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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake
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Enticingly moist, this decadent Flourless Chocolate Cake features rich dark chocolate, a hint of coffee and a dollop of heavenly whipped cream.

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 40 min
Yields: 12 servings


2 bars (8 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Baking Bar 1 (2 sticks) cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup water 1/2 teaspoon NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
1/3 cup granulated sugar 8 large eggs
Powdered sugar Sweetened whipped cream (optional)


PREHEAT oven to 325º F. Grease bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Line bottom with parchment or wax paper. Grease paper.

PLACE chocolate, butter, water and coffee granules in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth. Stir in granulated sugar until smooth. Remove from heat.

BEAT eggs in large mixer bowl for 5 minutes or until the volume doubles. Fold one-third of beaten eggs into chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining beaten eggs one-third at a time until thoroughly incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan.

BAKE for 33 to 35 minutes or until cake has risen (center will still move and appear underbaked) and edges start to get firm and shiny. Cool completely in pan on wire rack (center will sink slightly). Cover cake; refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. (Cake can be prepared up to 4 days in advance.)

TO SERVE: About 30 minutes before serving, remove side of pan by first running knife around edge of cake. Invert cake on sheet of parchment paper, peel off parchment pan liner, and turn the cake right-side up on serving platter. Dust with powdered sugar. Serve with dollop of sweetened whipped cream.

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This cake is so delicious. It's almost fudge like in it's consistency. It's so easy to make it's almost fool proof. With so many people with allergies to food products this one is so good for people who are allergic to wheat gluten. I made it for a friend who loves chocolate but can not have wheat flour. It pleases me to be able to offer her something that she loves and it won't make her sick.



I made this cake for a friend who has celiac disease and can't have wheat, oats, barley etc. It is soooo rich and choclatey you don't miss the flour at all. Her son raved how good it was and asked me to make it for his confirmation party. I have made it for other occasions and have gotten raves. Keep 'em coming.


Jane Moreau

This is an awesome,easy,yummy recipe that my family and friends can't get enough of. I finally told them where to find this and many more great recipes.


Abigail Hallin

Made this for christmas dessert. Was good even without the coffee granules. I do recommend however that you serve it with a raspberry puree and homemade whipped cream. Just blend raspberries and add sugar or splenda to desired sweetness. For whipped cream I use any heavy whipping cream and add sugar and vanilla extract. Overall a great and easy to make dessert.


Jenny Cracchiola

Let me first say that I'm allergic to Wheat, barley, rye, soy, corn, & potato. My son is allergic to wheat. So when we offer to bring dessert to a dinner party, we try to find something we can ALL enjoy and love the taste of. That NEVER turns out well until this recipe. We (and our dinner party guests) LOVED it!! It has become our favorite dessert to make! To us, it tastes like a fudge brownie with almost a cheesecake-like texture!! You must try this dessert (hey if you're reading this you're halfway convinced you should). You won't be disappointed.



I made this recipe for a holiday party. I decided to make this recipe in those individual silicon molds (snowflakes for the holidays) They came out great! I put them on individual plates, sprinkled the powdered sugar over them and added a dolup each of french vanilla and strawberry cool whip. They were a hit! I found that if I filled the mold all the way they came out less dry and I just cut the excess of so they would sit flat on the plates.



I will make this cake any time. Family loved this cake, it is very good.


patricia johnson

this cake is number one in my family and grandkids love it was so esay to make and it is so good.


nikki pals

Looks too good to be this easy. This is a sinfully rich dessert. Nice for company but easy enough for family. The perfect blend of both. Problem is everyone now wants this and I have to be creative when I want to try something "new".


Virginia Blackman

I love this cake it is so hard to find recipes that don't have flour in it. I can not have any flour in my diet so this is perfect.



Liked the idea of a flourless cake, made this for Thanksgiving at a friends. Everyone loved it! Although the bittersweet chocolate is definetly for mature tastebuds. I'm going to try and make this with semi-sweet chocolate at Christmas! It is fairly easy to make.


Eliz Nowak

This cake was a hit with the whole family, though I am the only one with the gluten allergy. I especially like it with chocolate sauce and fruit. We will have this again!



this was ssssssooooo good....i didnt think it would turn out great because i had to use a regular glass pan...i lined it with parchment paper and when it cooled i added a can of cherry pie couldn't see that the cake didnt turn out perfect and it was a hit!!! noone could believe that it was flourless!


Linda Boyd

Flourless Chocolate Cake is rich with chocolate flavor. It is a great recipe for chocolate lovers.


M. Jensen

I made this cake for a special Easter dessert. It was very easy to put together and everyone enjoyed each and every bite. I will definitely add this to the "must have holiday dessert" menu.



We always search for desserts to serve during the Passover holiday; I loved this, because my Mother in Law's birthday fell during the holiday this year. I made a couple of adjustments, like using granulated sugar processed with potato starch for the powdered sugar (no cornstarch is allowed either) and it was wonderful. I loved the density and rich chocolate flavor. Definitely a keeper! Yum!


Diane Fallis

My grandkids loved this one. I wasn't sure about adding the coffee granules and had to borrow some since I do not drink coffee but it was well worth the effort. It was delicious.


Elizabeth Maislen

This cake is easy to make and everyone that tasted it thought it was excellent! I will make this again and again.


Lynn Huber

I have a sensitivity to wheat and it's a rare treat to find a recipe that I can use and enjoy and this is one! This is a very rich cake with an interesting texture and a nice full chocolate flavor. It was easy to make. My husband liked it, too!



I made this and it was good, I have a slightly denser recipe that I usually make, this is a lighter version of the same cake. I served it with frozen berries (a juicy puddle) all around it.

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