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Flourless chocolate cake

Posted on: November 17, 2008

This recipe was given to me as part of my kitchen tea gift from my bridesmaids. They had asked all my friends for their all time favourite recipe and collated it into a cute little photo album and wrapped it up with ribbon and finished it off with a mini whisk.

I must admit that it was so special i actually put it away along with my other wedding mementos only to be taken out when i was feeling sentimental. I know that it was not the intention so a couple of months ago i took it out to be used for its intended purpose.

The first recipe i tried was of course a chocolate one and never having tried a flourless cake before this recipe had me intrigued. I didn’t know what to expect at first, i mean, how can a cake not have flour in it? But, it works so i’m not going to question it any further.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Flourless Cake

  • 125 grams unsalted butter
  • 185 grams dark chocolate (roughly chopped)
  • 5 large eggs (separated)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 230 grams caster sugar
  • 250 grams ground almonds (almond meal)

To decorate

  • 300g dark chocolate (melted)
  • 1 punnet fresh raspberries
  • Icing sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. In a medium heatproof bowl over simmering water, stir butter and chocolate until melted. Set aside to cool
  3. Beat egg whites with salt and 1/3 of the sugar until soft peaks form
  4. Beat egg yolks with the remaining sugar until creamy
  5. Fold yolks into chocolate then the almond meal, then fold the egg whites in
  6. Spray and line with baking paper a 22cm spring-form pan and pour mixture into the pan
  7. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until cake is firm in the middle and cool on a wire rack
  8. Meanwhile, cut out a circle of baking paper 6cm wider than the diameter of the cake
  9. Spread thickly with melted chocolate and set aside to harden slightly for 5 minutes
  10. Please on top of the cake and allow sides to fold down over the cake loosely
  11. Refridgerate until set and sprinkle with raspberries and icing sugar

Recipe from Gen 😀


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