Valentine’s Day Recipe: 5 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe

Valentine’s Day Recipe: 5 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe

If you adore chocolate cake and do not want to spend a lot of time making a homemade version, you need to try a flourless chocolate cake recipe. I did not pick this recipe because we are a gluten free family.

Although I guess it technically is a gluten-free dessert recipe-someone please correct me if I am wrong.  With only 5 simple ingredients, you can bake up this decadent Simple Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe

Simple fLourless chocolate Cake Recipe

 5 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe

I have made flourless Chocolate cakes on several occasions simply because they are so rich and decadent, you would think you were slaving over the oven for hours. Flourless Chocolate Cakes are really super easy to make and you probably have most of the ingredients on hand.

The best part, most recipes take under an hour to prepare from start to finish. You can also make these days in advance for entertaining.  The cake is rich enough that you only need a sliver per person, but my guess they will be begging for another slice.

You can melt the chocolate in the microwave or make a double boiler with a saucepan and glass bowl. 

how to make a double boiler

 Make sure you prepare your pan with parchment paper for easy removal of the cake. It is very light in texture and will not like being pulled out!
Simple fLourless chocolate Cake Recipe
 
While it is beautiful and tasty right out of the oven, we thought we would share some fun cake decorating variations that are simple yet elegant. 
 
Simple fLourless chocolate Cake Recipe 5 ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe
 
You can simply sift more cocoa powder on top of the flourless chocolate cake.  
 
Simple fLourless chocolate Cake Recipe
 
Or get a little fancier and cut out a paper shape, we made a heart for Valentines Day.  Then sift powdered sugar on the area you want to pop. 
 
Simple fLourless chocolate Cake Recipe
 
Lift up your shape and your cake takes on a whole new look. 
 
Simple fLourless chocolate Cake Recipe
 
Serve it on its own, or with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.  Flourless cakes are simple to make and definitely are not lacking in flavor or appeal.  
 
 
Maybe you can share this with a loved one this year and not just on Valentines Day. This makes a great dessert for entertaining or any date or girls night!
 
Simple Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe 5 ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe
 
Simple Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe 5 ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe

Simple 5 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake

 5 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe

5 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe

Yield: 8-10 slices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

A simple 5 ingredient Chocolate flourless cake that is quick to make but is decadent enough to serve at a dinner party

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened)
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder plus additional for sprinkling
  • Powdered Sugar if making design

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375°F and butter an 8-inch round baking pan. Line bottom with a round of wax paper and butter paper.

Chop chocolate into small pieces. In a double boiler or metal bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water melt chocolate with butter, stirring, until smooth.

Remove top of double boiler or bowl from heat and whisk sugar into chocolate mixture. Add eggs and whisk well. Sift 1/2 cup cocoa powder over chocolate mixture and whisk until just combined.

Pour batter into pan and bake in middle of oven 25 minutes, or until top has formed a thin crust.

Cool cake in pan on a rack 5 minutes and invert onto a serving plate.

Dust cake with additional cocoa powder and/or powdered sugar and serve with ice cream or whipped cream

Notes

Cake keeps, after being cooled completely, in an airtight container, 1 week.

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 371 Total Fat 21g Saturated Fat 12g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 7g Cholesterol 100mg Sodium 32mg Carbohydrates 41g Fiber 3g Sugar 34g Protein 6g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.

6 Comments

  1. I’ll take two pieces!! lol

  2. Yum! This looks great! I like to put finely chiffonaded basil on top of the cake & ice cream… sounds strange but I had it at a restaurant once and it was out of this world!

  3. I love the new look here too!

  4. looks delicious!

  5. Looks amazing!!

  6. Yum!!

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