Friday, January 25, 2013

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Today is my BIRTHDAY! Yay! So to celebrate I am posting one of my FAVORITE cakes! It's absolutely wonderful! Rich, dark, and seductive: everything you want in a man...... And cake.

I actually made this cake when my gluten-free sister-in-law came over for New Year's and I decided it was the perfect time to make it. It is rich, chocolatey, dense, and delightful! I love the brownie texture and the whipped cream with a little sour cream made it taste slightly cheesecake-y. This is definitely a cake I will be making over and over and over and over again! It's seriously good. And really simple. Try it, I know you'll love it!

Flourless Chocolate Cake
  • 1  cup unsalted butter, plus more for the pan
  • 1/3  cup  unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for the pan and dusting
  • 1 1/4  cups  heavy cream
  • 8  ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 5  eggs
  • 1  cup  granulated sugar
  • 1/2  cup sour cream
  • 1/3  cup  confectioners sugar


  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Butter a 9-inch springform pan and dust with cocoa powder.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat the butter with ¼ cup of the heavy cream over medium-low heat until the butter is melted. Add the chocolate and stir until melted and smooth; remove from heat.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, and cocoa powder; whisk in the chocolate mixture.
  4. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake until puffed and set, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 1 hour. Run a knife around the edge of the cake before unmolding.
  5. Using an electric mixer, beat the remaining 1 cup of heavy cream with the sour creme and confectioners sugar until soft peaks form. Dust the cake with cocoa powder and serve with the whipped cream.
Adapted from Real Simple

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  1. Mmm....looks awesome (and we're gluten-free, so when I saw "flourless" I had to click!) I'll have to try it :)

  2. Mhmm looks great! Hope you had a great birthday!

  3. these are becoming very popular gonna try my hand at one s well
    come see what I shared at

  4. Those look so good. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  5. Happy (belated) birthday!!! Your cake looks amazing!

  6. what a great cake!
    It would be wonderful for Passover (which is in 2 months)
    Thank you for sharing it

  7. Wow, that looks so good! I eat next-to-no flour, so this is a perfect treat! Thank you!

  8. Hi! I found you on Talkin' About Thursday Linky Party. Your flourless cake looks so yummy! I would love it if you would share this on Whisk Away Wednesday, going on now at Can't wait to see you there!

  9. Mmmmm chocolate!!! Your cake looks very yummy, and if it has chocolate in it then it has to be Good!!! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  10. this looks truly decadent! Thanks so much for linking up over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party. Hope you'll join in again on Saturday.

  11. This looks so good! I would love to have you help kick off my new Creative HomeAcre Hop today!

  12. Hope you had a great birthday! =)
    Im a new GFC follower, saw your post on Adorned from Above linky party.

  13. This looks awesome! I love a good flourless chocolate cake :)
    I am so glad you shared this at the Back for Seconds Social - I'm featuring you tomorrow!

  14. Looks fabulous!
    Thanks for sharing with us!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  15. This looks awesome. We LOVE chocolate in our house. Thanks for linking up at Chef's Day Off on