Let Them Eat Cake
Try out this Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake
By Jess O’Toole
This cake is for chocolate lovers. Seek out the best quality chocolate you can find (go for 70-85% cacao solids in the dark chocolate). The recipe is absolutely foolproof, super simple and can be made entirely by hand, without any fancy baking equipment. It’s perfect for inexperienced bakers and it’s just the kind of recipe for someone who’s busy but still wants to throw together something special on Valentine’s Day. The reward: a rich, decadent, super-chocolatey cake that’s perfect just as it is.
Makes 1 cake, about 8 slices
6 oz. dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
2 oz. milk chocolate, broken into small pieces
8 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into cubes, plus extra for greasing the pan
6 large eggs (room temperature)
¾ cup granulated sugar
¼ tsp. salt
- Heat oven to 325º Fahrenheit. Butter a 9-inch springform pan and line the bottom with a circular piece of greased parchment paper to prevent the batter from leaking out of the pan.
- Place the chocolate, butter and salt in a heatproof bowl. Pour about an inch of water into a medium pot. Bring the water to a simmer, turn the heat to low and place the bowl on top of the pot, over the simmering water. The base of the bowl should not be touching the water. Stir the mixture frequently until melted and evenly incorporated. Set the bowl of melted chocolate aside to cool while you prepare the other ingredients.
- Beat the eggs and sugar (with a whisk by hand or using an electric mixer) until light and thickened, about 8 minutes. Gently fold in the cooled melted chocolate.
- Pour the cake batter into the pan and bake on the center oven rack for 1 hour. The cake is done when its set in the middle — a toothpick will come out wet but not gloppy. The surface of the cake may develop a few cracks, but not to worry, they just give the cake character. When the cake is done, place it on a wire rack to cool. To serve, release the cake from the ring mold. It’s delicious served warm or completely cooled, and the moist crumb ensures it will keep for several days.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Total Fat 26g
Saturated Fat 15g
Total Carbohydrates 35g
Dietary Fiber 2.5g