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Easy flourless chocolate cake

Flourless Chocolate Cloud Cake

  • Author: Fadela
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10 parts


The flourless chocolate cloud cake recipe, with an ultra-fondant and rich texture in the mouth and is flourless (gluten-free). (For an 8-inch / 20 cm cake pan (8-10 parts)


  • 225 g (8 oz) Bittersweet chocolate - or semi-sweet
  • 120 g (1 stick + 1/2 tbsp) butter - unsalted
  • 5 eggs - separate at room temperature
  • 150 g (2/3 cup) Brown sugar - or cane sugar
  • 1 tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp espresso coffee - instant powder
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch Salt - sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F / 165°C and line an 8-inch / 20 cm springform pan with parchment paper.
  2. Melt the chopped chocolate and butter in a medium bowl in a double boiler or in the microwave.
  3. In another large bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the brown sugar, salt, unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla, and espresso powder until smooth.
  4. Add the chocolate and melted butter mixture and whisk again to incorporate.
  5. In another bowl place egg whites and mix with an electric mixer at medium speed for 4 to 5 minutes until stiff peaks form.
  6. Gently fold the whites into the mixture with a spatula, using circular motions from the inside of the bowl to the outside, until the mixture is fluffy and smooth.
  7. Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes until puffy. Checking by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake which should come out with a few crumbs and not liquid batter. If not, bake for another 5 minutes.
  8. Remove the chocolate cake from the oven and let it cool completely, then unmold it and place it on a serving plate.
  9. Cut the cake and serve it on a plate with a little whipped cream and fresh fruit.


Storage and freezing: Store the cake under a plastic wrap or in a storage box at room temperature for 3-5 days. You can also store the cake in the freezer for up to 3 months.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: cake, Dessert
  • Cuisine: american


  • Calories: 173
  • Sugar: 9
  • Sodium: 50
  • Fat: 11
  • Saturated Fat: 6
  • Carbohydrates: 28
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 5
  • Cholesterol: 85

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