Flourless Chocolate Cake with Candied Pumpkin Seeds & Whipped Cream
New Year's

Flourless Chocolate Cake

with Candied Pumpkin Seeds & Whipped Cream

45 MIN
$9.99 9 Pieces
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From the Test Kitchen

Kick your New Year’s celebration up a notch with a special add-on appetizer, side, and dessert! This delicious (and flourless) chocolate cake gets a lift from sweet candied pumpkin seeds (or pepitas) and a homemade whipped cream, which you'll learn how to make without a whisk!
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ingredients
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Candied Pumpkin Seeds & Whipped Cream
Title
  • 4 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2 oz Salted Butter
  • 2 Pasture-Raised Eggs
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ cup Raw Pepitas (Pumpkin Seeds)
  • ½ cup Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder (Processed With Alkali)
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Prepare the batter
1 Prepare the batter

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking dish. In a large bowl, combine the chocolate and butter. Working in 30 second increments, microwave on high, stirring in between, or until melted and combined. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, eggs, baking powder, 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar, and a pinch of salt. Add the melted chocolate mixture; whisk until smooth.

Bake the cake
2 Bake the cake

Transfer the batter to the baking dish; spread into an even layer. Bake 16 to 19 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with a few moist crumbs. Remove from the oven; let cool at least 15 minutes.

Make the candied pumpkin seeds
3 Make the candied pumpkin seeds

Meanwhile, line a plate with parchment paper (or lightly grease the plate). Heat a small pan (nonstick, if you have one) on medium until hot. Add the pepitas. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned (be careful, as they may pop). Add the brown sugar. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes, or until dissolved and the pepitas are coated. Carefully add 2 tablespoons of water. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the water has cooked off. Immediately transfer to the plate and spread into an even layer; season with salt. Let cool about 10 minutes.

Make the whipped cream & serve your dish
4 Make the whipped cream & serve your dish

Just before serving, in a jar or container with a tight-fitting lid, combine the cream and 2 tablespoons of the remaining powdered sugar (you will have extra). Seal the jar; vigorously shake until thickened and fluffy (open the jar after each minute of shaking to check the consistency). Serve the baked cake topped with the candied pumpkin seeds and whipped cream. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare the batter
1 Prepare the batter

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking dish. In a large bowl, combine the chocolate and butter. Working in 30 second increments, microwave on high, stirring in between, or until melted and combined. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, eggs, baking powder, 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar, and a pinch of salt. Add the melted chocolate mixture; whisk until smooth.

2 Bake the cake

Transfer the batter to the baking dish; spread into an even layer. Bake 16 to 19 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with a few moist crumbs. Remove from the oven; let cool at least 15 minutes.

Bake the cake
Make the candied pumpkin seeds
3 Make the candied pumpkin seeds

Meanwhile, line a plate with parchment paper (or lightly grease the plate). Heat a small pan (nonstick, if you have one) on medium until hot. Add the pepitas. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned (be careful, as they may pop). Add the brown sugar. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes, or until dissolved and the pepitas are coated. Carefully add 2 tablespoons of water. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the water has cooked off. Immediately transfer to the plate and spread into an even layer; season with salt. Let cool about 10 minutes.

4 Make the whipped cream & serve your dish

Just before serving, in a jar or container with a tight-fitting lid, combine the cream and 2 tablespoons of the remaining powdered sugar (you will have extra). Seal the jar; vigorously shake until thickened and fluffy (open the jar after each minute of shaking to check the consistency). Serve the baked cake topped with the candied pumpkin seeds and whipped cream. Enjoy!

Make the whipped cream & serve your dish
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