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Dark Chocolate Flourless Cake

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With Valentine’s Day looming, I want to declare my love of chocolate,  preferably dark chocolate. Really, really, good dark chocolate.

My guy, also loves his chocolate, we are two peas in a pod that way.  So, my Valentine’s Day gift to him is this decadent flourless dark chocolate cake. Moist, rich, dense and irresistible.  A special occasion cake for sure.

Please, don’t tell him how insanely easy it is to whip up.  Really, I slaved for hours and hours,  it was a labour of love.  Truly.

The perfect way to say “I love you”.  And, to eat cake too!

Decadent Flourless Chocolate Cake - Gluten Free

Dark Chocolate Flourless Cake


  • 12 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • Confectioners sugar for dusting


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Spray a 9 x 2 inch springform pan with nonstick spray.
  • Place chocolate, butter and salt in a large microwave bowl.
  • Melt in microwave on 75 percent power for 2 minutes. Remove and stir.
  • Continue in 30 seconds increments until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • Alternatively, place chocolate, butter and salt in a heatproof bowl.
  • Bring a saucepan filled with an inch or so of water to a very slow simmer, set the bowl on the pan without touching the water.
  • Stir occasionally until melted.
  • Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Beat the eggs and sugar with standing or hand held mixer at medium speed until light and thickened, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Fold the chocolate into egg sugar mixture well blended.
  • Pour into the prepared springform pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out wet but not gooey. About 1 hour and 25 minutes.
  • Remove cake from the oven and cool on a rack.
  • Dust with confectioners sugar and serve.

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