Flourless Chocolate Cake II


Perfect for chocolate lovers and people who can't have gluten! Great for entertaining, deceptively easy to make. I flour the pan using cocoa powder so it won't leave white marks on the cake and keeps it totally gluten free. Serve warm — either topped with whipped cream or dusted with powdered sugar — alongside a scoop of ice cream. For a chocolate ganache topping, see footnotes!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
1 8-inch single layer cake


  • 4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped

  • ½ cup butter

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup cocoa powder

  • 3 large eggs, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch round cake pan, and dust with cocoa powder.

  2. In the top of a double boiler over lightly simmering water, melt chocolate and butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, cocoa powder, eggs, and vanilla. Pour into prepared pan.

  3. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

    Slice of flourless chocolate cake on a white plate
    Flourless Chocolate Cake. Allrecipes

Cook's Note:

Slices can be reheated for 20 to 30 seconds in the microwave before serving.

Editor's Notes:

In our baking series "Bake No Mistake," we melted the chocolate-butter mixture in the microwave by cooking in 30-second intervals until completely melted, stirring in between each interval.

We also topped the cake with a simple chocolate ganache. To make the ganache, microwave 1/2 cup heavy cream and 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (or an 8-ounce semisweet chocolate bar, chopped) in 30-second increments until uniformly melted, stirring in between each interval. Pour ganache over the cooled cake and sprinkle with flaky sea salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

285 Calories
19g Fat
30g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 285
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 109mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 5g
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 112mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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