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My famous flourless chocolate cake recipe... the easiest make ahead chocolate cake ever! Fail proof and it's gluten free too!

Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine General
Keyword flourless chocolate cake recipe
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories per serving 392 kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ lb dark chocolate (225 g)
  • ½ lb unsalted butter (225 g), diced
  • ½ cup strong espresso (120 ml), or milk or water
  • 3,5 oz brown sugar (100 g)
  • 4 small eggs
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Bring a small pan of water to a boil over medium heat. Put a larger heat-resistant glass bowl on top. Break or chop up the dark chocolate into smaller pieces. Add both chocolate and butter to the bowl.

  2. My famous flourless chocolate cake recipe... the easiest make ahead chocolate cake ever! Fail proof and it's gluten free too!
  3. Let them both melt over the boiling water bath (bain marie). Stir the melted butter and chocolate well until you get a glossy chocolate mix. Pour in the strong espresso and add the brown sugar as well. Season with a pinch of salt.

  4. My famous flourless chocolate cake recipe... the easiest make ahead chocolate cake ever! Fail proof and it's gluten free too!
  5. Mix the melted chocolate well again and take the glass bowl off the heat. Let it cool down for 10 minutes (to prevent the eggs from scrambling later).
  6. My famous flourless chocolate cake recipe... the easiest make ahead chocolate cake ever! Fail proof and it's gluten free too!
  7. Once cooled, break the eggs and add them to the chocolate mixture.
  8. My famous flourless chocolate cake recipe... the easiest make ahead chocolate cake ever! Fail proof and it's gluten free too!
  9. Stir firmly until you get a silky but airy chocolate batter. Line a 6-inch (15 cm) diameter cake springform tin with baking paper. Pour in the chocolate batter.
  10. My famous flourless chocolate cake recipe... the easiest make ahead chocolate cake ever! Fail proof and it's gluten free too!
  11. Put the springform tin in another larger oven tray or dish and fill it with cold tap water.
  12. My famous flourless chocolate cake recipe... the easiest make ahead chocolate cake ever! Fail proof and it's gluten free too!
  13. Put the tray and the springform tin in a preheated oven at 356°F (180°C) for 40 minutes. After that turn off the heat in the end but leave the cake in the hot oven for another 20 to 25 minutes. Then remove it and let the cake cool down fully in its springform tin.
  14. My famous flourless chocolate cake recipe... the easiest make ahead chocolate cake ever! Fail proof and it's gluten free too!
  15. Place the cake in the fridge overnight to chill and set. Next day carefully take it out of its springform tin. Gently peel away the baking paper. Cut the cake into wedges and serve.
  16. My famous flourless chocolate cake recipe... the easiest make ahead chocolate cake ever! Fail proof and it's gluten free too!