOOO YOU, Jacqueline!!! LOL

Beautiful photos & I'm green with envy over your new dishes! Thanks for telling us about them & how cool is that...you can bake in them! I can imagine lots of possibilities here.

Beautiful photos, as always, Honey! BRAVO!


Katie said...

So pretty and yummy...

Bites of Sweetness said...

This looks to die for! I saw your link on Sweets for Saturdays and posted my spring sugar cookies if you'd like to check them out on my blog! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Carolyn said...

I love how pretty they look!!!


Kristen said...

I am gluten free and this just looks divine! Love the dishes too:) Thanks for sharing!

The Tablescaper said...

These are wonderful! I love your presentation! It is amazing.

- The Tablescaper

Foley said...

I love the individual servings also. The cake looks devine and your cups are beautiful, great presentation!

Lisa said...

Your pictures are as gorgeous as ever. They just look so peaceful. Your cake sounds rich and decadent and I bet that every bite was simply heavenly. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

Valerie said...

So pretty and it looks delicious!

Frieda said...

Bonjour Jacqueline,
Chocolate and beautiful
"mise en place" makes me feel
Have a nice day

KHS said...

Gosh! I wish Paula Deen could see what you have done!!!! I can just see her doing this on her show......you need to send her your pics. Great idea you have there girl!!!! You need to let her borrow those beautiful dishes you have.....better yet, she needs to have you as a guest on her show. Beautiful pics!!!
Katherine S.

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

this is just beautiful..I know I am a few days late checking posts but I am so glad I was able to see this beauty. Added you to my blog roll so I do not miss anything from YOU! Hugs Trish


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