5-Ingredient No Flour Chocolate Cake

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 30m
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"Now, for anyone who knows me; understands, that I don't enjoy baking. It isn't that I can't; I just am more of a cook vs a baker. But, every now and then; I am asked to bake something for a party of get-together. So, when it comes to baking ... I like anything easy. And, this is really, a rich decadent dessert; simple, and flour-less too. I like to garnish with a little powdered sugar; maybe some fresh fruit; or a simple dollop of whipped cream."

Original recipe yields 8-12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (145.2 g)
  • Calories 562.5
  • Total Fat - 32.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 15.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 202 mg
  • Sodium - 220.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 65.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.2 g
  • Sugars - 64.6 g
  • Protein - 7 g
  • Calcium - 43.9 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Chocolate ... Add the chocolate, butter, and salt to a glass bowl; and microwave on medium heat for approximately 2-3 minutes, stirring often; until melted. You can also do this over a pot of boiling water too. Make sure that the water does not hit the bottom of the bowl; you want to melt it slowly. Cool slightly before adding to the eggs and sugar.

Step 2

Eggs and Sugar ... Beat the eggs and sugar with a standing mixer or hand held mixer, for 8-10 minutes until you get a light lemon color; and, the eggs and sugar are lightly, fluffy, and thickened. Don't rush this.

Step 3

Cake ... Gently fold the semi cooled chocolate into the egg and sugar mixture.

Step 4

Bake ... First, preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9x2" spring form pan with a nonstick spray. I actually like to spray the sides; but, I line the bottom with a piece of parchment paper. Both methods work. Pour the cake mix into the pan.

Step 5

Bake approximately 1 hour 25 minutes, on the middle shelf; until a toothpick or knife inserted in the center of the cake comes out a bit wet; but, not gooey. You still want it very moist. Also, if you press your finger on the top; it will spring back.

Step 6

Once the cake is done; remove from the oven, and transfer to a cooling rack. When completely cooled, remove the ring, and transfer to a cake plate or serving dish.

Step 7

Finish and Serve ... Dust with powdered sugar; and garnish with fresh fruit if you want. I happen to like fresh raspberries. A dollop of whipped cream or even ice cream is a nice.

Step 8

If you feel like getting fancy. Dust with the powdered sugar, add a small group of berries in the center, lightly drizzle with chocolate; and, add a mint sprig on top of the berries. So, you can keep it very simple; or really 'jazz' it up for a special party.

Step 9

You can even add a little orange liquor and orange zest to the cake; then garnish with a couple of orange slices. Lots of flavor combinations.

Step 10


Tips & Variations

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