This flourless chocolate cake has the rich flavor and delicate consistency of fine chocolate truffles. Made with ground almonds, whipped eggs, rum, espresso and bittersweet chocolate, it's grain free, gluten free and irresistibly delicious!
There's nothing better for a special occasion dessert than an elegant flourless chocolate cake. A thin slice of this rich dark chocolate truffle cake with a garnish of fresh berries or creme fraiche is a deliciously satisfying finale for a great meal.
The Best Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe!
This isn't just any flourless chocolate cake recipe. It comes from Susan Axelrod, the woman behind Love and Quiches, a company that provides cakes and quiches to some of the world's top restaurants and retail stores. When I asked Susan if she would allow me to share one of her recipes on Panning The Globe, she offered her Flourless Bittersweet Chocolate Truffle Cake recipe, which has been her most popular cake for over 40 years.
How To Make This Flourless Chocolate Cake
If you've ever wondered how to make a flourless chocolate cake, the process is pretty interesting. The cake gets its soufflé-like texture from eggs. Egg yolks are whisked with sugar and rum until creamy and light, and are then combined with melted chocolate, melted butter, ground almonds, salt and coffee. In a separate bowl, egg whites are whisked with cream of tartar until they're stiff, and are then folded in with the egg yolk mixture. The batter is poured into a springform pan and baked for 30 minutes. The super moist flourless chocolate cake requires a couple of hours to chill in the fridge, so it can be easily un-molded from the pan.
Sprinkle the cake with confectioner's sugar and slice it into 8 or 10 pieces. It's so rich, a little slice goes a long way. Serve it with whipped cream, creme fraiche, vanilla ice cream or berries.
The Story of Love and Quiches
Susan Axelrod is a family friend. Growing up, I remember my mom telling me that her friend Susan was starting a business, baking quiches in her small family kitchen and peddling them to neighborhood restaurants and gourmet shops. I loved hearing how Susan was making all the deliveries herself, out of the trunk of her Chevy and how, as she got more and more orders for her amazing baked goods, she started employing her kids, friends and neighbors to help crack eggs and roll dough. That was over 40 years ago. Today Susan's company is one of the nation's leading gourmet dessert and quiche manufacturers.
Susan's book, With Love and Quiches, tells the story of her journey from suburban housewife to seasoned entrepreneur and founder of a multi-million dollar global brand. It's an incredible success story and a really fun read, and includes some of her signature recipes.
A big thank you to Susan for sharing this incredible flourless chocolate truffle cake recipe. It's a spectacular cake that I've served on many special occasions. It always gets raves and requests for the recipe.
More delicious dessert recipes to try:
- Frozen Mocha Cream Pie
- Orange Vanilla Upside Down Cake
- Flourless Almond Cookies from Spain
- Vanilla Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberries
Here's the flourless bittersweet chocolate truffle cake recipe. if you make this cake, I hope you'll come back to leave a star rating and a comment. I'd love to know what you think.Print