5 from 3 votes
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Rich, decadent chocolate cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, chocolate cake, chocolate cake recipe, flourless chocolate cake, gluten free chocolate cake
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 221 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate broken into small pieces
  • 8 Tablespoons butter
  • 5 whole eggs separated
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  1. Line an 8 inch cake pan with parchment paper on the bottom. Spray sides and paper with nonstick spray.
  2. Place chocolate and butter in a large microwave safe bowl.
  3. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time. Stir and reheat in microwave until completely melted. Be careful not to burn chocolate.
  4. Set aside to cool.
  5. Beat egg whites to a stiff peaks. 

  6. Mix sugar into chocolate mixture.

  7. Using a whisk, whisk in egg yolk to chocolate mixture.
  8. Gently fold in egg whites.
  9. Pour cake mixture into prepared cake pan.

  10. Place cake pan into a large roasting pan. Place in oven.
  11. 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.
  12. Bake at 325 degrees for exactly 30 minutes. Cake will be very moist.

  13. Cool in pan on rack for 30 minutes.
  14. Run a knife around sides of cake and invert onto a cake plate. Remove parchment.
  15. Dust with powdered sugar just before serving.
Recipe Notes

Serve with whipped cream or fresh berries.

Nutrition Facts
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 221 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 82mg4%
Potassium 128mg4%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 290IU6%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.