I've read up a bit on flourless chocolate cakes, but I really wanted to try a flourless white chocolate cake. This is my version. To be more fancy, you can swap the white chocolate with specialty white chocolate (I used Lindt's White Chocolate with Coconut, and plan to use Ghiradelli White Chocolate with Vanilla Bean in the future. If you find other varieties, go for it!). It was an instant hit at my house. It's not too sweet and tastes great.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a 8 inch round tin.
- Melt butter in a double boiler.
- When butter is half done melting, add the sugar.
- When the butter is completely done, add the white chocolate. (Strictly speaking, you could add the butter, sugar and white chocolate at the same time, but I find this easier).
- All while you are melting things, stir frequently.
- Just as the white chocolate and the butter are completely melted, remove from double boiler.
- Mix in egg yolks, one by one.
- Mix in almond meal.
- Whip egg whites until stiff peaks form.
- Gently fold egg whites into mixture.
- Pour mixture into prepared tin.
- Bake for fifty minutes.
- The cake may look rather brown, but that's perfectly fine. I serve mine in the tin, dusted with sugar for decoration.