Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe

This flourless chocolate cake is delectable and easy to make with nine ingredients. For an extra special treat, dust with confectioners' sugar and serve à la mode! 

– 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate bars roughly chopped (226 grams) – ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter cut into small cubes (115 grams) – ¾ cup granulated sugar (150 grams) – 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract – 4 large eggs at room temperature and lightly beaten – ⅓ cup Dutch process cocoa powder (30 grams) – 1 teaspoon espresso powder optional but recommended – ½ teaspoon baking powder – ¼ teaspoon salt



HEAT oven to 350°F (180°C). An 8-inch circular cake pan needs nonstick spray and parchment paper. Butter and chocolate are diced in a large microwave-safe bowl. 


Blend chocolate every 20–30 seconds in the microwave. Cool for 5 minutes. Add vanilla, sugar, and cooled chocolate before adding eggs.


 Whisk cocoa, espresso, baking, and salt in the bowl. Avoid overmixing batter. Smooth cake batter in buttered pan using knife or spoon. 


Bake on the center rack for 28–33 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out largely clean with moist crumbs. After baking, pan-cool 5–10 minutes.


After carefully inverting the cake, let it cool on another cooling rack. Top cake with whipped cream, chocolate ganache, or confectioners' sugar! Vanilla ice cream instead.


Also See: 

Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe