Friday, May 11, 2012

Flourless Chocolate Mint Cake

Go. Bake this now!! This thing is like a super huge, deliciously moist, thin mint cookie. seriously. Nothing more need be said. 

Flourless Mint Chocolate cake
10 Tbsp butter
1 ½ tsp peppermint oil
12 oz 85% dark chocolate  (Like Green & Blacks)
6 eggs, room temperature
1/4 cup pure maple syrup 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8- or 9-inch cake pan with butter.
In a double boiler, melt chocolate then add in butter until smooth.
Remove from heat then mix in peppermint oil
In a stand mixer, beat the eggs and syrup on high for 7-10 minutes, until light and fluffy
Turn the mixer to low and slowly add in the melted chocolate/mint/ butter mixture until all the chocolate is incorporated.
Fill a roasting pan or other pan with sides at least 2 inches high with about an inch of hot water. 
Pour into greased cake pan and place the cake pan into the water filled pan.
Bake for about 45 minutes, until the top begins to look “dull” but isn’t cracking. Remove from oven and cool.



This not only looks delicious, it looks easy to make, too! Can't wait to try it? One question: Why do you put it in two pans? Do you put water in the outer one?

Orleatha Smith said...

Whoops! I corrected it! It's supposed to be a water bath so that the cake doesn't crack and stays nice and moist! Hope you like it!!

Anonymous said...

This looks delicious, Orleatha! I love chocolate and mint together.

Orleatha Smith said...

Meeee too!!!!

Portia P said...

Going to try this today...where do you get pepperment "oil", not extract?

Portia P said...

Going to try this today...where do you get pepperment "oil", not extract?

Kate Demara said...

I LOVE this recipe. I've made it probably four times and I think it's just spectacular. It's very rich. So I love it as a treat, but I don't eat the whole thing in one sitting. (Good thing.) And easy to make! Thanks for such a great recipe!