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Unbaked flourless cakes, can also be cheesecakes as well as mousse cakes, which are typically molded in a dessert ring or springform pan then simply chilled before unmolding. They often have a crust or bottom layer that's baked before the mousse is added. Sometimes other foam cake layers are alternated with the mousse.Flourless cakes can be baked or unbaked, and are made without flour. They generally have a creamy or silky textures; it’s because they are comprised of just egg foams (usually whole eggs and/or egg yolks) with lots of added fat, from sources such as butter, cream cheese, cream or sour cream. These ingredients are mixed with the minimal incorporation of air to prevent the cake from puffing in the oven and collapsing from the lack of structure from wheat flour and tenderizing fat. For easy removal, flourless cakes are often made in a springform pan, though some can also be made in regular round layer cake pans.
Two types of flourless cakes:
BAKED FLOURLESS CAKES
These include flourless chocolate cakes and cheesecakes (more so known as custard). However, some cheesecakes now can contain small amounts of flour or cornstarch. Often the filled pan is baked in a water bath (waterbath) or placed in a larger pan that's half-filled with water to insulate the delicate, creamy cake from the oven's strong bottom heat, which might give the baked cake a porous rather than silky texture.
UNBAKED FLOURLESS OR UNBAKED CAKES
These types of cakes are typically molded in a dessert ring or springform pan then simply chilled before unmolding. They include mousse cakes, which often have a crust or bottom layer that's baked before the mousse is added. Bottom layers can include baked Biscuit Flourless Chocolate cake, which can also be layered alternately with the mousse. Cheesecakes can also be unbaked flourless cakes, although they are considered a custard. Vegan cheesecakes are another form of unbaked flourless cakes.
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