Flourless Chocolate Cake

Submitted by Ruth


Reduced-Fat Dairy Spread, melted to grease ½ c. cocoa powder
1/3 c. hot water 2 tsp instant coffee powder
2 tsp boiling water 100g pkg almond meal
½ c. caster sugar 3 eggs, separated
Strawberries, washed & sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F).  Brush a round 22cm (9″) base measurement cake pan with melted dairy spread to lightly grease.  Line the base with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Combine the cocoa powder & hot water in a medium bowl.  Combine the instant coffee powder & boiling water in a cup.  Add the coffee to the cocoa mixture & stir until combined.
  3. Add almond meal, sugar, & egg yolks to cocoa mixture, & stir until well combined.
  4. Use an electric beater to whisk egg whites in a clean, dry bowl until soft peaks form.  Use a metal spoon to fold a spoonful of egg whites into cocoa mixture until combined.  Gently fold in remaining egg whites until just combined.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared pan.  Place cake pan in a roasting pan.  Pour enough boiling water into the roasting pan to reach two-thirds of the way up the side of the cake pan.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.  Remove from the oven.  Remove cake pan from water bath & set aside for 20 minutes to cool  Turn cake onto a wire rack & remove paper.  Set aside for another 20 minutes or until cooled to room temperature.  
  7. Cut cake into wedges & carefully transfer to serving plates.  Serve with strawberries