Who would have thought you could make a decandent rich mouth watering chocolate cake with only two ingredients? And it’s diabetic friendly, celiac friendly and dieter friendly!!
Two Ingredient Chocolate Cake
Makes one 8” round
Oven temperature: 500 degrees
Prep time: 30 minutes plus 12 hours /overnight refrigeration
Bake time: 8 minutes
11 oz. (310 gm) 90 % cocoa solids dark chocolate (for cake batter)
plus and extra 7 oz.(185 gm) dark chocolate ( for topping)
10 large eggs, separated
Preheat oven to 500 degrees
Line an 8” springform pan with parchment paper. The liner for the pan sides, should be an inch or so taller than the pan to allow for rising.
In a large metal bowl, over a pan of simmering water, melt 11 oz. of chocolate. Do not let the bottom of the bowl touch the water. Stir often.
Once melted, allow the chocolate to cool slightly but not return to solid.
In a large bowl, whip the egg whites to stiff peak consistency. Do not over beat.
Transfer the bowl of warm chocolate to your work surface and gently stir in the beaten egg yolks. Then add a couple of tablespoons of the egg whites to temper this mix. Stir just to combine. Once combined, quickly and gently fold in the remainder of the egg whites until the mixture has the consistency of a light mousse. Do not over mix or you will deflate your mixture.
Pour this mixture into your prepared pan and bake for 8 minutes EXACTLY.
Remove the cake from the oven and allow the pan to cool on a rack for 30 minutes. Place it in the fridge to chill for at least 12 hours.
Turn the cake out of the pan onto a cake plate and pour a thin film of melted chocolate over the surface of it. (Two ingredient Ganache is a wonderful icing to use for decorating!) Still keeping it diabetic friendly.
To serve, dip a sharp knife into hot water and use it to slice the cake.
My personal favorite way to serve (EAT) this is with a few fresh berries and a bit of cognac infused whipped cream. Or if the eat cake, lose weight thing isn’t your schtick and you just want to eat cake, it’s great with ice cream too!