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Indulgent Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake

Indulgent Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake. Decadent and fudgy. Gluten-free. Easy to bake. Only six ingredients! This is a winner.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Allie Taylor


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 18 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • 6 large eggs


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Grease a 9 1/2 inch deep pie plate. Set aside.
  • Separately, heat hot water in a kettle. (You will be baking the cake in a hot water bath.)
  • In saucepan over medium heat combine water, salt and sugar until completely dissolved.
  • Add in chocolate, stirring constantly until completely melted.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Cut butter into small pieces and stir into melted chocolate until completely melted. (You may need to return to heat for a minute.)
  • Beat in eggs one at a time.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.
  • Place pie plate in a larger pan. (A roasting pan works nicely.)
  • Carefully pour hot water 1/2 way up the sides of pie plate.
  • Bake cake in water bath at 300 degrees for 45 minutes. Center may still look slightly wet after 45 minutes. That's ok, it will firm up.
  • Cool, then chill cake overnight.
  • Serve with vanilla ice-cream or whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Or plain.


This is gluten-free!
Make your own whipped cream. Use 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar for every 1/2 cup of whipping cream, then beat 'til stiff.
Grate dark chocolate for garnish.
Make this a day ahead so it can chill.
Grease pie pan well before baking.
Chill thoroughly before cutting.