Today I’m sharing a recipe that’s not exactly real food, although it is made from scratch and only has a small amount of sugar! I’ve been making this flourless chocolate cake for YEARS—every time we have a party it seems—and I love how it can easily be decorated to fit any theme.
This past weekend I made the little ghosts for our Halloween party (pictured down below) using buttercream frosting, but you can also top them with little raspberry Santa hats or Valentine’s hearts. You can even try whipped cream with these ideas, too! Another option is to top them with a little dab of homemade chocolate frosting and plain raspberries for New Year’s Eve or a baby shower …. or, for no particular reason at all! There are so many ways to finish these off. And the best part about cutting out the rounds is that you get to sample all the scraps while you work. Yum yum!
These are SO easy to make and did not last long at our party last weekend (I even made a double recipe). I hope you enjoy these as much as we do!
6-Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9" cake pan with parchment paper (set the cake pan on top of the paper and trace a circle to cut out and place on the bottom). Grease the sides of the pan with butter.
- In a small pot over low heat, melt the chocolate and butter together, stirring occasionally until smooth. Mix in the sugar, vanilla, and salt, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Turn off heat and cool slightly. Whisk in the egg yolks and set aside.
- In a large bowl fitted with an electric whisk, whip the egg whites until they are light and foamy. Use a spatula to fold in the chocolate mixture until well combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake until the cake puffs up and is no longer jiggly in the center, about 28 to 30 minutes. Let cool. Release the edges by running a thin knife between the cake and the pan, then carefully flip it over onto a parchment-lined board or counter. Cut with rounds and decorate, if desired. It can also be cut into triangles and eaten with a fork.