You want something rich and decadent for the holidays. Something chocolate. Something that will impress. Something that really screams celebration.
But you don't want to spend hours making it. The answer? A flourless chocolate cake. It's like a baked truffle -- simple, yet sensational enough to impress your guests. All you have to do is dress it up with whipped cream and fresh berries. Be sure to cut small slices from this; it really is amazingly rich.
• Alison Ladman is a recipe developer for the AP. Follow her on Twitter @CrustAndCrumbCo.