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Apparently this is my husbands favorite dessert!  Who knew?!  I told him I was going to make it, and after 7 months of marriage he reveals that it’s his favorite!  We actually had a version of this dessert, the first night we started “seeing” each other, at a great restaurant in my home town, with our family. I think what really happened was, I walked to the opposite end of the table where he was sitting, and fed him a bite!  We also served it at our wedding (held at the same restaurant) as one of three dessert options.  I guess it’s a bit nostalgic!  It’s a great dessert to make a life long memory with!

Flourless Chocolate Torte

1 pound bittersweet chocolate chips

2 sticks butter

8 eggs

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup Kahlua

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp salt

Cut the butter into chunks and melt with the chocolate and kahlua in a metal bowl, over a pot of simmering water (double boiler), till smooth and set aside.  In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt.  Really whip it till it gets nice and frothy and almost doubles in size.  Use a spatula fold 1/3 of the eggs into the chocolate.  Gently fold it in till there are no more streaks.  Continue folding 1/3 at a time till its all combined.

Spray a pan with non stick spray and line the bottom with parchment.  Pour the mixture in, and bake at 325 degrees for about 40 minutes.  When a toothpick is inserted, it should come out moist, but not liquidy.  Allow to completely cool on a wire rack then chill in the refrigerator.  Slice and serve! I topped mine with frothy pomegranate cream and pomegranate pearls!  What a crowd pleaser!