Labels

Abbott Kinney (1) Accessories (4) Adam (1) Alejandra and Jonathan (2) Alki Beach (1) Amado (56) Apple (4) Art (9) Babies (18) Bags (8) Barangay LA (8) Beach (10) Behind-The-Scenes (2) Birthday (20) Black and White (1) Black n White (26) Bloedel Reserve (1) Bride (1) Camera (1) Candy and Evan (4) Canon (1) Cates Family (1) Chemex (1) Chicago (2) Children (1) Christmas (14) Coffee (3) Cooking (4) Couples (4) Desserts (28) Dill Family (1) Disneyland (1) Dogs (37) Downtown LA (9) DTLA (4) El Dorado Park (1) El Segundo (7) Endeavor (1) Engagement Portraits (1) Engagements (8) Espinoza Family (1) Events (10) Family (46) Family Portraits (26) Fashion (9) Film (4) Fitness (1) Flash (1) Flowers (10) Food (65) Friends (19) Fujifilm (12) Fujifilm X100T (27) FujiFilmX100T (3) Gallery (1) Gear (1) Grant Family (1) Groom (1) Hario (1) Hayley and Joaquin (1) Headshots (1) Holidays (18) Home (5) Japanese (7) Jeremiah (1) Juku (26) Kami (27) Kids (7) LA Pride (2) Leather (2) LGBT (13) Little Tokyo (1) Long Beach (3) Los Angeles (41) Macadaan Family (1) Malaya Project (19) Malibu (2) Manhattan Beach (19) Manhattan Beach Pier (2) Maternity (2) Misc (28) MOCA (1) Movies (1) Mt Rainier (1) Museum (6) New York (4) Nomiku (1) Ongina (6) Package (2) Paquette Family (1) Park (3) Party (8) Pat and Kevin (1) Pedro Vidallon (1) Pentax Spotmatic II (3) Personal (108) Pets (24) Photoshoot (15) Pier (2) Plants (1) Pomona College (1) Portraits (64) Project (1) Proposal (1) Rachel and Jason (3) Recipe (3) Restaurant (10) Roller Derby (1) Rollergirls (1) San Diego (7) San Francisco (6) San Pedro (1) Santa Barbara (2) Santa Monica (3) Seattle (3) Seattle Art Museum (1) Seeds Family (2) Self (4) Self Portrait (7) Series (1) Slideshow (1) sneak peek (2) Solvang (1) Sous Vide (1) Space (1) SPII (2) Sports (2) Street Photography (16) Strobing (1) Summer (3) Swimming (1) Travel (4) Untitled (20) Vacation (14) Video (5) Washington (2) Wedding Portraits (3) Weddings (14) Weekend (5) X100T (18) Yoga (1) Yves Saint Laurent (1) Zivalic Family (7)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Flourless Chocolate Cake

This season hasn't been good to me. I've been sick twice already and it's always when things need to get done. For Valentines Day, Amado wanted to stay in and just have dinner at home. He really liked the eggplant parmesan that I made so he asked me to make that again. But for dessert, it had to be something chocolate. Flourless Chocolate Cake, thanks to Martha Stewart.



Ingredients

6 eggs, separate the yolks and whites
1/2 cup sugar
6 tablespoons unsalted butter and some to coat the pan
1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate
Confectioners' sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Recipe will fit a 9 inch springform pan nicely. Butter the pan generously and set aside.

Combine butter and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and melt it in 30 second increments. Stirring in between, took about 3 times. Stir throughly and let it cool for a bit before whisking in the egg yolks. Add one egg yolk at a time.

Whip the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Whisk 1/4 of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture, then gently fold the remaining egg whites.

Pour the batter in the pan and spread it gently with a spatula. Don't tap the pan, it'll flatten the batter to much. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Let it sit and cool on a wire rack. The cake will shrink and pull away from the sides of the pan. The longer you let is sit (room temperature), the thicker and more dense it will get. When you're ready to serve it, dust it with confectioners' sugar.

Thanks for the flowers! Amado wanted me to use a certain caption but I think I'll keep that one on the low.
);