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ELSIE ~ Flourless Chocolate Tea Cake

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Joined: 2009-08-07

Flourless Chocolate Tea Cake

12 oz semisweet chocolate (baking chocolate or chocolate chips)
1/2 cup Butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tea bag (citrus-flavored, rose hips, or peppermint)
3 eggs
Whipped cream for topping

Melt chocolate chips, butter, sugar, water and contents of 1 tea bag over medium heat, stirring for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and fold in eggs util mixture is smooth. Pour into a 9" pie plate lined with waxed paper. Bake for 12 minutes at 425 deg. Cool, cover loosely, then chill in frige for approximately 8 hours (or overnight) until cake sets. To serve, remove form frige and allow cake to sit for 15 minutes. Invert cake on serving dish, remove waxed paper, and top with whipped cream.

Joined: 2009-08-11
Thanks Duomom

Sounds great.
Have to give it a try.

I am around just really busy busy..........

Elsie ./.

Joined: 2010-01-17
Sounds good - have some questions...

This sounds so good. I'm definitely going to make it. Could I use Lemon Zinger tea? also, could I add some walnuts or pecans? I can see this as a great dessert for a dinner party (that way there'll be others enjoying the cake and fewer leftovers for me to inhale!)

Joined: 2009-08-07
I honestly have no clue on

I honestly have no clue on the substitutions. I don't think it would matter on the tea....would change flavor but concept is the same. As for the nust only one way to find out. :)

It was in a book I was reading and I always send everything I run across that is flourless to Elsie.

Joined: 2009-08-07

Only seem to be a problem if rising is involved, then you just increase the baking powder.

But you don't have to worry about that here.

Think of an omlette where you put in too many additions, it spreads out the egg/milk mixture and turns the omlette into scrambled eggs instead.

I vote for "Go For It"!!!!!

Joined: 2009-08-07
This sounds like

A variation on chocky chip/cornflake cakes. With the addition of the contents of a tea Bag. You could get the same taste with any flavouring essence.
We use ginger or peppermint.( even tried cooking brandy)
Also instead of heating on the stove try using the microwave. It is great for melting chocolate better than standing the bowl in water in a pan.
For your information
2 eggs, tablespoon of golden syrup (or honey) 2ozs butter, 3 bars of chocalate (plain or milk) method like previous except make sure the mixture has cooled before you fold the eggs in. Then add a few handfuls of whatever takes your fancy,(cornflakes, puffed wheat, nuts, raisens, currents,sultanas, chopped fruit, even cheese)
Variation is what makes the world interesting.

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