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6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
8 ounces good quality semi-sweet chocolate, chopped (like Ghirardelli)
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoon natural unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/3 cup almond flour
1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium mixing bowl, melt the butter in the microwave on 50% power for 1 minute. Stir until butter is melted or heat again for 15 seconds at 50% power. Add the chopped chocolate (not chips) and microwave again at 50% power for 1 minute. Stir until the chocolate and butter are well blended. If a few lumps of chocolate remain, heat another 15 seconds at 50% power. Allow the chocolate to sit for 1 minute, then whisk until smooth.
Add the sea salt and blend. Pour in the sugar and whisk until incorporated. Add the eggs, one at a time, blending well after each addition. In a small bowl combine the cocoa powder, corn starch and almond flour. Sift the cocoa mixture over the batter. Whisk vigorously until the batter is smooth and no longer grainy, about 1 minute.
Fold in the nuts and chocolate chips. Pour the batter into an 8×8 inch baking pan lined with parchment paper or foil. If using foil, spray with non-stick cooking spray or lightly butter. Make sure the paper or foil goes up the sides of the pan to the top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 28-30 minutes or until the center is set. Do not over bake. Cool completely in the pan before removing or cutting. Serve with ice cream if desired.
Note: David’s original recipe called for 3 tablespoons corn starch and no almond flour. I actually made one batch using all corn starch and one recipe as listed above. Personally I preferred my version. It was still very moist and fudgy and held together well without crumbling. It was not cake-like, just a little less fudge-like if that makes sense.
Either way – they are terrific.
Hope everybody had a blessed Easter. We had a wonderful time with our children and their families. We ended up having as many dogs as people so all the pups had a big day. I got to hold my favorite little boy Isaac while he enjoyed his first Easter. What a blessing!
My little grandbunny 🙂
He’s already two months old!
Time flies faster, and faster, the older I get 🙂
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