The Ultimate Flourless Chocolate Cake

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated March/April 1998, America's Test Kitchen TV

Just three ingredients--whipped whole eggs, a good-quality semisweet chocolate, and butter--will yield dense, rich texture and true chocolate flavor.

SERVES12 to 16

TIME55 minutes, plus 2 hours cooling, 12 hours chilling, and 30 minutes standing

The Ultimate Flourless Chocolate Cake

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For our ultimate flourless chocolate cake recipe, we wanted a texture somewhere between a substantial marquise au chocolat—that dense, buttery, and just slightly aerated chocolate mousse with a characteristic dry but creamy texture—and a he...

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