Chocolate with Francois: My Favorite Flourless Chocolate Cake

by Joanne on July 31, 2011

This month was my pick for the group: Chocolate with Francois.  I have to say, I did GOOD!


My mother after, tasting one bite, said “I want this recipe.”


5 Ingredients:


  1. 11 oz 64% (I used semi sweet) chocolate, chopped
  2. 4 1/2 oz unsalted butter
  3. 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  4. 5 large eggs
  5. Confectioners sugar to top (optional)

Preheat oven to 325 F with rack in center.

Spray the bottom of a 9” spring form pan with non stick spray and line bottom with parchment.

Wrap the outside bottom of pan with foil to prevent water from leaking in.

Put chocolate in medium bowl.

Bring butter to a boil then pour over chocolate and whisk until melted.

In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs with the sugar then slowly add the slightly cooled chocolate mixture to the eggs and sugar. Stir together with a silicone spatula.

Pour into prepared pan.

Put the prepared pan into a large baking pan with about 1 1/2 inch sides.  Add some water (enough to cover bottom) and place in oven to allow baking for 50 – 60 minutes.

Remove and cool.  Once cooled, put into freezer for 30 minutes.  After it has been in the freezer, you may unmold it from the spring form pan.

Invert cake on a plate.  Allow to sit at room temp. from the freezer 15 minutes before serving.




This is one of those recipes which compels those who get midnight munchies to sneak into the kitchen and go for more!



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  • At 2011.07.31 11:38, Julie said:

    Great pictures! We loved this cake, too. Thanks for hosting and picking such a great recipe!

    • At 2011.07.31 14:02, Peggy said:

      Joanne, yours looks so much deeper than mine! This was one rich rich cake. I cut it into small squares and took it to work. The two of us could never have finished it off! Great job on yours.

      • At 2011.07.31 23:24, Monet said:

        Wow! I’m drooling. I need a chocolate fix before I go to bed! Don’t you love recipes that require just a few HIGH quality ingredients? Thank you for sharing with me. I hope you had a fun-filled weekend. Many blessings in the days to come.

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