Flourless Chocolate Cake

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Preparation time: 20mins
Cooking time: 1 hr

Serves: 8-10

Dietary guidance: v 

Tags: chocolate · almonds · gluten-free ·


200g (7 oz ) chopped dark cooking chocolate
150g (5 oz ) butter chopped
5 eggs separated
¾ cup caster (superfine ) sugar
1 ½ cups almond meal
icing (confectioner’s ) pure sugar for dusting


Preheat oven to 160C (325F ). Place the chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low hear and stir until melted and combined . Cool slightly, then pour into a bowl. Stir in the egg yolks, sugar and almond meal.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until firm peaks form. Fold the eggwhites into the chocolate mixture until just combined.
Spoon the mixture into a 22cm (9”) springform cake tin greased and lined with non stick baking paper.
Bake for 1 hour 5 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool completely in the tin.
Run a knife around the edge of the cake and remove from the tin. Dust with pure icing sugar.

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