Saturday, May 19, 2012

Flourless Chocolate Cake

You know what's good about gluten-free eating? You can always have flourless chocolate cake.

Do you know what isn't flourless? Wedding cakes.

Excuse me while I disappear for the next week in preparation for making my first wedding cake.

Fasten your seatbelts. I'm a little scared but mostly determined and very excited. See you next week!

Flourless Chocolate Cake
adapted from Martha Stewart

6 tablespoons salted butter, plus more for pan
8 ounces 60% cocoa chips
6 large eggs, separated
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

- Preheat the oven to 275 and place a rack in the center. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9 inch spring form pan and 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. 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.
 - Pour 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 or raspberry reduction or your choice of toppings!


  1. Well, if your lovely flourless chocolate cake is any indication, I'm sure the wedding cake will be a hit. Can't wait to read the post. Not that you need it but good luck!

  2. These had the most interesting texture - fluffy, cake-y, and almost merengue-y also. So good!

    And the wedding cake hit it out of the park, also. A cake for chocolate lovers, for sure!

  3. Anna, beautiful flourless chocolate cake and I do wish you luck with that wedding cake!

    I've nominated you for a brand new award! Please stop by my blog to "pick it up”. I really enjoy reading your stories!

    Take care - hope to "see" you again soon!

  4. Oh this looks so beautiful! And also very decadent and delicious! Yum!

  5. Flourless choco cakes are such a great thing! It looks so yummy.