Thursday, January 17, 2013

Faultless Flourless Chocolate Cake

On Monday night, as I was slumped on the couch savoring the final slice, I turned to Jonah and said, "I could live off this cake." There are a lot of words I could use to describe this flourless chocolate wonder, but the one that keeps coming to mind is right. It tastes just like you want it to. Chocolate, eggs, sugar and butter are the only accomplices, and aside from a little heavy whipping and some light folding, it couldn't be easier.

Flourless Chocolate Cake
Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart's Everyday Food

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus 1 tablespoon for greasing pan
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
6 large eggs, separated
1/2 cup granulated sugar
confectioners' sugar, for dusting

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

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 until combined. Pour cake 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.


  1. This is one of my favorite cakes! I'll have to try this recipe!

  2. This isn't on the diet but I'm going to make it anyway...

  3. I will definitely give this recipe a try! xx

  4. We gave up sweets for 21 days---and let me tell you--I am going to make this at the end of the 21 days! Haha. This looks awesome. Pinning now. :)

  5. 17 Perth,
    Good for you! This will make a perfect reward. :)

  6. My weakness! I absolutely adore flourless chocolate cake, for some reason they always make me feel so french haha.

  7. I have never attempted a flourless chocolate cake, this might be the year!

  8. I've made this cake using this recipe and yes, it's fabulous. Everyday Food recipes are always reliably great. I'm so sad the magazine is no longer being printed. I have all 98 issues!

  9. I definitely just pinned this. Your food photography is always lovely, and the cake looks delicious!

  10. you had me at "faultless." sold! :)

  11. I made this for a family function so that my son and I would have something gluten free to eat. The gluten-eaters ate it all up and asked for the recipe! We had to fight for our share. What a great recipe. As a side note, I cooled the chocolate mixture down considerably before adding the eggs as to avoid curdling. Thanks for the recipe!



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