When there are a lot of events happening all at once – The Superbowl, Faschnaut Day, and Valentine’s Day, it is hard not to feel overwhelmed by all of the to-dos. I’ve decided to share my SIMPLE yet impressive flourless chocolate cake recipe with you. With only seven ingredients, most of which are pantry staples, you can whip up a delicious dessert for your Valentine with little time and planning.

Dietary Needs: Gluten-free, Kid-friendly, Vegetarian

Recipe By: Justin Beaver – Board Member, Sourcing Chair and Executive Chef

Ingredients

  • Cake Ingredients

  • 1 c semisweet chocolate
  • ¾ c butter
  • 1 ¼ c sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ c cocoa powder
  • 5 eggs, room temperature, beaten
  • Chocolate Sauce Ingredients

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • ¾ teaspoons vanilla

When there are a lot of events happening all at once – The Superbowl, Faschnaut Day, and Valentine’s Day, it is hard not to feel overwhelmed by all of the to-dos. I’ve decided to share my SIMPLE yet impressive flourless chocolate cake recipe with you. With only seven ingredients, most of which are pantry staples, you can whip up a delicious dessert for your Valentine with little time and planning.

Cooking Steps

  • 1
    Melt the chocolate and butter in a heat-proof bowl over a pot of simmering water.
  • 2
    Stir in sugar, salt, vanilla, and cocoa powder.
  • 3
    Making sure the mixture is not too hot, whisk in the beaten eggs.
  • 4
    Liberally spray an 8-inch cake pan. Line the bottom with a circle of parchment paper and spray the paper as well.
  • 5
    Bake at 350°F for about 25-30 minutes. The cake should be moist and read 200 degrees on a thermometer.
  • 6
    Sauce Instructions:
  • 7
    Whisk together the cocoa and the sugar in a cold saucepan until all lumps are absent.
  • 8
    Add the salt and the water and boil over medium to medium-high heat.
  • 9
    Reduce to a simmer, stirring constantly. Simmer for about 30 seconds and then remove from heat.
  • 10
    Let cool, and then add vanilla. Refrigerate when not using.

Recipe Notes

Serve as is or with a dollop of whipped cream and homemade chocolate sauce for a delectable treat; you won’t even remember it’s gluten-free!

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