4.34 from 6 votes
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Decadent, fudgy, this gorgeous flourless chocolate cake is the perfect sweet ending to your meal - and is gluten free dessert perfection! 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 379 kcal
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate chopped into small pieces NOT unsweetened
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder sifted to ensure there are no lumps
Chocolate Glaze Ingredients:
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 375 °F. Grease (with butter) a 10 inch spring form pan, cutting out a parchment circle for the bottom as well as a liner.

  2. Place chocolate and butter in the top bowl of a double boiler (or like me, a small pot inside a larger pot that has boiling water in it!) and melt together, stirring constantly, until smooth.
  3. Remove the pot from the heat and whisk the sugar in for 2-3 minutes. The more you whisk at this point, the less chance that your cake will be grainy from the sugar.
  4. Add in the eggs and beat in well, using the whisk. Whisk in the cocoa until smooth.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Cook in the oven for 22-25 minutes, until the middle is sightly jiggly when moved and the top of the cake has a slight crust. The less you cook it, the fudgier it will be! Make sure that the temperature in the middle reaches 165°F for raw egg safety.

  6. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then unhook the sides. Invert onto your serving stand/plate, remove the parchment paper carefully.
Chocolate Glaze
  1. Melt together the chocolate and the butter until smooth. Pour over the cake and let harden slightly.

Recipe Notes

This cake makes a lot of servings as it is really rich!

Nutrition Facts
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 153mg 6%
Potassium 248mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 27g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 10.9%
Calcium 3.6%
Iron 14.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.