Flourless Chocolate Cake

Photo by Roland Bello
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  • Serves 10
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 530 calories
    • Fat 44 g
    • Sat Fat 26 g
    • Cholesterol 203 mg
    • Sodium 53 mg
    • Protein 6 g
    • Carbohydrate 37 g
    • Sugar 32 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Iron 1 mg
    • Calcium 49 mg


  1. Check 1cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for the pan
  2. Check 1/4cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for the pan
  3. Check 1 1/4cups heavy cream
  4. Check 8ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  5. Check 5 large eggs
  6. Check 1cup granulated sugar
  7. Check 1/2cup crème fraîche or sour cream
  8. Check 1/4cup confectioners’ sugar, plus more for dusting


  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 cocoa (or confectioners’ sugar) and serve with the whipped cream mixture.