Flourless Chocolate Cake with Walnuts Recipe

Flourless Chocolate Cake
Maryse Chevriere

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 ½ sticks sweet butter, diced
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 3 ½ ounces walnuts, chopped
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting

I'll be perfectly honest — I'm not much of a baker. The precise measurements, the exact timing of everything, it's not really my game. But, for this cake, I make an exception. For chocolate (especially dark chocolate) you should always make an exception. Rich, dark, fudgy, with a little crunch from the walnuts, let's just say this is not a chocolate cake for the I-just-kind-of-like-chocolate person.

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place the chocolate and butter in a large heatproof bowl over a pot of steaming water. Stir to until the mixture is smooth and melted. Set aside.

In another large heatproof bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla extract and sugar. Place the bowl of the pot of steaming water, making sure that the water and the bottom of the bowl do not touch.

Use an electric beater to beat the egg mixture until it becomes very pale and thick (you should be able to make a ribbon-like trail when lifting the beater).

Remove the bowl from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes. Next, gradually fold in the chocolate a couple spoonfuls at a time — take your time here, you don't want to deflate the mixture. Once all of the chocolate has been integrated, mix in the walnuts.

Pour the final mixture into the prepared springform pan and bake in the oven for about 35 minutes (you want the top to have formed a light crust but for the interior to still be moist).

When ready to serve, remove from the pan and dust with powdered sugar.  

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

632 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

32%

Servings:

8
  • Fat 41g 63%
  • Carbs 68g 23%
  • Saturated 20g 101%
  • Fiber 3g 13%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 62g
  • Monounsaturated 11g
  • Polyunsaturated 8g
  • Protein 8g 16%
  • Cholesterol 162mg 54%
  • Sodium 52mg 2%
  • Calcium 49mg 5%
  • Magnesium 73mg 18%
  • Potassium 260mg 7%
  • Iron 2mg 13%
  • Zinc 1mg 10%
  • Phosphorus 166mg 24%
  • Vitamin A 195µg 22%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 5%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 13%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 2%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 7%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 33µg 8%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 5%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 5%
  • Vitamin K 4µg 5%
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