Flourless Chocolate Cake

I know what you’re thinking. A cake without flour? I’m the first to admit that it sounds crazy but it’s true and oh so shockingly good. Since it has no flour it’s practically healthy cake right? Okay so not quite but it sounded good. This is the most fantastic gluten free cake I have tasted to date. If you wouldn’t have told me it was flourless before taking a bite I would have never know. It’s chocolate-y, fudge-y, and so decadent you’ll want a glass of milk nearby.

I have wanted to make a cake since we returned home from HERSHEY PARK. The loverly Anna loaded me up with Hershey’s chocolate while I was there and there’s no chance that it was going to go to waste. Hello choco-holic here.

I made this using Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Chips but semi-sweet or dark would be finger licking good as well. Take your pick, make it as one large cake (in a 9″ spring form pan) or as 8 ramekins. I’m going for the ramekins so I can TRY to keep myself from eating too much. Operative word here is try. Chocolate is my cryptonite.

Don’t be alarmed when it puffs up in the oven like s souffle because it will. It will fall and fall hard as soon as it’s outside of the oven. It develops this crunchy thin layer that will crack but again no worries, it gives way to a moist fudgy chocolate interior and that’s what’s important.

It’s pretty amazing with a scoop of french vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. The things I try for you. I’m such a giver ; )  Or perhaps a raspberry sauce? Looks like I’ll have to experiment a little further. I love you all so.

Baci!

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Inspired and adapted from Shaina Olmanson’s Flourless Chocolate Cakes, via Desserts in Jars

 

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces Hersheys milk chocolate chips
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • powdered sugar - dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Spray 8 - 7 ounce ramekins OR a 9" spring form pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. Into a large microwave safe mixing bowl add butter and chocolate chips. Use melt feature if available OR microwave at 30 second intervals stirring after each until completely melted.
  4. Let chocolate cool slightly. Whisk in egg yolks one at a time.
  5. Into your mixing bowl add egg whites. Using a whisk beat until stiff peaks are formed. Add sugar. Beat until glossy.
  6. To chocolate mixture add half of egg whites. Mix to combine. Carefully fold in remaining half. Equally distribute mixture between ramekins (or pour completely into 9" spring form pan)
  7. Bake for 35-45 minutes OR until cake pulls away from sides.
  8. Dust with powdered sugar.

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30 Comments

  1. 1

    I’ve made my first flourless cake years ago for Daring Bakers and LOVED it. Of course I used dark chocolate 😉 I’ve made it at least 5 times.

    Love the individual ones you have here!

  2. 2

    I LOVE a flourless chocolate cake. So much chocolate to be had! Yours look so good!

  3. 3

    This looks mighty delicious! I have to say that I’m a dark chocolate fan, so that’d be my pick 🙂

  4. 4

    It does sound delicious. We don’t have any gluten issues here but I do love a good dense, more brownie-type cake so this fits the bill. Many thanks!

  5. 5
    Jan /

    Love the crackled crispy tops on these cakes! I’ve actually never made a flour less chocolate cake with anything other than dark chocolate, but I bet the milk chocolate makes it even more creamy and decadent inside!

  6. 6

    I love flourless chocolate cake! It looks super chocolately and delicious! 🙂

  7. 7

    I love flourless chocolate cake!! Top it with some vanilla ice cream and it’s perfect. Yours are a beauty!

  8. 8

    This cake looks heavenly!

  9. 9

    Just beautiful, Paula!

  10. 10

    I’m salivating here Paula! This sounds to die for! I can’t wait to give it a try!

  11. 11

    We can eat that for breakfast, right, since it’s practically healthy?

  12. 12

    These look so amazing! I can’t wait to give them a try too!

  13. 13

    These little beauties look awesome! Such a treat!

  14. 14

    Oh goodness, I would eat way too many of these in one sitting. I love flourless chocolate cake!

  15. 15

    Oh my….what a decadent dessert. I love anything chocolate and this flourless chocolate cake looks and sounds particularly good. Can’t wait to give this a try.

  16. 16

    Mmmmmmm. Just, MMMMMMMM Paula! This would satisfy any chocolate craving.

  17. 17

    Sooo seductive. The crackled top hints at the fudgy, chocolatiness underneath…sorry I lost myself for a second!

  18. 18

    I must have this as soon as possible! I love that you made in in the ramekins, so perfect!

  19. 19
    Laís /

    Fantastic! How many ramekins did it make?

  20. 20

    Can you believe I have never tried a flourless chocolate cake? I need to make one ASAP!

  21. 21

    Oh my! That looks scrumptious!

  22. 22
    jayliospecky /

    Is that 8 oz of chocolate chips referring to volume or weight?

  23. 23

    Hi Paula. Do you think it would work if I put prepped ramekins in fridge until after dinner and then threw them in the oven? Or would the chill time hurt it?

    • 23.1

      Hi Kait,
      I’ve not tried doing it this way. I typically just pop it into the oven as we’re starting dinner so that it’s ready when we’re finished. If you do try it let us know how it works out (that would be a great time saver!)

  24. 24
    Nyk /

    I used white chocolate and it was very good all though I believe 6 eggs was too many for the amount of chocolate i used.

  25. 25

    I know it wouldn’t be as good, but could you use a sugar substitute for the sugar and have it still work? (And not run the taste or not rise?)

    • 25.1

      Hi Joy! I’ve not tried making it with a substitution. In theory it “should” work. If you do try it let us know how it turns out.

  26. 26
    Chaney /

    The ingredients do not show up on the recipe! I’ve made it many times and went back today to make again and the ingredient list is gone.

    • 26.1

      Hi Chaney, so sorry about that. It’s fixed now : ) Glad you’ve enjoyed this one! It’s one of my favorites too.

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