Flourless Chocolate Cake Cocoa Powder Recipe

Flourless chocolate cake
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Ratings (8)
  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 slices (8 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
371 Calories
21g Fat
39g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 slices (8 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 371
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 144mg 48%
Sodium 155mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 6g
Calcium 53mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Flourless chocolate cake is on every "chocoholics" list of favorite desserts. It's a slice of pure chocolate goodness - dense, dark, and decadent. There's only one problem with this flourless chocolate cake recipe - it's so easy, you may end up making it more often than you should!


  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Steps to Make It

  1. Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a mixing bowl for 2 minutes, or until light and foamy. Put the chocolate and butter in another bowl, and place over a saucepan of simmering water until both are melted. Stir to combine.

  2. Add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture, along with the cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla. Whisk until everything is combined. Grease an 8-inch round cake pan, and dust well with cocoa powder. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  3. Bake in preheated 300 degrees Farenheight. oven for 30 minutes. Remove and let cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack and allow to cool. May be dusted with additional cocoa powder if desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve.