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Molten Flourless Chocolate Cake

Molten Flourless Chocolate Cake

This flourless cake is a perfect gluten-free dessert for anyone who loves chocolate! With under 300 calories per serving, this treat tastes much more indulgent.

Health MARCH 2006

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings (serving size: one 4-ounce cake)
  • Cook time: 10 Minutes
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 pound (8 ounces) semisweet chocolate
  • 2 ounces (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • Cooking spray
  • Powdered sugar for decorating


1. Preheat oven to 425°.

2. Place a saucepan of water on high heat. Heat to a boil, then reduce to simmer.

3. In a mixing bowl, crack eggs and warm them over simmering water for 1 minute (hold bowl directly over the water, using a dish towel to protect your hands), whisking constantly.

4. Remove eggs from heat, and whisk for another minute until eggs are very fluffy. Meanwhile, put the chocolate and butter in a large, heatproof, stainless-steel or tempered-glass bowl; set it over the simmering water, making sure the water doesn't touch the bowl. Let the chocolate and butter melt; remove from heat. Let mixture cool slightly by stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.

5. Once slightly cooled, fold the chocolate and butter into the whipped eggs until no more streaks show. Batter will deflate.

6. Spray 6 (4-ounce) ramekins or ovenproof dessert cups with nonstick cooking spray (or use foil cups, or even muffin tins). Fill them 3/4 of the way full and place on a baking sheet.

7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, depending on how gooey you'd like the centers. Turn the cakes out onto dessert plates, and serve immediately with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 298
  • Fat: 22g
  • Saturated fat: 13g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbohydrate: 24g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 161mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 52mg
  • Calcium: 32mg

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