Flourless Chocolate Cake
If you have ever baked for Passover, I think it’s fair to say that dietary restrictions can be challenging. The absence of leavening agents leaves most home bakers bewildered at the prospect of an overly dry, leaden Passover dessert no one wants to eat.
Enter the old reliable; flourless chocolate cake. This dessert has rightfully been appropriated by the Jewish people as a true Passover favorite, but keep in mind, that you don’t need to be Jewish to love it (or make it). This simple, decadent, foolproof cake is nothing new and whips up with just a few basic ingredients that still seem readily available.
The best part about a flourless chocolate cake is, that it can be made ahead and enjoyed later without sacrificing taste or texture. Sliced in big or small pieces, served solo or with a topping, you can’t lose. Truthfully, I like to think of this cake as an upscale version of a dense, brownie. Rich and decadent, with a crinkly top, this cake satisfies the deepest chocolate cravings we almost all have, at least sometimes.
The real trick for making this go-to favorite of mine is using the best-quality chocolate you can get and real vanilla. While in lockdown, I get that this may not be an option. But the good news is, anything can, and will, work so don’t let that discourage you. And if simple and foolproof are not enough to entice you, yet another bonus, this cake is also a gluten-free treat so no matter what occasion you make it for, no one will feel deprived. Chocolate can’t fix our world’s problems, but if you ask me, it helps. Stay inside, stay safe, and happy Passover to those who celebrate.