Flourless Chocolate Cake

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Flourless Chocolate Cake – A chocolate lover’s dream A rich, dense, chocolate-y and decadent chocolate flourless cake. Naturally gluten free and just 3 ingredients!

I am a chocoholic to the core. I grew up loving all things chocolate, and that has not changed as I have gotten older. Homemade Brownies have been a staple my entire life.

There is just something about gooey melty chocolate when you bake perfect chocolate chip cookies, and sample them right when they come out of the oven.  You just can’t go wrong.

Flourless chocolate cake with bite

 

16 years ago I was introduced to flourless chocolate cake on a cruise.  I almost didn’t order it, because I had no idea what “flourless” would be like.  I mean cake it light and fluffy, because of the flour.

Well, it was a darn good thing I tried it.  I immediately became obsessed and had to find anyway I could to get more slices on the cruise.

Slice Flourless chocolate cake

What is flourless cake made of?

  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Chocolate

Chocolate flourless cake is such an easy recipe. This recipe has just 3 simple ingredients!  Because there is so little going on, you want to make sure you use good quality ingredients. Pick a high quality chocolate, so the flavor really comes through.

easy flourless chocolate cake with berries

How do you make flourless chocolate cake?

With just 3 ingredients, it doesn’t get much easier to make this chocolate cake.  Whisking the eggs into a foam is key. This is what gives the cake the dense texture.

  1. Beat the eggs in an electric mixer on high speed until they double in volume, this can cake about 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile melt the chocolate and butter together. 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 a prepared spring form pan. Place spring form pan into a roasting pan and put in the middle of the oven. Pour enough boiling water to come about halfway up the sides of the pan and 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 140º F).
  4. Remove pan from water bath and set on a wire rack to cool completely. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  5. To serve slice and dust with powdered sugar or top with whipped cream.

This cake is best served chilled, so you want to cool completely, and then store in the fridge until ready to serve.

Flourless chocolate cake - slice with berries

Is a Flourless Cake Gluten Free?

Yes – there are just 3 ingredients.  Butter, flour, and chocolate.  All of which are gluten free. So this is a naturally gluten free cake you can serve to anyone with gluten allergies and know they are safe.

Serve this cake dusted with powdered sugar or with a dollop whipped cream. A couple berries on the side make for great presentation.

a slice of chocolate flourless chocolate cake close up

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4.87 from 30 votes

Flourless Chocolate Cake

By Erin
Flourless Chocolate Cake – A chocolate lover’s dream A rich, dense, chocolate-y and decadent chocolate flourless cake. Naturally gluten free and just 3 ingredients!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 16

Ingredients 

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

Instructions 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To serve slice and dust with powdered sugar or top with whipped cream.

Notes

Recipe from Cooks Illustrated

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 130mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 274
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62 Comments

  1. I love how easy and very delicious this cake is! This was my first time making a flourless cake and we loved it! I’ll definitely make this again!