We’re planning a party in a few weeks, for which I want to make a black forest cake (chocolate with cherries.) One of the people coming is allergic to gluten. Since I’m not familiar with gluten-free baking, I made an experimental cake this weekend. (Yes, this was in part just an elaborate excuse to make a cake, but the experience will really help with the black forest cake too!) It’s a super simple recipe from Epicurious: Flourless Chocolate Cake. It’s just melted chocolate, sugar, eggs, cocoa powder, and butter. I topped it with fresh berries, and man, was it good. Very rich, but with more of a cakey texture than you might think. The recipe should work really well as the base for a black forest cake. the trick will be making thin layers with cherries between them….mmmm….the possibilities!