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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

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  • 8 oz Bittersweet chocolate, chopped or broken into pieces
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 5 Eggs, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Ground almonds (or almond meal)


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease an 8″ spring-form pan and set aside.
  3. In a heat-proof bowl set over a saucepan of boiling water (make sure the bowl does not touch the water), melt chocolate and butter, stirring until smooth. Set aside to cool.
  4. Separate the eggs: place yolks in a large bowl and white in a medium bowl.
  5. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  6. Add sugar to the egg yolks and beat until thick and pale yellow, about 5 minutes.
  7. Stir ground almonds into chocolate mixture. Scrape into bowl containing egg yolk mixture and mix well.
  8. Carefully fold egg whites into chocolate mixture to just combine. Transfer to prepared pan and bake 20-25 minutes (it should spring back when lightly touched).
  9. Cool on a wire rack before removing from pan. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or drizzle with hot fudge.