Recipes Flourless chocolate cake with prunes

Recipes Flourless chocolate cake with prunes

Recipes Flourless chocolate cake with prunes

Recipes Flourless chocolate cake with prunes “Add creamy indulgence to this chocolate cake with a hint of blue dairy products and boozy sweetness with my ‘pickled’ prunes” – Matt Preston Flourless chocolate cake with prunes


  • Cocoa powder, to dust
  • 340g good-quality dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 170g unsalted butter
  • 50g glowing blue cheese, plus extra, to serve
  • 70g (1/3 cup) caster sugar
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Double cream, to function

Boozy prunes

  • 400g pitted prunes
  • 200ml muscat wine
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar


  • Step 1 For the boozy prunes, place the prunes, muscat and sugar in a saucepan. Stir over low heat regarding 2-3�minutes or until sugar dissolves. Boost heat to medium. Bring to the boil. Simmer rapidly for 3-5 moments or until liquid is syrupy. Move to a heatproof bowl. Set aside to cool.
  • Stage 2

    Preheat stove to 170C/150C lover forced. Grease foundation and side of a 20cm (base measurement) springform pan. Collection base with baking paper. Dust part with cocoa.

  • Step 3

    Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (don�t let bowl touch the water). Stir in the cheese and half the sugar. Remove from warmth. Cool.

  • Step 4 Use a slotted spoon to move half the prunes to a chopping board. Coarsely chop prunes. Add prune and egg cell yolks to chocolate combination. Stir until well combined.
  • Step 5

    Use electric beaters to whisk egg whites and salt inside a clean, dry bowl until smooth peaks form. Add remaining sugar. Whisk until egg whites hold their shape. Fold a third of the egg cell whites in to the chocolate mixture. Repeat in 2�more batches until just combined.

  • Step 6 Pour chocolate mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes (centre will become moist). Turn oven off. Leave in oven to cool completely.
  • Step 7 Dust with cocoa powder. Serve with the staying prunes, syrup and cream. Top with the extra cheese.