FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE-KAHLUA CAKE W/CAJETA N' STRAWBERRY-LIME SALSA
Jo Anne Sugimoto
2 stickbutter, unsalted
8 ozsemi-sweet chocolate
7egg yolks, save 5 egg whites
1 1/2 ozkahlua (coffee liqueur)
1/2 cheavy cream (approx.)
1 1/2 ptstrawberries
2key limes or 1 large lime, juiced
1 1/2 Tbspmint, chiffonade
1 csliced almonds, toasted
How to Make FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE-KAHLUA CAKE W/CAJETA N' STRAWBERRY-LIME SALSA
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9-inch round pie pan. Line the pan with greased parchment paper.
- In the top of a double boiler, melt the butter and chocolate, stir until smooth.
- Whip the egg yolks and the sugar until fluffy and pale in color.
- Fold butter and chocolate mixture into the egg yolk and sugar mixture, adding the kahlua.
- Whip the egg whites until soft peaks form and gently fold into the chocolate mixture.
- Pour the batter into the pie pan and bake for 25 to 35 minutes then allow to cool completely.
- In a medium saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil, do not stir.
- Remove from heat when the sugar is amber in color and add enough cream to thin the caramel to a fairly liquid consistency, stir in the butter.
- To test consistency, dip a spoon into the caramel mixture and allow to cool.
- If the cajeta is gooey but holds its shape, it is ready. If it hardens too much, add a little more cream and test once again.
- Drizzle the cajeta over the top of the cake.
- STRAWBERRY-LIME SALSA:
- In a blender, puree half the strawberries with the lime juice and the sugar. Strain and reserve.
- Cut the remaining strawberries in quarters and mix with the puree.
- Add chiffonade of mint when the cajeta has cooled a little, but is still warm.
- Place the cake over a wire rack with a pan to catch the drippings. Pour the strawberry-lime salsa over the top.
- Using your hands, pat the almonds around the sides of the cake.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve chilled.