Flourless Chocolate Cake


Flourless Chocolate Cake

I have given you quite a few healthy recipes this week, today not so much!  I love this cake, and just had to share.  My birthday was last weekend, but we celebrated it last night with my parents.  This is what we had.  I first had a flourless chocolate cake on our honeymoon. and I immediately fell in love.  I have never made it at home though.  My husband gave me the Cook’s Illustrated cookbook this year, and this recipe was in there.  It was high time I make one!  It might be a problem now that I know how easy it is to do at home!

It is a very rich cake, and a tiny sliver is all you need.  And that is coming from someone who can never have enough chocolate.  With all of us  eating it we only ate about 1/4 of the cake.  I topped with fresh whipped cream and raspberries, but you could use strawberries or anything else you wanted.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Yields 12

Rich and super chocolate-y flourless chocolate cake

15 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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  • 8 eggs, cold
  • 1 pound semi-sweet chocolate, chopped coarse (use high quality chocolate)
  • 16 Tbls butter, cut into 16 pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Have a rack set in the lower-middle position. Grease an 8-inch spring form pan. Wrap the outside with 2 layers of foil. Set in a large roasting pan. Bring a pot of water to boil.
  2. Beat the eggs in an electric mixer on high speed until they double in volume (about 5 minutes). Meanwhile melt the chocolate and butter together. Use a double boiler or microwave. Once melted and smooth use a spatula to fold in 1/3 of the egg foam. When only a few streaks of egg remain fold in 1/2 of the remaining foam. Then the last of the foam until it is completely blended.
  3. Pour into spring form pan. Set the roasting pan on the oven rack, and pour enough boiling water to come about halfway up the sides of the pan. Bake 22 to 25 minutes, or until cake has risen slightly and the edges are just beginning to set, a thin glazed crust with form on the surface (and instant read thermometer will read 140 degrees). Remove pan from water bath and set on a wire rack to cool completely. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. To serve slice and dust with powdered sugar or top with whipped cream.


Recipe from Cooks Illustrated




Flourless Chocolate Cake


  1. 3 ingredients for a rich and delicious chocolate torte? Ummm…yes please!

  2. HAHAHA my oh my, what restraint you have in cutting such a small slice!!!! LOL. It looks so dense and delicious…yum!

  3. Oh boy, oh boy. I adore flourless chocolate cakes, they are just beyond amazing. This one looks fantastic! I’d probably polish the whole thing off. Sigh.

  4. Oh yum! That looks heavenly! Happy belated bday!

  5. Isn’t crazy that 3 ingredients can yield such deliciousness? I don’t think I have seen a flourless cake recipe with only 3 but they are all pretty simple. This one looks extremely rich. I would love a slice!

    • There was an optional coffee ingredient, but I can’t stand coffee so I left that out.
      Plus I guess I left out the topping ingredients – so I could have made it look longer :)

  6. I had a flourless chocolate cake last year, it was made with dark chocolate. Although I am more of a milk chocolate kinda girl, it was pretty good. Rich and delicious for sure!

    • I am more of a milk chocolate girl too! I use semi-sweet chocolate in this, and it helps sweeten it up a little!

  7. That cake looks so decadent and delicious! What a fun recipe, so easy, love it:-) Hugs, Terra

  8. This is similar to a recipe I used at Thanksgiving so I know what you mean about rich. Yes, a tiny sliver is plenty! It so good, though–very fitting for a special occasion, like your birthday. Hope it was a great one!

  9. This really does look rich and delicious! I’m not sure I believe I could stop at a tiny sliver, though…

  10. This looks totally sinful…I’m on board. 😀

  11. Oh my! Pure decadence! Looks fabulous!

  12. Love this! I haven’t done such a great job of posting healthy items either. Everything is good in moderation, I guess! :)

  13. This looks sooooo deliciously decadent, Erin! I have had flourless cake just twice and absolutely loved it.

    Happy late birthday also!! *hugs*

  14. I would definitely break my diet to eat this yummy looking dessert. What a fun recipe with only three ingredients. Hope you’re having a great time with your parents!! Have a great weekend! ~ Ramona

  15. A cake that has only three ingredients and comes out looking like this is definitely something that CANNOT go un-noticed! This is fab!!

  16. Happy Belated birthday Erin!
    ! pound of chocolate! oh my goodness, I’d love a big slice of this rich chocolaty cake!

  17. I love the simplicity of this cake–you’ve presented it beautifully with the raspberries.

  18. Happy belated birthday! This looks fantastic :)

  19. OMG! I can’t wait to try this! I knew flourless cakes exsisted, but didn’t know they could be so easy to make! happy belated birthday and thank you for sharing the recipe!

  20. What a great way to celebrate a birthday! That cake looks perfect. I can see why you would have to eat it in small doses, but how great that you would get many helpings of that delectable dessert over the course of days instead of just one big slice once!

  21. Happy belated birthday! This cake looks amazing. I’ve never met a flourless chocolate cake I didn’t love!

  22. Happy Birthday! I bet this cake was sooo delicious on your special day! And I love Cook’s Illustrated, they have the best recipes so I’m sure this ones a winner :)

  23. Happy Birthday! A sliver will do – it’s delightfully decadent! Would you believe, I’ve never made one before? I’ve always wanted to!

  24. I love flour less cakes and yours look so dense from inside. Great job!

  25. This looks divine. It sounds like a big delicious slice of chocolate ganache. YUM! Happy birthday!

  26. Happy Birthday Erin! Your cake looks so yummy! I love flourless chocolate cake. I have never made it myself, but it is definitely on my “to make” list.

  27. Oh man, Erin! I love flourless chocolate cakes. Yours looks soooo good (and dangerous!)!

  28. Happy Birthday Erin! Hope you had a great one. This cake looks wicked good.

  29. Unbelievable! Just 3 ingredients to make this beautiful chocolate cake…. Amazing. It looks so delish.

  30. I’ve made tons of flourless chocolate cakes, but not this recipe! Will have to add it to my baking list…it looks fabulous!!! Congrats on the Top 9!

  31. Wow, looks exceptionally moist & so very delicious! Fab work.

  32. Love Cooks Illustrated…they never fail to come up with the best version of any recipe! Love this simple cake…rich and full of chocolate!

  33. P.S. Happy belated birthday to you!!

  34. 1 pound= ? g
    thanks :PP

  35. This looks SO good – would love a slice now!
    mary x

  36. Naturally my mouth water by looking at this post. Love chocolate and this rich chocolate cake is driving me crazy. I made new year resolution to live healthier life so I need to just hold on to my cravings until I got A LOT skinnier…(don’t know how long it takes! Argh!). I’m passing this recipe to a friend of mine who’s also crazy about chocolate cake (hope she will share a bite with me!). Thanks!

  37. I’m falling in love all over again with your flourless chocolate cake! Great density and I’m going fudgy at the knees. Many happy chocolatey returns!

  38. Oh this looks amazing! Happy belated birthday!


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