Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

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About this recipe: The addition of ground almonds sets this cake apart from others, and gives it a a rich and tender crumb. Serve warm with a dollop of cream for a truly luxurious pudding.


Serves: 10 

  • 200g high quality plain chocolate
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 200g peeled and finely ground almonds

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Break the chocolate into pieces in a bowl and set the bowl over simmering water to melt the chocolate, stirring occasionaly.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Separate the eggs, and add the yolks to the butter mixture together with the ground almonds and melted chocolate. Mix well to combine.
  3. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and add to the batter, mixing gently.
  4. Put the batter into a 20cm round tin, and bake in a preheated oven at 180 C / Gas 4 for about 20 minutes or until done.
  5. Cool in the tin for about 15 minutes before inverting onto a plate.

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