Splurge on costly chocolate for this luscious flourless cake

Clean and creamy, just like the silkiest fudge you ever ate, this flourless cake will fulfill your chocolate cravings not only for Valentine’s Day, which is form of nationwide chocolate day, however anytime the hankering hits. (The actual Nationwide Chocolate Day is, curiously, Oct. 28, which I believe should be nationwide sweet corn day, however there you go.)

Plan on making it for all 14 to 16 of your sweethearts: this 8-inch cake is so wealthy that nobody can eat an enormous slab of it. Plus, it actually wants a counterpoint of bitter taste to take the sting off the candy unctuousness. I used blood orange syrup and fruit, as you will notice.

The recipe comes from New England’s personal King Arthur Baking Firm, which has a stellar web site with plenty of recipes and strong recommendation, to not point out actually prime substances. You don’t need to be avoiding gluten to understand a flourless dessert.