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Flourless Dark Chocolate Lover’s Cake Recipe

Flourless Dark Chocolate Lover’s Cake

Here’s an easy chocolate cake recipe with only five ingredients — five very, very good ingredients.

For a little twist, sprinkle a little cinnamon or espresso powder and powdered sugar on top of this chocolate cake instead of whipped cream, or infuse the whipped cream with mint, coffee, or berry jam. — Will Budiaman

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, plus more for the baking pan
  • 6.6 ounces dark chocolate, preferably Dove, chopped roughly
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons 70-percent (or greater) dark cocoa powder
  • 1 cup whipping cream

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Butter a 9-inch round baking pan and line with parchment paper.

Place the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water over medium-low heat, making sure the bowl does not directly touch the water. Add the butter and melt until smooth. Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk the eggs until slightly frothy.

Remove the chocolate-butter mixture from heat and whisk in the eggs. Using a rubber spatula, fold in 3/4 cup of the cocoa powder until just incorporated and pour into the baking pan. Bake until a crust forms on top of the cake, about 25-30 minutes.

Combine the cream and remaining cocoa powder in a large bowl and refrigerate. Remove the cake from the oven and let cool for at least 10 minutes before turning upside down onto a serving plate. Remove the parchment paper if stuck. Whip the cream and cocoa powder in chilled bowl until just stiff peaks form. Serve the cake with the chocolate whipped cream.

Nutritional Facts
Servings10
Calories Per Serving289
Total Fat25g39%
Sugar11gN/A
Saturated15g75%
Cholesterol131mg44%
Protein6g11%
Carbs17g6%
Vitamin A179µg20%
Vitamin B120.3µg4.3%
Vitamin C0.1mg0.2%
Vitamin D0.7µg0.2%
Vitamin E0.8mg3.8%
Vitamin K3µg3%
Calcium47mg5%
Fiber4g16%
Folate (food)16µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)16µg4%
Iron2mg11%
Magnesium64mg16%
Monounsaturated8gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.3mg1.4%
Phosphorus140mg20%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium239mg7%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg9.8%
Sodium44mg2%
Sugars, added10gN/A
Trans0.4gN/A
Zinc1mg8%