Famous Fantabulous Flourless Double Chocolate Cake-in-a-Cookie. Yes, you read that right. When a dessert has such a complicated, yet bombastic name, it must be worth the effort to learn how to make it, right?
To be honest, it had us at “double chocolate cake-in-a-cookie” part, but all of the other glorious adjectives made us even more eager to try this recipe out. Since the first moment we encountered it, we’ve made it numerous times, and we can say without any hesitation, the whole charade with the name and its insane internet popularity are justified. The cake-in-a-cookie is amazing!
Here is some necessary information you should remember: the cookies are delicious, healthy and vegan. The cookie dough is thick and creamy while you make it. Once the cookies are baked, their texture is chewy and light but also crispy on the edges.
They are not too sweet, but any chocolate lover will be satisfied with the amount of both milk and dark chocolate in them. At last, the secret ingredient of this recipe is avocado! If you have any bruised, wrinkled avocado sitting on your shelf, now you know what to do with it.
Most importantly, with ten minutes of preparation and fifteen minutes of cook time, your dessert will be ready in less than half an hour, twenty-five minutes to be precise.
Are you ready to learn how to make it?
Let’s dive into the fantabulous baking!
How To Make Fantabulous Flourless Double Chocolate Cake-In-A-Cookie Step By Step?
We will give you the list of ingredients and walk you through the recipe, one step at a time. Once we are done, you will have ten delicious flourless cookies on your hands. Be careful; these cookies are so incredible that you might not be willing to share them with anyone.
Here’s what you’ll need to prepare one cookie batch:
• 1 flax egg
• Half of one avocado (more or less, it needs to yield ¼ cup of mashed fruit)
• ¼ cup of cocoa powder
• ⅓ cup of chocolate chips
• ¼ cup of packed brown sugar
• ¼ cup of white granulated sugar
• 1 teaspoon of baking soda
Before we start the actual recipe, we will teach you how to make the flax egg. For this step, you will need one tablespoon of flaxseed meal (ground flaxseed) and two and a half or three tablespoons of water. Mix the flaxseed meal with water and let the mixture rest for five minutes to thicken. You can use this mixture to substitute one egg, not just in this recipe but in any other recipe you like.
After you have prepared the flax egg, you can preheat your oven to 350◦ F. Take two baking sheets and line them with parchment paper. It is important to use parchment paper specifically, and not silicone mats because the cookie dough is a bit sticky.
Prepare a large mixing bowl and add the mashed avocado along with white and brown sugar in it. At this point, you will need to use a handheld mixer, to combine these ingredients. Mix on low speed. When avocado and sugars are thoroughly combined, add the flax egg and mix again.
Next thing you should do is mix in the cocoa powder and baking soda. As you can see, the handheld mixer will be your best friend while you are making these cookies. Throw the chocolate chips into the mixture and fold the cookie dough around them.
Make tablespoon-sized scoops of your cookie dough and drop them onto the baking sheets. Make sure to leave enough space between each dough scoop, because these cookies tend to spread in the oven while they bake.
Place the baking sheets into the oven and bake for 15 minutes. To ensure even baking, you’ll need to rotate the sheets halfway through. Once the time is up, get your cookies out of the oven and leave them on the baking sheets for five more minutes. At last, transfer your freshly-baked flourless cookies to wire racks to let them cool completely.
As you can see, only half an hour and a little effort and the recipe for Fantabulous Flourless Double Chocolate Cake-In-A-Cookie is mastered!
Now, you are ready to enjoy your dessert, and you don’t have to feel guilty about it because it is so healthy.
Warning: You should be aware that these cookies taste best fresh. They should be eaten the day they are made as they become quite soft the day after. There is only ten of them, which means the batch is small and you shouldn’t have any problem finishing them on the first day. However, if you don’t like sweets that much, or eating the whole batch in 24 hours is for any reason impossible to you, make sure to freeze them for best results.
As soon as you try the Fantabulous Flourless Double Chocolate Cake-In-A-Cookie, we guarantee you will fall in love with it. Its taste is sweet, rich, warm and gentle; it goes well with milk (soy, coconut, almond or rice milk for vegans) and various herbal teas.
Even though we believe you will feel the need to eat the whole batch on your own and keep every last crumb for yourself, find your inner strength and share these fantastic cookies with your loved ones. These can be a perfect homemade gift for any occasion as they have the heartwarming power. Bake, enjoy, share and repeat!