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Flourless brandy chocolate cake with cherry syrup
Flourless brandy chocolate cake with cherry syrup 4.3-5 9
  • Calories: 1300 kj
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g

How to Make:

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Grease a 6cm-deep, 22cm round (base) springform pan. Line base and side with baking paper.
  2. Place butter, chocolate, coffee powder, sifted cocoa and brandy in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until melted and smooth. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat egg yolks, sugar and vanilla together for 5 to 7 minutes or until thick (mixture will appear dry at first). Transfer to a large bowl. Fold in chocolate mixture and hazelnut meal. Clean bowl and beaters.
  4. Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites to soft peaks. Fold 1/2 the egg white into chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining egg white. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in centre of cake comes out with moist crumbs clinging. Leave cake to cool completely in pan.
  6. Make Cherry syrup: Drain cherries over a saucepan. Halve cherries and set aside. Add sugar and brandy to syrup. Place saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 20 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Set aside to cool completely. Add cherries. Stir to combine.
  7. Transfer cake to a plate. Dollop with whipped cream. Spoon over the cherry syrup and top with chocolate curls. Serve immediately.
Time for preparing:
75 min.


  • 200g butter, chopped
  • 180g block dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
  • 2 tablespoons NESTLÉ BAKERS' CHOICE Cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups hazelnut meal
  • 300ml thickened cream, whipped
  • Dark chocolate curls (see Notes), to decorate
  • Cherry syrup
  • 415g can stoneless black cherries in syrup
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brandy