I hate to do this to you…

But I will do it anyway. I will give you the recipe for the simplest Flourless Chocolate Cake. And once you take a bite, the whole world will be alright again!

This is Camille Cooper’s recipe. Camille is the sister-in-law of my good friend, Hande and I tasted this cake of hers several times when I was living in Clemson,SC. Everytime, I took a bite, I could only say “Gosh! This is SO RICH”. She heard me saying this so many times. Finally she gave me the recipe at my kitchen-themed bridal shower. When  I looked at the recipe, I remember saying “Hah, this is it??…Only 4 ingredients??”

I have been married for seven years now and I had not made it until this weekend. Simple recipes with so much flavor scare me. I feel like there is a trick to it that I don’t know and I will mess it up greatly along the way. So, I avoid them, for, like seven years.

Then one day, I said “enough is ’nuff” and I woke up at 7 am to melt the chocolate, whip the eggs and bake the cake.

And here it is.Thank you again, Camille!

It is SO RICH!

Velvety, chocolatey, dense cake. It is not for everyone, especially not for people who  “can’t really eat that much chocolate and butter”.

It is for the hard core addicts among us. No names needed, your secret is safe with me. You’re welcome! :)

Happy Monday!

Flourless Chocolate Cake

  • 8 large eggs (cold)
  • 1 lbs semi-sweet baking chocolate (coarsely chopped)
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter (cut up in 1 tablespoon sizes)
  • 1/4 cup of Kahlua (you can substitute cooled strong coffee)
  • Chopped hazelnuts for decoration

1. Grease the sides of an 8 inch cake pan and line with parchment paper. Wrap the sides and bottom of the cake pan with aluminum foil. Place the cake pan in a large roasting pan.Preheat the oven to 325-F.

2. In a double boiler (top sitting over a simmering water, not touching the water), combine chocolate, Kahlua and butter. Stirring occasionally, melt the chocolate.Set it aside.

3. Beat the eggs for 5 min or until the volume doubles.

4. Fold 1/3 of the eggs into chocolate mixture. Stir by folding motions until eggs are completely mixed in with chocolate mixture. Add the remaining of the eggs into the chocolate mixture in two batches. Stir/fold until eggs are completely mixed.

5. Pour cake batter in the cake pan. Smooth the top of the cake.

6. Pour boiling water into the roasting pan half way up to the cake pan.

7. Place the roasting pan in the middle oven rack carefully.

8. Bake for 25 min or until the temperature reaches 140-F in the middle of the cake (do not touch the thermometer to the cake pan. It took a bit longer in my oven but recipe card said 20-25 min).

9. Remove the cake pan from the roasting pan, cool until it comes to the room temperature.

10. Refrigerate overnight. Take out of the fridge 30 min before serving. Decorate with chopped hazelnuts.






  1. by Mrs Ergül
    10:59 pm
    Apr 29, 2012

    Seriously!! There might be only four ingredients but there is an enormous amount of each!! I feel these will be equally great in cup sizes.

  2. by Lana
    11:57 pm
    Apr 29, 2012

    I love flourless chocolate cakes! So intense, so dark, so moody – just perfect! I have made several throughout the years, but I will try this one, just because I like making stuff my friends recommend:)
    I hope you have a great week!

  3. by Nicole
    4:34 am
    Apr 30, 2012

    I swear I could smell this cake when I opened up the page. Look at that. This cake is murderous! I’m pretty sure this cake would kill my boyfriend who has heart trouble and it would certainly kill me if I made it while he was away because I would probably eat the whole thing by myself. I just want you to know if I do decide to make this I will leave the computer open to this page. When they find me with the empty pan they will know what happened!

  4. by Shelley
    1:37 pm
    Apr 30, 2012

    Yep, they’re over the top rich but sometimes a flourless chocolate cake really hits the spot. I’ve made a similar cake and while I rarely finish it before it’s time to throw it out, the first few pieces are divine!

  5. by Thyme (Sarah)
    7:03 pm
    Apr 30, 2012

    Eggs, butter, chocolate and kaluha! Died and gone to cocoa bean heaven! It looks amazing. BTW, last week, kids and I went on an all day field trip with the museum. We toured a Turkish Mosque (family center) here in Houston. It was so wonderful. When we arrived we had Turkish Delights, learned how to ‘waterpaint’, ate a delicious Turkish lunch, and learned all about Muslim religious practices. I met a sweet lady from Istanbul and we had such a nice chat. I thought of you! Still dreaming of an Istanbul trip…

  6. by Elizabeth
    9:20 pm
    Apr 30, 2012

    Ilke…this is so beyond! I made a similar cake once (and loved it) but lost the recipe somewhere along the way. I’m pretty sure this recipe is going to replace it! Enjoy!

  7. by Kate
    10:30 am
    May 1, 2012

    I made a flourless chocolate cake last week for the first time and it was surprisingly delicious! i will definitely try your recipe with the hazelnuts next time. what a delicious addition. Great job! Have a great week! ~Kate

  8. by Angie@Angie's Recipes
    2:26 pm
    May 1, 2012

    Amazing! The cake looks sinfully decadent and I wish I could simply reach out and grab one now!

  9. by Angie
    8:08 pm
    May 2, 2012

    I’ve never been here before and *bam* …proceed to salivate (is pretty much what happened). Can’t wait to try this!! I always love a solid Chocolate-anything =D

  10. by Susan
    5:02 pm
    May 3, 2012

    No apologies necessary – it looks delicious. Rich yes, but delicious.

  11. by Parsley Sage
    9:16 am
    May 5, 2012

    SWOON! This cake looks out of control! So rich. So moist. So naughty! Sign me up :)

    And your comment about unleashing an entire can of raid on those poor unsuspecting cockroaches cracked me up. My husband does the EXACT. SAME. THING. We have to sit outside for hours because the house is so stinky!

  12. by Ilke
    7:17 pm
    May 5, 2012

    One thing though, those are not “poor” bugs, they deserve every can! :) And I bet your husband does not scream like I do while he is emptying the can:)

  13. by Lora @cakeduchess
    8:22 pm
    May 9, 2012

    Ilke-that photo is incredible! All the chocolaty goodness in that wonderful photo. Love flourless cakes and this one has kahlua…too fabulous:)

  14. by Lezzetli Sanatlar - Pırıl Bilici
    2:13 pm
    Jul 20, 2012

    Merhabalar ,
    Ben Türker Özbelli’nin kız kardeşi Pırıl.
    Abimden ve Nafiye Abla’dan sizi tanımış oldum.
    Bu çikolatalı tarifiniz muhteşem görünüyor. En kısa zamanda deneyeceğim:)
    Web sayfanızı çok beğendim.
    Ben de kendimce bir blog oluşturdum. http://www.lezzetlisanatlar.blogspot.com adresindeyim.
    Şu an abim ve Nafiye ablayla birlikte size mesaj yolluyorum.
    Türkiye’den kucak dolusu sevgilerimizi yolluyoruz.
    Hayırlı Ramazanlar dilerim.
    Pırıl, Türker, Nafiye.

  15. by Ilke
    2:27 pm
    Jul 20, 2012

    Cok sagol Pirilcigim. Bende senin hazirladigin guzel seylere bakacagim bu haftasonu. Sizin ailenin mutfak konusundaki uzmanligi buralarda dillere destan :) Turker Abi ve Nafiye Ablaya cok selamlar:)

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