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Wow Your Valentine With This Gluten-Free Treat from Disney’s Hollywood Studios

posted on February 10th, 2012 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

Flourless Chocolate Cake at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. We keep this recipe just for special occasions – an old favorite from The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You won’t find it on the menu right now, but we’re sharing in case you’re home for Valentine’s Day dinner with your sweetheart. (And if your Valentine’s Day includes dinner at the Derby, try the Chocolate Three Ways dessert they’re starring now.)

We don’t bother with frou frou garnishes, but it’s delish with fresh raspberries or strawberries. And you can make it a day ahead. Just add a flute of bubbly – or a glass of ice-cold milk, whichever your sweetheart fancies.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Makes 12 individual cakes

Flourless Chocolate Cakes
1 cup butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2 tablespoons freshly brewed espresso or instant espresso
2 tablespoons hot water
6 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons rum

1 cup heavy cream
1 cup dark chocolate chips

For cakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease two 6-cup silicone muffin molds.
  2. Combine butter and chocolate chips in a glass bowl and microwave on high for 60 seconds. Stir until smooth. If not melted completely, return to microwave for 15-second intervals, stirring between each until melted. Set aside.
  3. Combine cocoa powder, espresso and water in a separate bowl. Stir until smooth and set aside.
  4. Combine eggs, sugar, and rum in a large mixing bowl, whisking thoroughly. Add cocoa-espresso mixture to egg mixture, then stir in melted chocolate mixture. Whisk until smooth and creamy.
  5. Pour batter into prepared muffin molds and bake until cakes puff slightly and surfaces are set, about 22-25 minutes.
  6. Cool, then refrigerate for at least three hours.

For ganache:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add heavy cream and bring to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips; whisk until smooth.

To serve:

  1. Remove cooled cakes from molds.
  2. Set a wire rack over a large bowl, and one cake at a time, place on wire rack and coat with ganache, making sure to cover sides.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Shaun on February 10th, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Do restaurants in all the parks have a nut free desserts?


Dianne from NJ on February 10th, 2012 at 6:00 pm



Timothy on February 11th, 2012 at 4:31 am

Wow, I used to order this @ The Brown Derby all the time! I wish they would bring it back.


Adam on February 11th, 2012 at 8:11 am

I agree with Dianne. As someone who has to follow a strict gluten free diet, this looks great! Disney is the best with gluten free goodies!


Rochelle on February 11th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

That’s one I might be able to try … allergic to beans, so I can’t usually have gluten free pastries.