Flourless chocolate cake

Flourless chocolate cake: Indulge in the taste. Image: Nomfundo Hlubi.

Flourless chocolate cake – Yes it’s possible and so delicious

Experiment in your kitchen with this flourless cake recipe. You will be pleasantly surprised!

Flourless chocolate cake

Flourless chocolate cake: Indulge in the taste. Image: Nomfundo Hlubi.

Ever tried baking a flourless chocolate cake? This recipe guides you on how to get your flourless cake just perfect. Yes, it is actually possible to bake a cake without flour or any substitute for flour.

For that delicious chocolaty flavour, make sure you a good quality dark chocolate as this recipe does not contain cacao. The remaining ingredients include only butter, sugar, quite a number of eggs and vanilla essence. You can also add some rum for some extra punch and taste if you prefer.

This flourless chocolate cake recipe comes together quickly and easily. In less than an hour you can have this cake prepared and out of the oven. By the time the cake comes out of the oven, it must still be a little bit jiggly in the centre and not completely set. Then, allow it to cool for about 10 minutes before dusting generously with icing sugar.

Serve this delicious flourless chocolate cake with fresh cream and berries, or just as it is. It is tasty enough to eat without anything added to it.

Flourless chocolate cake recipe

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Recipe by Nomfundo Hlubi Course: DessertCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy


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  • 250 g 250 good quality dark chocolate, chopped

  • 250 g 250 butter

  • cups sugar

  • 7 7 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon 1 vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons 2 rum (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Grease and line a 23 cm cake tin with parchment paper. Grease again.
  • Melt the chocolate and butter together over a double boiler or in a microwaveable bowl until all the chocolate has melted.
  • Stir in the sugar and mix until all combined. Allow cooling slightly before adding eggs.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, continue to stir until the mixture is thick and glossy.
  • Add the vanilla and optional alcohol.
  • Pour into the greased cake tin. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes. The cake should still jiggle in the centre but not be completely set.
  • Allow cooling for 10 minutes.
  • Dust with icing sugar.
  • Serve with fresh cream and berries or just as it is.


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