It has always been a favorite dessert in fine dining establishments. Flourless Chocolate Cake is that elegant finishing touch that makes a gourmet meal satisfying, sweet and complete. And with Valentine’s Day approaching, how fabulous would it be to create a delicious chocolate cake with just three ingredients! Can it really be done? Absolutely! That’s what makes this cake so delightful. You really don’t believe it until comes out of the oven, cooled and ready to be cut. Before making this dense and delicious chocolate wonder, I spent hours viewing flourless chocolate cake recipes and techniques on line. I found some techniques to be overly complicated, and some recipes called for pretty random ingredients like garbanzo beans. But really, all you need to create chocolate decadence are three simple ingredients: chocolate, eggs and butter. (I did take liberties however, and added a pinch of salt to sharpen up the flavors, but it’s still basically three ingredients.) Most of the videos had decent results, but I was set on keeping it simple so this cake could possibly be declared one of your new go-to treats. I think it will be because it’s decadently delicious and as easy as one, two, three!
Watch my How To Video for Flourless Chocolate Cake here!
- 8 eggs
- 16 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup butter
- pinch salt, optional
- powdered sugar, whipped cream or fresh berries (for garnish)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 or 9 inch cake pan, or spring form pan. Select a baking sheet or roasting pan in which the cake pan will set. (You will be adding water to the bottom of the sheet or roasting pan.) In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips with the butter. Melt at 45 second intervals, and stir until the chocolate and butter are fully melted and combined. With an electric mixer, beat the eggs for 6-8 minutes or until double in size. The eggs should be foamy and light colored. Pour the melted chocolate into a large bowl. Spoon one third of the whipped eggs into the chocolate and gently fold until combined. Add the remainder of the eggs into the chocolate and fold until completely combined. Pour mixture into prepared cake pan. If using spring form pan, seal the outside and bottom with aluminum foil and place in sheet or roasting pan. Place in oven. Pour 1-2 inches of hot water into the roasting pan. Bake for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes up clean. Do not over bake. When done, let cool. (The cake will deflate.) Serve in wedges and garnish with powdered sugar, whipping cream or berries.