Flourless chocolate cake

flourless chocolate cake with walnuts


  • 35 g cocoa powder
  • 80 ml hot water
  • 150 g dark chocolate, melted (milk chocolate works too)
  • 150 g unsalted butter, melted
  • 225 g brown sugar
  • 110 g walnut flour or meal or ground walnuts
  • 4 eggs, separated


  1. Preheat oven to 150° C, grease a deep 20cm round cake pan and line base with baking paper.

  2. Combine cocoa and hot water in a large bowl; stir till smooth. Add melted chocolate and butter, sugar and ground walnuts; stir till combined; stir in egg yolks in two batches into chocolate mixture.
  3. Beat egg whites in a small bowl till soft peaks form; fold in two batches into chocolate mixture. Pour mixture into prepared pan.Bake for 75 minutes and cool in the pan. Use a knife to release the cake from the sides of the pan before turning out.
  4. Sprinkle with icing sugar to serve. This is also a great dessert cake served with cream or ice cream.

Adapted from Heidi Swanson, 101 Cookbooks. courtesy AWIA.

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