I just came back from Mexico and there were Dia de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead décor everywhere. I love the idea of celebrating our relatives that have passed and spending an evening talking about what they brought to our lives. I have so many stories to share about my grandparents and friends who are no longer with us and I think this flourless chocolate cake is the perfect dessert to serve after dinner on such a special occasion.
This cake can be made for any celebration, but I think the colorful chocolate candies creating a Dia de los Muertos face makes it even better. It all begins with melting butter and chocolate together to create a simple batter. It’s baked in a single layer and then a thick chocolaty glaze is spread over top. You can stop there, but why? Get some fun sprinkles, chocolates or other hard candy to make this cake pop with fun.
1 cup dark chocolate chips or chunks
8 tablespoons butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips or chunks
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons corn syrup
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and line bottom of an 8-inch cake pan with parchment.
- In a large microwave safe bowl, add chocolate chips and butter. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove and stir until combined.
- Add sugar, salt and eggs, whisk until smooth. Sift cocoa powder over top and stir to combine.
- Pour into prepared pan and bake for 22-26 minutes. Do not over bake. Remove and let cool 5 minutes before inverting onto plate or cake stand.
- In a small microwave safe bowl, add chocolate chips, cream and corn syrup. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove and stir until smooth. Pour over cake and spread out to edges. Decorate in dia de los muertos face or other design. Enjoy!