Flourless Chocolate Cake

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by JoJoStar

This is an outstandingly dense and rich cake. But the best part is how EASY it is to make. From The Gourmet Cookbook.

Top Review by David43515

I used this as a new dessert at my friend's resturant this ski season. It came together easily and consistantly every time.It has a very rich, deeply chocolate flavor. I added 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts which was very nice. You could easily try adding a bit of esspresso powder or some kind or flavoured liquer, like cointreu or Bailey's for a change, but it doesn't need anything.. A real keeper. I can't imagine why the time shown is so long unless they're including the time it takes to cool. I made a 20 cm cake that I baked for 40 minutes, it took maybe ten minutes to put together. In a busy kitchen I value my time. I melted the butter and chocolate together in the microwave, measured my sugar out at the same time and my cocoa. after that it was just a matter of whisking. Bam fast and wonderful.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Butter a 10-inch springform pan, line bottom with a round of parchment or wax paper, and butter paper.
  3. melt chocolate with butter in a medium metal bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water, stirring until smooth.
  4. Remove bowl from heat and whisk in sugar.
  5. Add eggs one at a time, whisking well after each addition.
  6. Sift cocoa powder over chocolate and whisk until just combined.
  7. Pour batter into pan.
  8. Bake until top has formed a thin crust and a wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out with moist crumbs adhering, 35-40 minutes.
  9. cool cake in pan on a rack for 10 minutes, then remove side of pan.
  10. invert cake onto a plate and reinvert onto rack to cool completely.
  11. dust cake with cocoa powder before serving.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a