Thursday, November 19, 2020

Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe. Oh. My.

 This recipe was originally from Eating Well Magazine  , January/February 2020, by Lynda Balslev, page 87.

I changed some of the amounts that she used and left out some of her ingredients. This is an old recipe though-I saw one like it in a 1930's women's magazine. Balslev's ingredients called for chipotle chile powder/ I didn't use that and I altered the sugar amount and oil (which I think could be left out completely).

Here is my recipe, with a huge bow to Lynda Balslev:

12 ounces dark chocolate

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup canola oil

1&1/2 teasp. vanilla

1 teasp. cinnamon

1/2 teasp. almond extract

1/2 teasp. salt

6 large eggs

1/2 cup granulated sugar

Use 3 of these 4 ounce boxes. If you use the already sweetened ones, use 1/2 cup sugar. If unsweetened-use almost 1 cup sugar.

Preheat oven to 350 degress F. Spray springform pan with oil. 

Melt chocolate and butter in double boiler. I used a pan inside a pan-the bottom pan had about an inch of water, on medium heat. Stir a lot. Remove from heat and stir in the seasonings and oil (if using). Beat the eggs about 3 or 4 minutes with an electric mixer. Fold in the melted chocolate mixture and stir this (use a big bowl to beat the eggs, so there's room for the added chocolate mixture). 

Bake for 35 minutes-I used Jumbo eggs so I had to add 15 minutes to the bake time. The top will look like it is 'set.'

Take the cake out of the oven, and let it cool. I take the side off the pan after about 45 minutes. Let the cake cool completely before putting in fridge.

This is SOOOO good. The texture is something like a brownie, but even better.

And it smells amazing while it's baking!

Please note: I did NOT get permission to re-do this recipe, but I'm giving Lynda Balslev the credit she is due for it. I have just changed some of her ingredients and amounts.

Some good add-ins would be nuts, chocolate chips, cocoanut, peanut butter.

Happy baking!



  1. Oh, this does look delicious! The add-ins sound wonderful, too!

  2. sounds delicious and that's my go to chocolate brand except for some keto bars I have trying out. I have never made this I need to thanks for the recipe

  3. This looks so wonderfully decadent, yummy! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Valerie

  4. Dear friend this sounds super. My hubby who has to live gluten free would love this cake. Thanks for sharing. Take care. Hugs!


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