|Don't forget the parchment paper!|
So, let's get to it. I was in Bodrum in the south of Turkey a week ago and wanted to bake something for my friends, but couldn't even imagine turning on the oven in the 100 degree weather. I searched online and found this 'no-bake chocolate cake' recipe from 101cookbooks and knew it would be perfect. Although, to be honest, it's more of a fudge.
However, as is often the case when baking in Turkey, I wasn't able to find heavy cream at the local store. So I thought mascarpone would make a great substitute. My friend Can who is a great cook himself recommended I add a little milk into the mascarpone to mimic the consistency of heavy cream. Worked like a charm.
One of the best things about this recipe besides the fact that it requires no baking is the fact that it's so rich, you really only need a tiny piece. A little goes a long way here. Also, you can really add in any spices that you want.
Finally, I used sugar-free chocolate and it still turned out great. Sugar-free chocolate doesn't bake that well so this recipe is really perfect for chocoholics who can't have sugar.
Note: This dessert is incredibly decadent so I recommend serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or with coffee to cut the richness.