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chocolate cake with stencil "we love dad"

Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy one bowl flourless chocolate cake
Prep Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Amanda


  • 4 ounces good bittersweet chocolate (70% and up cacao but not unsweetened)
  • 1 stick (1/2 cuunsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar optional
  • stencil optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and prepare an 8-inch round baking pan. Butter the pan and line the bottom with a round of wax paper. Butter paper bottom, as well.
  2. Chop chocolate into small pieces.
  3. Put chocolate and butter in a glass bowl or large-capacity measuring cup.
  4. Microwave butter and chocolate together in 30 second intervals until melted, stirring after each interval.
  5. Whisk sugar into chocolate mixture.
  6. Add eggs and whisk well.
  7. Sift 1/2 cup cocoa powder over chocolate mixture and whisk until just combined. Pour batter into pan and bake in middle of oven 25 minutes, or until top has formed a thin crust. Cool cake in pan on a rack 5 minutes and invert onto a serving plate.
  8. Place desired stencil on cake and sift powdered sugar over cake. Serve.