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a flourless chocolate cake dusted with cocoa powder in slices
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5 from 2 votes

Flourless chocolate cake

Easy to prep, easy to eat! This flourless chocolate cake is so simple even young kids can make it. A delicious, chocolatey treat to end your day!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate desserts, easy dessert recipes, flourless chocolate cake, flourless desserts, how to make a flourless chocolate cake
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 343kcal
Author: Ari Laing

Equipment

  • 8" cake pan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips or melting wafers
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder plus more for dusting

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375. Spray an 8” cake pan with baking spray, then line the bottom with a round of parchment paper. 
  • Place the chocolate and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl, then heat on high in 30 second increments, stirring after each addition, until both butter and chocolate are completely melted. 
  • Sift the sugar, salt, and espresso powder in with the chocolate and butter, then add vanilla extract and whisk to combine. 
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until smooth. Add the sifted cocoa powder and whisk until just combined. Pour the batter into the greased cake pan. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a thin crust forms on top of the cake. Let cake cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then run a knife along the edge of the pan to loosen and invert onto a serving plate or cooling rack. Re-invert the cake one more time so it’s right side up. 
  • Allow cake to cool for additional 10 minutes before dusting with cocoa powder. Serve at room temperature or reheat until warm.  

Nutrition

Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 452IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 4mg
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