|Chocolate Souffle Cake with Irish Cream Whipped Cream and Caramel Drizzle|
Originally published on: December 15, 2008.
I made this cake for a friend's birthday celebration recently and it was a HUGE hit with everyone there. It is a pretty simple recipe too and no, there is no mistake, this is a flour-less cake which makes it a great gluten-free cake too.
The Irish Cream flavoured whipped cream is a nice contrast to the dark chocolate cake and I like to drizzle the cake with Caramel Sauce, as well as serving some on the side in case folks would like a little extra....and folks always want a little extra!
The Caramel Sauce recipe can be found by clickinghere.
For the cake:
- 1 pound dark chocolate, chopped (at least 50% cocoa)
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 10 extra large eggs, room temperature
- 1/2 tsp fine salt
- 3/4 cup sugar (divided into 1/2 and 1/4 cup)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ cup cocoa
Melt the butter and chocolate in a double boiler just until melted, set aside to cool almost to room temperature. Stir in the cocoa, vanilla and salt until smooth.
Separate the eggs and beat the whites to soft peaks. Slowly beat in the 1/2 cup of sugar to form a meringue. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Beat the egg yolks and 1/4 cup sugar until light and foamy and fold into the meringue along with the chocolate mixture.
Divide the batter equally into the cake pans and bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes or until the center of the cakes spring back when lightly touched. Cool in the pans for about 20 minutes before removing them from the pan and cooling completely on a wire rack. NOTE: this cake will fall somewhat in the pans as it cools, this is perfectly normal for this recipe.
Irish Cream Whipped Cream
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 4 rounded tbsp icing sugar (powdered sugar)
- 1/3 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur