Gateau Reine de Saba is translated from French as Queen of Sheba Cake. Julia Child introduced me to this recipe in her tv shows and cookbooks. Any chocolate lover should take a look at this decadent dessert. I needed a totally gluten free cake so I used a recipe variation I found on the Times Cooking website. The original version has about 3 tablespoons of flour.
Begin by separating the eggs. The whites are whipped to soft peaks with sugar. The yolks are also whipped with sugar until they are light creamy yellow.
Melted bittersweet chocolate is added to the yolks. Almond flour is folded in next. Finally the whipped whites are carefully folded with the chocolate mixture.
Be very careful not to bake it too long or it will dry out. This cake is very luscious and pudding- like in the center. Before serving, it's topped with a rich chocolate glaze.
P.S. When done baking, I noticed I had half a stick of butter still on the counter. I went over the recipe carefully and realized it was supposed to go in the cake! But it turned out beautifully anyway :)