Flourless Chocolate Cake

This recipe is from a cooking school I attended in Spain years ago.  It’s relatively healthy, gluten free and super quick and easy!

Flourless Chocolate Cake
Makes one 9-inch round cake
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 oz white sugar
  • 4 oz butter
  • 4 oz dark chocolate 70-80%
  • 2 TBS cornstarch
  • Grand Marnier
  • Chocolate powder or confectioner’s sugar for dusting
  1. Preheat the oven to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. Place the chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler and allow to slowly melt.
  3. Beat the eggs, sugar and cornstarch in the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth. Pour in the melted chocolate while continuing to whisk. Blend until smooth, scraping down the corners to make sure chocolate is completely mixed.
  4. Add Grand marnier (or preferred liquor) if using. Transfer the batter to the cake pan.
  5. Bake at 360 for 10 minutes then reduce oven to 250 and bake an additional 20 minutes.
  6. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 to 15 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Dust with confectioners' sugar just before serving.