Mixed Berries & Flourless Chocolate Cake

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Hello there– Last week we headed over to out sister-in-law’s welcoming home for a Fathers Day bar-b-que.  She went all out– steaks, chicken and sausages on the grill and all the salads you could want to fill your plate! And the Dad’s in the group were happy to eat in front of the t.v. to cheer on the NBA final game.  Fathers Day fun!

And my job for the meal were to provide cakes– Here’s one–rich dense flourless chocolate cake topped with berries and dusted with powdered sugar.  Father approved.

MIXED BERRIES & FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE
5/8 cup butter (1 1/4 stick)
1 pound semi-sweet chocolate (2  2/3 cups)
1 tab. instant coffee powder
6 eggs separated
heaping tab. sugar
3 cups mixed berries
powdered sugar for dusting

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Spray a 8″ springform pan (or cake pan) with cooking spray– and cut a 8″ circle of waxed paper (or parchment) to line the bottom of the pan.

In the microwave, melt the chocolate in a glass bowl, stopping to stir every 30 seconds– should take about 90 seconds.  Separate the eggs (save the whites in a bowl) and whisk the egg yolks into the chocolate one at a time.

With an electric mixer, beat the eggs whites and sugar until soft peaks form (this will take longer than you think– several minutes).  Gently fold the eggs whites into the chocolate mixture until it’s completely blended.  Spoon it all into the springform pan.

Bake it up int a 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes until it is set (it will still be a bit jiggly until it cools completely).

After it cools, set the cake into the fridge for 3 or 4 hours to set.  Before you serve it up, top with the mixed berries and dust with powdered sugar through a sieve.  Hope you love it!!

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