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Flourless Chocolate Cake (Gluten-Free)

The best flourless chocolate cake recipe - This simple healthy and easy cake is low carb, keto, paleo, and gluten-free. If you use sugar-free chocolate, the cake would also have no sugar. You can use any chocolate, so it is entirely customizable to your tastes and dietary preferences. 3 simple ingredients. Cake is rich, fudgy, dense, and moist. Makes one small cake.

This cake is amazing. I mean, really and truly pretty much the best thing I ever tasted.

Imagine your favorite chocolate bar made into a moist, rich cake. That's exactly what you will get with this cake. If you like the chocolate you put into it, you will love the cake at the end.

Whether you are gluten-free or not, you should try this cake. Its texture is unlike any other cake I've ever had, more like a dense brownie almost. 

Seriously, just make the cake. You're going to love it.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake (Gluten-Free)
The best flourless chocolate cake recipe - This simple healthy and easy cake is low carb, keto, paleo, and gluten-free. If you use sugar-free chocolate, the cake would also have no sugar. You can use any chocolate, so it is entirely customizable to your tastes and dietary preferences. 3 simple ingredients. Cake is rich, fudgy, dense, and moist. Makes one small cake.
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb chocolate note that your final cake will taste exactly like the chocolate that you use. I used an entire pound of Hershey bars, and I adored the final product. Some of the other Daring Bakers used mostly bitter dark chocolate, and they were less pleased with their final product.
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 5 large eggs separated
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb chocolate note that your final cake will taste exactly like the chocolate that you use. I used an entire pound of Hershey bars, and I adored the final product. Some of the other Daring Bakers used mostly bitter dark chocolate, and they were less pleased with their final product.
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 5 large eggs separated
The best flourless chocolate cake recipe - This simple healthy and easy cake is low carb, keto, paleo, and gluten-free. If you use sugar-free chocolate, the cake would also have no sugar. You can use any chocolate, so it is entirely customizable to your tastes and dietary preferences. 3 simple ingredients. Cake is rich, fudgy, dense, and moist. Makes one small cake.
Instructions
  1. Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler, stirring often. (I am going to try to pre-melt the butter next time since it took a lot longer than the chocolate to melt and become smooth.)
  2. While the chocolate butter mixture is cooling, butter an 8-9" springform pan; line with a parchment circle, then butter the parchment.
  3. Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites and put into two medium/large bowls.
  4. Whip the egg whites in a large grease free bowl until stiff peaks are formed (do not over-whip or the cake will be dry). If you try to do this by hand, your arms will be so tired that you'll think they are falling off and the egg whites will not become stiff enough. Learn from my mistake, and use some kind of electric mixer. A hand mixer would probably be best, but I'm going to try my stand mixer next time because I don't have a hand mixer.
  5. With the same beater, beat the egg yolks together. Add the egg yolks to the cooled chocolate.
  6. Fold one-third of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture and follow with remaining two-thirds. Carefully fold until no white remains without deflating the batter.
  7. Pour batter into the prepared pan. The batter should fill the pan ¾ of the way.
  8. Bake at 375F for about 25 minutes.
  9. The top of the cake will look similar to a brownie and a cake tester will appear WET.
  10. Cool cake on a rack for 10 minutes then unmold.
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