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Flourless Chocolate Cake
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Chilling Time
3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Vanilla lovers need not apply. This flourless chocolate cake is super rich, extra chocolatey, and all dressed up to celebrate the Oscars.
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American
Keyword: flourless chocolate cake
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 608 kcal
Ingredients
  • 6 oz unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), chopped
  • 12 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp bourbon (optional)
Chocolate Ganache
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
To Decorate
  • Oscar statue cut-out
  • 2 Tbsp confectioners sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 inch springform pan liberally. Cut out a parchment round and line the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter and the bittersweet chocolate together in a heat-safe bowl set over a pan of simmering water over low heat. Stir until completely melted and smooth. Cool slightly.
  3. While the chocolate is melting and cooling, combine the eggs, sugar, and salt in a large bowl and beat with the whisk attachment on high speed until thick and pale yellow, about 2-3 mins.
  4. Slowly add the melted chocolate mixture while beating on low speed and mix until just combined.
  5. Add the cocoa powder and mix until combined. Stir in the bourbon if using.
  6. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 25 - 30 mins or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out almost clean, with just a few chocolate bits attached.
  7. Leave the cake in the pan and let cook for about 15 mins before removing the sides. Loosen the sides with a sharp knife if needed before detaching the sides.
  8. Allow to cool an additional 30 mins, then invert the cake and remove the bottom and the parchment. Place on a plate (still inverted), cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.
Chocolate Ganache
  1. Heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat just to a bare simmer.

  2. Turn off the heat, add the chocolate and let sit for 5 -10 mins. Stir well until smooth and shiny.
Glaze the Cake
  1. Set the inverted cake on a wire rack over a sheet pan. Pour the ganache over the top and allow it to pour over the sides evenly, using an off-set spatula to smooth.

  2. Refrigerate for at least 30 mins until the ganache it set.
Decorate for the Oscars
  1. Print out an Oscar statue template and carefully cut it out. Lay the cut-out on top of the cake and be sure it's lying completely flat.

  2. Put a little confectioners sugar in a fine mesh sieve and dust it over the top. Carefully remove the cut out, slice, and serve!
Recipe Notes

Special equipment: fine mesh sieve, 9 inch springform pan

Nutrition Facts
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 608 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43g 66%
Saturated Fat 25g 125%
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 166mg 7%
Potassium 436mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 37g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 15.4%
Calcium 6.7%
Iron 25.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.