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Flourless Chocolate Cake

February 10, 2016 (Last Updated: October 19, 2020)

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Flourless Chocolate Cake is a delicious gluten free chocolate dessert. One bite of this rich chocolate dessert will have you swooning for more!

A slice of flourless chocolate cake dusted with powdered sugar.

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day?  Do you have something special planned?  I think you should make a special dinner at home and then make a super special, delicious, flourless chocolate cake!

Sometimes we just need to go all out and make a truly decadent dessert.  This delicious chocolate cake is just what you need to impress your Valentine!

I have also made a Strawberry Swiss Roll Cake, and Chocolate Mousse. All these desserts are very impressive and sometimes it hard to choose which dessert to make.

A wedge of chocolate cake served on a white plate.

Ingredients for flourless chocolate cake

You only need four ingredients to make this cake!

  • Bittersweet chocolate
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Sugar

Tips for making a flourless cake

  • Line an 8 inch cake pan with parchment paper
  • Melt chocolate and butter in microwave
  • When adding beat egg whites, fold in carefully so you don’t deflate the egg whites
  • Be certain all egg whites are fully incorporated into chocolate mixture
  • Bake in a roasting pan filled with water to help ensure a nice even bake without cracking

How do I decorate a flourless chocolate cake?

This cake is beautiful in its simplicity. Serve on a cake plate with a dusting  of powdered sugar is all you need for decoration.  You could also whip up a some fresh whipped cream and add fresh berries if you like.

A fork with a bite of chocolate cake on the end of the fork.

 

Other great chocolate recipes include Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes Chocolate Walnut Tart and Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Don’t forget to PIN for later.

A slice of chocolate cake on a plate with a piece of the cake on a fork.

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A slice of chocolate cake sprinkled with powdered sugar on a white plate.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Kathy
Rich, decadent chocolate cake
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people
Calories 221 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate (broken into small pieces)
  • 8 Tablespoons butter
  • 5 whole eggs (separated)
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar

Instructions
 

  • Line an 8 inch cake pan with parchment paper on the bottom. Spray sides and paper with nonstick spray.
  • Place chocolate and butter in a large microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds at a time. Stir and reheat in microwave until completely melted. Be careful not to burn chocolate.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Beat egg whites to a stiff peaks. 
  • Mix sugar into chocolate mixture.
  • Using a whisk, whisk in egg yolk to chocolate mixture.
  • Gently fold in egg whites.
  • Pour cake mixture into prepared cake pan.
  • Place cake pan into a large roasting pan. Place in oven.
  • Fill roasting pan with hot tap water. Water level should rise half way up cake pan level. Be careful not to let water drip into batter.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for exactly 30 minutes. Cake will be very moist.
  • Cool in pan on rack for 30 minutes.
  • Run a knife around sides of cake and invert onto a cake plate. Remove parchment.
  • Dust with powdered sugar just before serving.

Notes

Serve with whipped cream or fresh berries.

Tips for making a flourless cake

  • Line an 8 inch cake pan with parchment paper
  • Melt chocolate and butter in microwave
  • When adding beat egg whites, fold in carefully so you don't deflate the egg whites
  • Be certain all egg whites are fully incorporated into chocolate mixture
  • Bake in a roasting pan filled with water to help ensure a nice even bake without cracking

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 82mgPotassium: 128mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 290IUCalcium: 17mgIron: 1.4mg
Keyword chocolate, chocolate cake, chocolate cake recipe, flourless chocolate cake, gluten free chocolate cake
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Recipe adapted from Joy of Cooking

 

 

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30 Comments

  • Reply
    Kitty
    February 13, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    This looks so decadent! Definitely needing some chocolate right now. Chocolate makes up for the lack of February sunlight, right?

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 13, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      Chocolate is the cure for just about everything…including the lack of sunlight! 🙂

  • Reply
    Christine
    February 13, 2017 at 4:28 am

    I could go for a piece of this cake with a glass of wine right now!

  • Reply
    Monica
    February 11, 2017 at 5:27 am

    Mmm…I always love a simple yet decadent dessert! Can’t wait to try this!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 12, 2017 at 4:52 am

      It is very decadent! Enjoy!!!

  • Reply
    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    February 7, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Love flourless chocolate cakes, so rich and decadent! And I’m with you on celebrating Valentine’s Day at home with a beautiful dinner and a gorgeous dessert like this one!

  • Reply
    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    February 13, 2016 at 1:47 am

    Love how beautiful this cake has turned out, and also love the fact it is made with only 4 ingredients. WOW!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 13, 2016 at 5:50 am

      Just delicious chocolate!

  • Reply
    Melanie @ Melanie Cooks
    February 12, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    5 stars
    Flourless chocolate cake is one of my favorite desserts! I love how this recipe only has 4 ingredients – simple is best! Your cake looks amazing – so rich and chocolaty!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 13, 2016 at 5:51 am

      It is very rich and chocolaty!

  • Reply
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry
    February 12, 2016 at 9:30 am

    As a chocolate lover, I can’t deny myself a piece of rich flourless chocolate cake.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 13, 2016 at 5:52 am

      I am with no…no will power at all when it comes to chocolate.

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