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Flourless Chocolate Cake

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  • 8 oz semisweet chocolate
  • 8 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 2 large eggs, whole
  • 1/3 cup plus ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon potato starch or confectioners’ sugar (for non-observers)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Place chocolate and margarine or butter in bowl and microwave on high for one minute, stirring once after 30 seconds.
  2. Coat a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick spray. Line bottom with round of parchment paper, then spray the parchment as well.
  3. Whisk chocolate mixture until smooth, then add salt and almond extract and stir until blended.
  4. Whisk the four yolks and two whole eggs with the 1/3 cup of sugar just until blended. Add yolk mixture to chocolate mixture and whisk until smooth. Stir in almond flour.
  5. In the bowl of an electric mixture, whip the four egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add the ½ cup sugar and beat until egg whites become shiny and hold their peaks, but are not too stiff.
  6. Stir one third of the beaten egg whites into the batter to lighten. Then, in two additions, gently fold in the remaining egg whites. Pour batter into pan and place in oven. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes.
  7. Cake will rise and have cracks running across it. It should feel only slightly wobbly when gently pressed.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool in pan 10 minutes before removing sides and transferring to cooling rack. Meanwhile, pulse sugar and potato starch in a spice grinder to make a powder. Sift mixture over cake and serve.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes