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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Recipe photo courtesy of William Meppem

Chocolate lovers will adore this dessert. The edges and top develop a delicately crisp crust while the center remains moist and fudgy.

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2004
Total Time Prep Servings



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  • MS10945551
    9 MAR, 2019
    Wonderful, delicious!
  • teresarose67
    13 FEB, 2019
    I made this cake when it originally was published in the Every Day Food Magazinein. It has been a staple in out home ever since.
  • ALR12225765DW
    20 JUN, 2018
    Made this tonight and since I'm on a ketogenic (low carb/no suger) diet I had to make several adjustments. For the chocolate I substituted Hershey's sugar free morsels. Instead of regular sugar I used 1/4 cup of Monk Fruit. I didn't need more "sugar" as the morsels have sugar alcohols. I did add a few tablespoons of heavy cream and coconut flour for texture. It turned out great! Rich and delicious. Next time I'll add some espresso freeze dried granules and cinnamon. Just tweeks really.
  • MS112586325
    1 APR, 2018
    Outstanding. This is our family go-to celebration cake. It is straightforward, unfussy, elegant. Use great quality belgian dark chocolate (callenbault) and wait for the applause. Truly, this cake never fails to impress—it is light yet luscious, intense yet delicate. Perfect.
  • saddlesnspots
    7 DEC, 2017
    I have made this cake several times & will be making it again next weekend! It's easy and always turns out fabulous! I always use fresh eggs, butter and the best chocolate I can find. One time, I was short on chocolate and found some old raspberry flavored chocolate chips in the pantry, so I threw them in.... the cake was still great & had that hint of raspberry flavor.
  • sapricotzinegm
    16 APR, 2017
    Very yummy! Just followed this because I was craving a treat which is not easy on Passover! Easy to make. I didn't have enough chocolate so I subbed 4 TBS baking cocoa powder and it turned out. Also used non-dairy margarine and it did not impact the final product. This would probably be tasty with coconut oil instead of butter and coconut shavings. My only comment is that if you want this to be kosher for Passover, use kosher for Passover powdered sugar. Regular powdered sugar has cornstarch which is not kosher for Passover. Kosher for Passover powdered sugar uses potato starch. Honestly, this has a lot of protein and not that much sugar. Probably healthier than a Clif bar!!!
  • dianeblakegmai
    24 OCT, 2015
    I love this cake! Thanks for the tip on the longer baking time. It was perfection. Does anyone have experience/advice on how to apply this recipe for a much larger cake? Party coming up with 40 + guests!
    • mini2maxi
      9 APR, 2017
      Make individually. Some cakes can't be made larger? Try it out and double the recipe
  • debipierremec
    4 APR, 2017
    Amazing cake! Light- almost like a souffle. Easy to make. The high protein, no flour, low sugar will make this cake my new goto easy dessert.
  • dandickmeyergm
    15 JAN, 2016
    I really goofed and left half the chocolate on the counter. But the cake worked great without it. It rose perfectly and had a light airy texture and I did not miss the extra chocolate. In fact I think that might have made it too dense and rich. I love my augmented recipe.
  • margaretjeanada
    15 SEP, 2015
    I just forgot to say that I didn't have a springform pan (hope Martha isn't listening) so I made it in the only available dish: an 8 inch square pyrex casserole type dish... And it still turned out just the way Martha Stewart said it would...So don't be leery of trying it, okay?

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