The flourless version of brownies, with walnuts and cinnamon-laced apple bits. The chocolate is half dark and the spicy apples and nuts make them very rich-flavored. Their texture is super-moist and way closer to fudge than to regular cake (given the lack of flour), and I would gladly make them again over and over. The company enjoyed them a lot too ;).
If you're looking for another flourless chocolate cake, but maybe something a bit more festive and impressive (though equally easy to make), try this cake with choco-whiskey sauce. ;)
Recipe adapted from Roxana.
Last year: Muffins using only wholemeal flour (with raisins and chocolate).
Two years ago: Mimosa (cocktail).
Three years ago: Baby making and no cooking :).
Ingredients (for a 20 X 30 cm tray):
- 180 g chocolate (half milk chocolate, half bitter chocolate)
- 30 g butter
- 80 g walnuts, coarsely crushed
- 80 g sugar
- 4 eggs
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1-2 medium apples, diced
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line the baking tray with baking paper. Melt the butter and the chocolate together over a bain marie. Pour the resulting mass in a large mixing bowl. After the mixture cools off a bit, add the eggs and the sugar and mix well. Add the walnuts:
Mix well. Add the salt and cinnamon and also the apples:
Mix well. Pour the resulting batter in the prepared tray:
Bake it in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted inside comes out clean. Take out, allow to cool...
.. cut into squares and dig in! :)