Flour-less Chocolate Cake

I have a love affair with dark chocolate! I mean its very hard not to and after working in a chocolate store for 6 year I have inevitably become a chocoholic, I love to bake with chocolate. The higher the percentage the better, I normally use 70% - 75% or higher when available.

This is a great recipe, I love it because it's really light despite what you might think, it almost feels like eating a chocolate souffle. I also like the fact that it needs few ingredients and is fairly simple to make. The best way to enjoy it, slightly warm!!


8oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 sticks of butter, cut in small pieces,
 plus more for the pan
5 large eggs, separated
1/2 cups of sugar
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
2 Tablespoons of  cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
Butter  and dust with cocoa powder an 8-inch spring form pan, set aside. Melt butter and chocolate in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, make sure the bowl is not touching the water, stir until smooth. 
Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar in a mixing bowl. Gradually add the egg mixture into the slightly cool chocolate whisking until well blend. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Whisk 1/4 of  the whites into chocolate mixture, gently fold remaining whites into the chocolate with a spatula. Pour into the prepared pan and bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes. Let it cool and serve dusted with confectioners' sugar or vanilla bean ice cream.


  1. It looks absolutely wonderful ... thank you for sharing. For a true chocoholic, the best chocolate cakes are the simplest. bravo.

  2. Hi
    I was planning to make this today, but noticed that the 2tbsps of cocoa powder mentioned in the ingredient list is not used in the recipe, is it used for dusting?

  3. Thank you for giving this recipe a shot, yes, cocoa powder it's only for dusting the pan after butter. I use cocoa powder to butter and "flour" the pan since is a flour-lees plus adds flavor to the final product.

  4. I made this cake last night and it was a total success! Thank you
    Xina L.

  5. Mmmmmm. Chocolate. You're very talented!

  6. I just made this. You're right, it's surprisingly light. And so delicious! I added a little cayenne pepper to the batter just to spice things up-yum!

  7. I just made it
    everyone loves it
    great recipe

  8. Thank you very much for trying the recipe and for taking the time to post a feedback! I am happy to hear that ♥

  9. Hi Najwa, I made this cake last night but something went wrong: it cooked in the right way inside but the top of the cake was too crusty.
    I did something wrong but I don't understand what: can you help me?

    Thank you
    Alessandra (from Italy)

    1. Hi Alessandra, thank you for trying this recipe! It's hard to tell what happened but It sounds like the egg whites were a little over beat (to stiff peak) wich is not really bad, some people actually prefers flour-less cake with a "crusty top". Thanks again for trying and letting me know. Happy holidays!

  10. One of my favorite recipes! I use it all the time and its a very big hit! Its so simple but at the same time its delicious! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  11. Just made this. I simply cannot believe how good the raw batter was! This is just too perfect, my favourite dessert ever.


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