Recipe courtesy of Madeline Lanciani

Simple Flourless Chocolate Cake

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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8 ounces high quality semisweet or bittersweet chocolate

1/2 cup cold coffee, rum, brandy or water

4 ounces (1 stick) butter

6 eggs, separated

1/3 cup granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Butter or spray 6 ramekins or 1 (6-inch) cake pan.
  3. In a double boiler melt chocolate, liquid, and butter. Beat egg yolks until light and fluffy. Add melted chocolate mixture. In bowl of mixer beat egg whites and sugar to stiff peak stage. Fold chocolate mixture into meringue. Pour into ramekins or cake pan and bake in oven for about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately.
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