flourless chocolate cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

This delicious flourless chocolate cake is light and airy. It is a sure crowd pleaser.

Serves 10|  Hands-On Time:  |      Total Time:  



  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Butter a 9-inch springform pan and dust with cocoa powder.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat the butter with ¼ cup of the heavy cream over medium-low heat until the butter is melted. Add the chocolate and stir until melted and smooth; remove from heat.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, and cocoa powder; whisk in the chocolate mixture.
  4. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake until puffed and set, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 1 hour. Run a knife around the edge of the cake before unmolding.
  5. Using an electric mixer, beat the remaining 1 cup of heavy cream with the crème fraîche and confectioners’ sugar until soft  peaks form. Dust the cake with confectioners’ sugar and serve with the whipped cream.

By  Sara Quessenberry , November, 2010