This rich flourless Chocolate Cloud Cake is a stunning dessert dolloped with pillows of whipped cream. This showstopper is a heavenly dessert indeed!
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This Chocolate Cloud Cake is a chocolate lover’s dream. Rich flourless chocolate cake is dolloped with pillows of heavenly whipped cream and I guarantee, one bite will make your guests swoon.
With the holidays coming up, I’ve been testing some dessert options in the kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, I love the traditional holiday pies, like pumpkin and apple, but I wanted to see if I can whip up something for the chocolate aficionado and there has been one recipe that has been simmering in my subconscious, Nigella Lawson’s Chocolate Cloud Cake.
Much like my pie crust fear, flourless chocolate cakes that tend to cave into themselves scare the stilettos off of me. I’m always afraid of doing things wrong. Prior attempts of this recipe had a bit of a Goldilocks issue – not too cool, way too cool, egg whites too whipped – you name it. Unmolding this lovely was a bit of touch and go but once it was settled on the plate, I was able to breath a sigh of relief. I made some minor changes to her original recipe but the final version is one that had my guests asking for me to make this again.
Another thing I loved about this recipe – I already had all of the ingredients in my pantry. I used my favorite spiced rum in the batter but feel free to sub with your favorite spirit of choice if you so wish. I’m sure it would be excellent with bourbon and a salted caramel drizzle, a bit of chambord with some raspberries on top or, perhaps, a touch of Baileys or Kahlua – the options are endless. Channel your inner executive pastry chef and make this sweet confection for the holidays.
Yes, it’s a bit cracked and ragged so, if your guests make a comment, tell them it’s rustic. Personally, I loved the shards of chocolate cake that appeared to hold the mounds of whipped cream at bay. Personally, I think that food is to be enjoyed and shared and this is one cake I would insist on sharing. One bite of this rum laced confection and I knew this was a holiday must make.
If you want, try this recipe before the holiday madness starts and I guarantee your friends and family will be begging you for it again and again. This Chocolate Cloud Cake is the perfect flourless chocolate cake recipe.
On to the recipe:
Gather the ingredients
Adding a bit of espresso luv to the chocolate batter
Followed by some gloriously shiny meringue
Look at this fluffy batter
And, just like that, it sinks.
Thank heavens for fluffy vanilla whipped cream, this rich Chocolate Cloud Cake is ready for the table
Shall I cut you a slice?
A bit rustic but oh so delicious!
Yields 8 This Chocolate Cloud Cake is the perfect flourless chocolate cake recipe. Moist rich chocolate cake is surrounded by light as a cloud whipped cream and flavored with a touch of rum. 45 minPrep Time 40 minCook Time 1 hr, 25 Total Time Ingredients Instructions
Aly M. Cleary | Adapted from Nigella Lawson
This Chocolate Cloud Cake is the perfect flourless chocolate cake recipe. Moist rich chocolate cake is surrounded by light as a cloud whipped cream and flavored with a touch of rum.
45 minPrep Time
40 minCook Time
1 hr, 25 Total Time