Here is a simple recipe for a flourless chocolate cake:


  • 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350ยฐF (175ยฐC). Grease an 8-inch (20 cm) round cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  2. In a large, heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter, stirring until smooth.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and salt until pale and thick.
  5. Gradually whisk the melted chocolate mixture into the egg mixture until fully combined.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the cake is set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Let cool completely in the pan, then remove and serve.