Flourless Chocolate Cake

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins

Decadent and delicious, chocolate lovers will adore this four-ingredient dessert. The edges and top of our flourless chocolate cake develop a delicately crisp crust, while the center remains moist and fudgy. It's the last course you didn't know your dinner party menu was missing.


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for pan

  • 8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

  • 6 large eggs, separating yolks and egg whites

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

  • Sweetened whipped cream, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees with the rack in the center. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.

  2. Place butter and chocolate in a large heatproof bowl and microwave in 30-second increments, stirring each time, until completely melted. Let cool slightly. Whisk in egg yolks.

  3. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add granulated sugar, and continue beating until glossy stiff peaks form. Whisk 1/4 of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture; then gently fold in remaining egg whites.

  4. Pour batter into the prepared pan, and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Bake until the cake pulls away from the sides of the pan and is set in the center, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack; remove sides of pan. Serve at room temperature, dusted with confectioners' sugar. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

    flourless chocolate cake
    William Meppem
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