Decadent molten chocolate cake

I grew up knowing this cake as Flourless Chocolate Cake, so was amused as an adult to learn that it actually does have flour in it! It’s a rich, thick cake that’s almost like a brownie, delicious served with custard sauce, raspberries, whipped cream, or just plain.
A glass of bubbly is always nice on the side too!
Decadent chocolate cake


6 oz good quality baking chocolate (dark, not milk)
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup butter
3 eggs
1/2 cup all purpose flour

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 320. Grease and flour an 8 or 9″ pan.
Melt the chocolate over a double boiler. Add butter and stir until melted. Beat egg yolks with sugar until soft ribbon forms. Add to chocolate mix and stir. Add flour and mix.
Beat egg whites until smooth. Gently fold egg whites into chocolate mixture.
Bake 40 minutes, or until just set.

4 thoughts on “Decadent molten chocolate cake

  1. Nelson

    Is it necessary to use self-raising flour than all purpose flour ? And should I continue heating the mixtures over the double boiler until the end of the processes or I need to remove the chocolate from the double boiler after mixing with butter?

  2. Virginie Martocq Post author

    Hi Nelson,
    You can use regular all purpose flour. For the chocolate, once it is melted and you have melted the butter into it, you can remove the mixture from the double boiler.
    Hope that helps!


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