Makes 12 servings
This Flourless Chocolate-Pecan Cake with Apricot Glaze is perfect for any holiday…and you won’t even know it’s gluten-free! Serve with dollop of whipped topping and dessert is served!
2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted margarine or butter, cut into pieces
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
1 cup pecans, finely chopped
1/2 cup NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Baking Cocoa
1/3 cup granulated sugar 8 large eggs
1/2 cup apricot jam or preserves
Non-dairy whipped topping (optional)
1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease bottom of a 9” springform pan. Line bottom with parchment or wax paper. Grease paper.
2.Place morsels, butter, water, and coffee granules in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth. Stir in nuts, cocoa, and granulated sugar until smooth. Remove from heat.
3.Beat eggs in large mixer bowl for 5 minutes, or until the volume doubles. Fold 1/3 of beaten eggs into chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining beaten eggs, 1/3 at a time until thoroughly incorporated. Scrape batter into prepared pan.
4.Bake for 35 to 37 minutes, or until cake has risen (center will still move and appear underbaked) and edges start to get firm and shiny. Cool completely in pan on wire rack (center will sink slightly). Cover cake; refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. (Cake can be prepared up to 4 days in advance.)
5.To Serve: About 30 minutes before serving, remove side of pan by first running knife around edge of cake. Invert cake on sheet of parchment paper, peel off parchment pan liner, and turn the cake right-side up on serving platter. Microwave jam in small, microwave-safe dish on HIGH (100%) power for 10 to 15 seconds; stir. Spoon over top and edge of cake. Serve with dollop of whipped topping.
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