However, a friend at work asked me to make her a flourless chocolate cake, after I proclaimed that you don't need to go without cake just because you can't eat flour (she's on a strange diet). So after borrowing a cake tin, I set to work.
Flourless Chocolate Cake
6 eggs, seperated into 2 bowls
60gr caster sugar
130gr unsalted butter
300gr plain chocolate (preferably 70%)
Extra butter to grease the tin
23" springform cake tin
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees / gas mark 4. In a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the butter and the chocolate. Whisk the egg whites to form stiff peaks, and then whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until pale and creamy. Add the chocolate and butter mixture to the egg yolks, mix thoroughly and then fold in the egg white. Pour into your tin and then bake in the middle of the oven for 20 - 25 mins. Leave to cool, and turn out.
This cake was ridiculously easy to make and really delicious. You could get it done in 40 mins total if you had an electric whisk. You can also do something fancy, like dust it with icing sugar, or edible glitter - perhaps even Maltesers if you like? I found it tasted even better after it had been cooled and refridgerated for a bit.