Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake – A classy, elegant cake that’s ultra rich, fudgy, and tastes better than what you’d get in a fancy restaurant and it’s so EASY!! Your friends and family will think you slaved over it and be so impressed!!

Flourless Chocolate Cake - A classy, elegant cake that's ultra rich, fudgy, and tastes better than what you'd get in a fancy restaurant and it's so EASY!! Your friends and family will think you slaved over it and be so impressed!!

If you’re looking for a classy, elegant dessert to serve at your next party or for something that will impress your friends and family and make them think you slaved over it (but didn’t), this cake is the one.

It’s ridiculously easy but tastes like a million bucks. So rich, dense, and fudgy.

How To Make Flourless Chocolate Cake

The recipe couldn’t be any easier. Simply melt chopped chocolate and butter together in a large microwave-safe bowl before adding all of the rest of the ingredients, at one time, and mixing everything together.

For all of you bakers out there, just dumping everything into a bowl at once and mixing it all together probably makes you cringe – yeah, me too.

But since there’s no flour in this cake, there’s no need to worry about over-mixing the dough which would over-develop the gluten and create a tough cake.

There are no leaveners so no need to worry about those either.

In fact, you probably have everything in your cupboard to make this cake right now. Hint – go make it.

And I probably don’t need to say this but I will since someone is always new to the gluten-free lifestyle or is trying to cook for someone who is gluten-free or is trying to come up with a dessert for a mixed group of dietary needs, but this cake is naturally gluten-free because there’s no flour.

Flourless Chocolate Cake - A classy, elegant cake that's ultra rich, fudgy, and tastes better than what you'd get in a fancy restaurant and it's so EASY!! Your friends and family will think you slaved over it and be so impressed!!

What Kind Of Chocolate To Use

Use a semi-sweet or dark chocolate. This is not the time for milk chocolate.

Use a chocolate bar, not chocolate chips.

I used Trader Joe’s 72% Pound Plus Bar which I find perfect for most brownie and chocolate cake recipes. Dark enough to not be overly sweet but not so dark that it’s bitter. I wouldn’t go above 80-85%.

Flourless Chocolate Cake - A classy, elegant cake that's ultra rich, fudgy, and tastes better than what you'd get in a fancy restaurant and it's so EASY!! Your friends and family will think you slaved over it and be so impressed!!

How Does The Cake Taste

The flourless chocolate cake is extremely rich and fudgy. You truly only need a sliver of cake to be satisfied, especially if you’re going to be enjoying it after a meal. Think of this cake as something you’d eat in a fine dining restaurant. The portions are never big but what you do get tends to be highly satisfying and fulfilling.

I highly recommend serving the cake with fresh fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries. Or enjoy it with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or whipped topping. Something else to help mitigate the density of the cake is important here.

Depending on if you like chilled desserts, this is an excellent contender to be stored in the fridge and served chilled. Or you can keep it at room temp; this is totally up to you. Sometimes I find ultra rich chocolate desserts to be extra good if you serve them chilled.

Flourless Chocolate Cake - A classy, elegant cake that's ultra rich, fudgy, and tastes better than what you'd get in a fancy restaurant and it's so EASY!! Your friends and family will think you slaved over it and be so impressed!!

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Flourless Chocolate Cake - A classy, elegant cake that's ultra rich, fudgy, and tastes better than what you'd get in a fancy restaurant and it's so EASY!! Your friends and family will think you slaved over it and be so impressed!!

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake – A classy, elegant cake that’s ultra rich, fudgy, and tastes better than what you’d get in a fancy restaurant and it’s so EASY!! Your friends and family will think you slaved over it and be so impressed!!

Did you make this recipe?

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces semi-sweet or dark chocolate (I used Trader Joe’s 72% Pound Plus Bar), coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, diced into about 8 pieces
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder, plus more for dusting the cake after baking
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, ice cream, whipped cream, etc. for serving if desired

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300F and spray a 9-inch round cake pan with floured cooking spray, or grease and flour the pan; set aside.
  2. To a large, microwave-safe bowl add the chocolate, butter, and heat on high power for 1 minute. Stop to check and stir. Heat in 30 second bursts until mixture can be stirred smooth.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients and beat with a handheld electric mixer on high power until mixture is smooth and incorporated; the batter is quite thick.
  4. Turn batter out into prepared pan and bake for about 40 to 44 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs. All ovens, climates, pans, etc. vary and I recommend starting to check at the 30 minute mark for doneness and bake accordingly, as needed. Watch your cake and not the clock.
  5. Allow cake to cool in pan for about 20 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Allow cake to fully cool before dusting it with cocoa powder.
  6. Serve with berries, ice cream, etc. if desired. Depending on your personal preference, you may wish to keep this cake in the fridge and serve it chilled. Cake will keep airtight at room temp or in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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11 comments on “Flourless Chocolate Cake”

  1. This is looking very delicious and when i read it about the recipe. I feel like even i can make it because i don’t even know how to make tea but when you only need to put all the ingredients and put it in the microwave then i don’t think i can ruin it.

  2. This looks decadent! How many pieces would you recommend making?

  3. Wow–this looks fantastic, decadent, sinful….I could go on and on! It also looks easy and I totally appreciate that too!

  4. Is the nutritional breakout of 2402 calories for the whole cake?

  5. Hi, to be Gluten Free, what can be done to the pan instead of flouring it?

  6. great recipe, thank you, and flour-less so much better

  7. Hi Averie,
    I only have a 9inch springform pan. Can I use it for this recipe?

    Btw, Love love love your Lemon Loaf recipe! Thanks!

    Sandrine

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