Sunday, 16 November 2014

A flourless / gluten-free chocolate cake

Okay, this is not a baking blog, but since this is about chocolate... ;) I found this recipe for a flourless chocolate cake some time ago and it sounded delicious... now I got a chance to bake it. My daughter kindly assisted me, which means we needed a fairly uncomplicated recipe, since a six-year-old's enthusiasm greatly overpowers her patience and baking skills. ;) This recipe is perfect in that regard: the cake is very easy to make, just a few simple ingredients, and there isn't much mixing or whipping involved.

And the cake turned out really good: dark and intensely chocolatey, with a somewhat gooey centre and firmer edges. I would have preferred it slightly less dense, so if I give it another go, I'll try and see what happens if I reduce the time it spends in the oven. I almost always end up tweaking any recipe at least a bit, but this time, I only used just a little less sugar.

The cake isn't very tall, but if you top it with whipped cream or something (we used a sort of very light whipped custard, Flora Vanilla), it works out beautifully. A chocolate frosting would also work, but on the other hand, the light vanilla fluff gave a nice contrast to the heavy, dense chocolate cake.

And just in case you'd like the recipe in English:

125 g chocolate (definitely recommend the darker varieties!)
125 g butter
175 ml sugar (I used about 150 ml)
3 large eggs
125 ml unsweetened cocoa powder

Butter the sides of a round (20 cm) cake pan and line the bottom of the pan with baking parchment. Melt the butter and chocolate. Add the sugar while mixing with an electric mixer. Add the eggs, mix well. Add the cocoa powder. Beat the mixture for about three minutes. Pour into the pan and bake at 200 C for 20-25 minutes (I took it out after 20 minutes). It'll look like it's not done yet, but as it cools, it will settle.


  1. Siis, tämä lähtee kokeiluun! Nam nam nam...kiitos!
    Ja assistentille terveiset myös!

    1. Toivottavasti maistuu! :) Kovin isoa kakkua tuosta ei tule, mutta tuhdin lounaan jälkeen riitti kuudelle hengelle. Yhtään ei jäänyt yli, mutta eipä tarvinnutkaan jäädä.

  2. Very late in commenting - but I just have to say, Ulla, your blog is simply delicious :)!
    Hugs Kathy

    1. Well, thank you! :) It may seem like all I do is eat chocolate, though! :D