A Great Recipe for a Simple Flourless Chocolate Fudge Cake

True chocolate lovers enjoy this sweet treat in any form, so why not try a stunning flourless fudge cake? This recipe is easy to make and takes about an hour in total to put together. It’s rich, fudgy, and gluten-free! If one chooses to, they can cut the richness of the cake’s flavor by adding some whipped cream on top. Let’s dive right in and see how it’s made!

a flourless chocolate fudge cake
A Great Recipe for a Simple Flourless Chocolate Fudge Cake

What’s Needed

One of the best things about this cake is that it requires only a handful of easy-to-find ingredients, including the following:

  • Two sticks of unsalted butter and a bit more for the pan
  • Eight ounces of chopped, bittersweet chocolate
  • Six large eggs
  • One and a quarter cups of sugar
  • One teaspoon of almond extract
  • A cup of unsweetened cocoa powder and extra for dusting

Chocolate cake ingredients: chocolate nibs, eggs, and butter
A Great Recipe for a Simple Flourless Chocolate Fudge Cake

Baking the Fudge Cake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a 9-inch springform pan with baking paper and grease it lightly. Melt the butter and chocolate in a saucepan until combined. Let the melted mixture cool slightly for approximately five minutes. Whisk in the sugar followed by the eggs, adding them one by one. Lastly, mix in the cocoa powder and almond extract.

chocolate fudge cake batter
A Great Recipe for a Simple Flourless Chocolate Fudge Cake

Pour the batter into the pan and bake it for about 25 minutes. Once the fudge cake is just set in the center, it’s ready. Let it cool for 10 minutes before removing it from the pan, then set it on a wire rack and let cool completely.

Serve and Enjoy

Chocolate fudge cake
A Great Recipe for a Simple Flourless Chocolate Fudge Cake

Dust the cake with cocoa powder (sweetened or unsweetened) and slice it to serve. Depending on your personal preference, top the chocolate fudge cake with whipped cream or fresh fruit, such as strawberries or raspberries. This cake is great when eaten along with a warm beverage such as coffee or tea. The rich, creamy flavor and fudgy texture will never disappoint!