• Flourless Chocolate Cake with Pepita Crunch

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Pepita Crunch

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Prep Time
25
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
Servings

12 servings

Raspberries and clusters of sugar-coated pepitas (pumpkin seeds) make an elegant topper for this flourless chocolate cake.

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Spray bottom and side of 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray; dust side with 2 tsp. sugar.
  • Microwave 7 oz. chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 min. or until completely melted, stirring every 30 sec. Stir in 1/3 cup sugar.
  • Beat eggs in medium bowl with mixer on high speed 6 to 8 min. or until eggs are thick and lemon colored and quadrupled in volume. Add half the eggs to chocolate mixture; stir gently until well blended. Repeat with remaining eggs. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached. Cool in pan 10 min. Loosen cake from side of pan with knife; remove rim. Cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, cook pepitas in skillet on medium-high heat 2 to 3 min. or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Add remaining sugar; cook on high heat 2 min. or until sugar melts and coats pepitas, stirring constantly with wooden spoon. Immediately spread onto a foil-lined baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray; separate lightly with fork into clusters. Cool completely.
  • Microwave remaining chocolate and COOL WHIP in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min.; stir until blended. Cool; drizzle over cake. Top with caramelized pepitas and raspberries.

Size Wise

Enjoy your favorite foods on occasion but remember to keep tabs on portions.

Make Ahead

Pepitas can be caramelized and broken into clusters up to 2 days ahead. Store in an airtight container lined with parchment paper until ready to use.

Berry-Topped Flourless Chocolate Cake

Omit caramelized pepitas. Top cake with berries; dust with 2 tsp. powdered sugar just before serving.

Servings

  • 12 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 270
% Daily Value
Total fat 18g
Saturated fat 10g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 95mg
Carbohydrate 26g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 22g
Protein 5g
   
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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