Published On: Wed, Sep 9th, 2020

Step-by-step: Flourless chocolate cake

A little lighter than a ‘normal’ chocolate cake, this flourless chocolate cake by AO Life tastes just as amazing!

Top with your favourite fruit and plenty of cream…

Flourless chocolate cake

Flourless chocolate cake

Servings 10
Author AO Life


  • 300 g dark chocolate, broken into chunks
  • 225 g golden caster sugar
  • 225 g butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 6 free-range eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 175 ml water


  • mixed berries
  • crème fraîche or whipped cream
  • poached pears

Flourless Chocolate Cake Ingredients


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4. Grease a 23cm (9in) springform tin and line
with baking paper.

2. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan.

3. Turn the heat down to low, then add the chocolate chunks and coffee.

4. Stir continuously until all the chocolate is melted, then add the butter and stir until combined.

Melting chocolate with butter

5. Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until fluffy and doubled in size.

6. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form.

7. Fold the melted chocolate mix into the egg yolk mix.

Whisking egg whites

8. Carefully fold one-third of the egg whites into the mix.

9. Now fold the rest of the egg whites in, being careful not to overwork it.

10. Pour the mix into the prepared tin. Bake for 50 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.

Folding chocolate cake mixture

11. Leave the cake to cool on a rack before transferring into the fridge for a few hours.

12. Serve your flourless chocolate cake with your preferred toppings, or on its own.

Flourless chocolate cake with berries

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