>Chocolate Flourless Cake: a Passover Dessert You’ll Crave

>Chefdruck’s Tasty Tuesday

Soon after I started dating Steve, I attended my first Passover Seder at his parents’ house. I was charmed by the tradition of retelling the history of the exodus of the Jews from Egypt. Everyone takes turns reading from the Haggadah, in our family’s case a thick stack of photocopied readings, history, and maps about Passover that Steve’s dad has cobbled together over decades of holding Passover seders. Sitting around the table loaded with ornate china and silver, I imagined a very young Steve reading the same words that I was reading out loud.

I was a little put off by some of the food on the table like the gefilte fish and the chopped liver, but I put on my game face and dug right in. Our first year together, I even tried to “keep” Passover with Steve by abstaining from all things made with wheat that was allowed to rise (bread, pasta, or cereal) and substituting copious amounts of Matza (unleavened bread). After a week, I was painfully constipated and very grumpy from having unsatisfying breakfasts. I decided to show my support for Steve by making Passover a week full of delicious meals, instead of a time to be endured.

This decadently rich chocolate fondant cake is Kosher for Passover because it does not contain any flour. However it is so delicious that it should not be saved for Passover alone. It’s like the offspring of a brownie and fudge. And it’s so easy to make that it’s almost embarrassing.

Chocolate Fondant Cake
14 ounces of bittersweet chocolate
8 eggs
2 sticks of butter
1 cup of sugar

1) Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

2) Melt the chocolate and the butter at very low heat.

3) Beat the eggs.
4) Fold in the egg mixture into the chocolate mixture.
5) Add the sugar.
6) Butter and sugar a round pan. Pour in mixture.
7) Cook for about an hour – begin testing with knife at 45 minutes.

3 Responses to >Chocolate Flourless Cake: a Passover Dessert You’ll Crave

  1. >Yes, a week of matzah is something that can cause the body to no longer work properly! We eat a lot of salads and veggies to offset the matzah. The cake sounds wonderful! I’m marking it for next year as I already made matzah buttercrunch to bring for Seder tonight.

  2. >I cannot tell you how sad I was when I learned that we were having turkey for our Passover meal and that I could not make a desert with butter in it. And, since there was no way I was going to desecrate this heavenly cake with the dreaded parve margarine, instead I made macaroons. It wasn’t even a close 20th best. So very sad.

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