Can we say amazing flourless chocolate cake?
Just looking at this amazing flourless chocolate cake, makes me a drool. Our amazing flourless chocolate cake was created by the very talented Pastry Chef Carlos, from the Beach Club in Palm Beach Fl. Chef Carlos originally from Puerto Rica has a real passion for making anything sweet taste great!. He bakes because he loves it, and, it shows in the flavors. When he’s not baking, you can catch him teaching a class at the local culinary technical school, Lincoln Culinary Institute WEST PALM BEACH. FL.
The morning I planned to visit Chef Carlos, I was running late and showed up to perfection. He had all his mise en place ready to create at least 15 flourless chocolate cakes. When you have a big industrial size kitchen and miles of counter space, the number of cakes you need to produce isn’t even an issue. Organization and working clean is the name of the game. Once you have everything lined up, scaled out, in the order that the cake is made, it becomes very doable. Pastry Chefs are known to work very organized with the skill of an NINJA. 1,2,3 and super clean……
Now I don’t expect you to make this beautifully decorated creation just yet, but you will be able to make a perfect flourless chocolate cake sans the ganache, gold leaf and chocolate garnishes. My oh my, this is chocolate on chocolate with MORE chocolate.
Most of the ingredients for this flourless chocolate cake are basic with the exception of the 58% chocolate couverture. This can be sourced from Whole foods Market OR Fresh Market. The Palm Beach hospitality industry is very seasonal, with Chefs keeping crazy busy from October to May, then immediately after Mothers Day it becomes very slow. We have many seasonal residents who keep the hospitality busy during the peak times, but when they’re gone, it creates a huge void in the hotels, country clubs and restaurants. So what do Chefs do with themselves? The lucky ones get to chill and take continuing education classes and work a limited schedule, while others travel North to find work. There are a few lucky ones who are in less seasonal situations and get to work year round. The life of a Chef in Palm Beach County!!!!
Thank you Chef Carlos for your time, recipe and amazingly, beautiful flourless chocolate cake.