Flourless Chocolate Cake

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

The ultimate chocolate gratification! Served with chilled champagne, this is the perfect finish to your meal. My husband's very favorite dessert. Cook time includes cooling time

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 8 ounces chopped baking chocolate
  • 12 cup of your choice slightly thinned raspberry jam or 12 cup strawberry jam
  • whipped cream (to garnish)
  • fresh berries (to garnish)


  1. Sift cocoa, sugar, baking powder,& salt together in large bowl and set aside.
  2. In smaller bowl, whip yolks with remaining 1/2 cup sugar until pale yellow& thick;set aside.
  3. In third bowl, whip egg whites to stiff peaks; set aside.
  4. Heat oven to 350¹.
  5. Gently fold yolks into dry mixture, adding water a tablespoon at a time if necessary.
  6. Then fold whites into chocolate mixture very gently.
  7. Spread batter into 2 (8") buttered cake pans.
  8. Bake about 45 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean.
  9. Remove and cool.
  10. Remove cake from pans.
  11. Heat cream in a small saucepan until hot.
  12. Remove from heat and add chocolate, stirring until smooth and shiny.
  13. Be sure to keep ganache warm& fluid.
  14. Spread jam on top of one layer and place other cake on top.
  15. Pour ganache over cake evenly.
  16. Refrigerate until set (about 30 min).
  17. To serve; cut into wedges and garnish with whipped cream& fresh berries.
  18. For a slightly less decadent version; leave out the whipped cream but use plenty of berries.
  19. Ha-ha.


Most Helpful

WOW, What an intense chocolate flavor with this recipe! This is excellent for those hard core chocolate lover, who enjoy a very intense rich chocolate taste. I halved the recipe for only one cake. Also, 1 1/2 cups of sugar. I did add 2 teaspoons of vanilla, and also increased the sugar too. This is a keeper for sure. My Dad who just loves a bittersweet dark chocolate, I know, will go goo-goo for this. Because I did not have any fruit, I just used whipped cream. As soon as my batteries recharge I will be posting a picture of it. It may be darker then most of yours, because I use a black cocoa. 1/2 of the regular cocoa and 1/2 of black cocoa.

michEgan June 06, 2005

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