Flourless chocolate cake

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Super dark and fudgy, this flourless chocolate cake is the perfect gluten free dessert served with thick cream and fresh berries.

Flourless chocolate cake

This flourless chocolate cake is the kind of recipe I am always amazed by. When baked goods don’t require flour (be it wheat, grain or nut), I’m always nervous that it just won’t turn out well. But every time I make this cake (and I’ve been making this for years), it’s an instant hit with my guests. This cake is dark, fudgy and super moist and the intense chocolate flavor is perfect when served with thick cream and fresh berries.

How to make flourless chocolate cake

There are no magic ingredients in this cake recipe. However, there are a few steps required to get to the final product. Start by whipping whole eggs and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer until voluminous, light and fluffy. This takes approximately 10 minutes. Melt the butter and chocolate together over a double boiler until smooth and glossy then allow to cool a little before pouring into the eggs with the mixer running. The mixture will deflate, don’t worry about that. When the chocolate is incorporated, stop mixing and sift over the cocoa powder and pinch of salt. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the batter.

Pour the batter into a lined cake pan (a springform pan works very well) and place in the oven to bake for 20-25 minutes until a skewers inserted comes out with moist crumbs. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely in the pan before turning out and serving.

Flourless chocolate cake topped with fresh raspberries.

Should flourless chocolate cake be refrigerated?

It’s not necessary to refrigerate this cake, simply keep covered at room temperature until ready to serve.

How long will flourless chocolate cake keep?

This cake will keep for 2-4 days, covered at room temperature.

Flourless chocolate cake

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5 from 3 votes
Flourless chocolate cake
Flourless chocolate cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Cooling time
1 hr
Total Time
45 mins
 

Super dark and fudgy, this flourless chocolate cake is the perfect gluten free dessert served with thick cream and fresh berries. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cake recipe, Flourless chocolate cake, gluten free cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 308 kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Ingredients
  • 150 g (1 cup + 1 tbsp) caster sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 300 g (10,5oz) dark chocolate
  • 100 g (7 tbsp) butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50 g (½ cup) cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF. Grease a springform cake pan with soft butter then line with baking paper. 

  2. Beat the eggs and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer until voluminous, pale and fluffy. 

  3. In the meantime, melt the chocolate and butter over a double boiler until smooth and glossy. Stir in the vanilla and allow to cool for a few minutes. 

  4. Pour the chocolate into the egg mixture, whilst continuously whipping, until combined. 

  5. Sift the cocoa powder and salt over the batter and gently fold in. 

  6. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and place in the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cake has risen, feels firm and a skewer inserted comes out with moist crumbs (a clean skewer is also an indication that the cake is cooked). 

  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely in the cake pan. Once cool, remove and serve with thick cream and berries. 

Nutrition Facts
Flourless chocolate cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 124mg 5%
Potassium 284mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 18g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 9.2%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 22.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Showing 4 comments
  • Tori
    Reply

    I was very sceptical about this as I’ve never made a flour free cake before. It turned out great and so many of my family asked for the recipe. 10/10!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Fantastic! So glad you and your family loved it.

  • Kelly
    Reply

    This recipe was decadent and SO chocolatey. A chocolate lovers dream. Thank you!

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