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Flourless Chocolate Cake
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5 from 3 votes

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Rich, decadent chocolate cake
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, chocolate cake, chocolate cake recipe, flourless chocolate cake, gluten free chocolate cake
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Kathy


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


  • 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.


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


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.4mg