Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe + Crème Anglaise

Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe + Crème Anglaise

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Learn how to make my decadent flourless chocolate cake with Crème Anglaise. This is a wonderful dessert idea for Valentines Day! Easy enough for beginners but with enough “Wow” factor for showoffs 🙂 Enjoy!

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Chocolate Souffle for Two
Strawberry Cobbler
Chocolate Mousse Cake
Heart Shaped Chocolate Box
No-Fuss Strawberry Shortcake

Serves 8

12 ounces (340g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup (240g) unsalted butter
1 tbsp (15ml) vanilla extract
¾ tsp (3.75ml) salt
2/3 cup (130g) sugar, divided
6 eggs, separated into yolks and whites
unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting

Crème Anglaise:
1 ½ cups (350ml) milk
1 ½ cups (350ml) heavy cream
1 vanilla bean pod
4 egg yolks
¼ cup (50g) sugar

1 cup of raspberries

Preheat oven to 325F (160c). Spray a 9” Spring form pan with baking spray. Line pan with a parchment paper circle fitted to the bottom of the pan, spray the paper with baking spray as well and distribute it with a pastry brush. Set aside.

In a large heat-safe bowl combine chocolate chips and butter. Microwave at :30 intervals until melted. Whisk together until smooth.

Add the vanilla, salt and 1/3 cup (65g) of the sugar. Whisk to combine. Add the 6 egg yolks, reserving the whites. Set chocolate mixture aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip egg whites until opaque, then slowly add the remaining 1/3 cup (65g) of sugar a little at a time until egg whites are stiff and glossy.

Fold in the egg whites into the chocolate mixture ,in thirds, lightening the batter as you go. Do not overmix!

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes. It will be crackly in the center. A skewer will not come out clean, but will be sticky with crumbs. That’s when to take it out.

Remove it from the oven and allow it to cool. It will crack and sink. That “fallen” concave appearance is art of its charm!
Once completely cool, remove it from the pan, dust it with unsweetened coco powder and serve in a pool of crème anglaise.

FOR CRÈME ANGLAISE (make the day before to allow to be nicely chilled)
In a large bowl add the egg yolks and set aside.

In a large sauce pot combine milk and cream, vanilla paste and pod, along with the sugar. Heat until vanilla seeds rise to the top. Remove the vanilla pod.

Slowly temper the eggs, whisking all the while until all the cream mixture has been added.

Rinse out pot. Pour mixture back into clean pot and heat whisking until mixture reaches 165F and coats the back of a spoon.

Strain through a fine mesh sieve into an air tight container. Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.

For raspberry hearts, work raspberries through a fine mesh sieve, into a small bowl, to extract their juice. Set aside.

To serve, spoon crème anglaise onto a dessert plate. Place the slice of cake on the far side of the circle allowing space in front of the cake.

Dollop a small circle of raspberry juice in the crème anglaise at least 1 inch or so apart. Run a tooth pick through the raspberry dollops to create hearts.

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View Comments (33)


  1. SSP S

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Beth, please share a video on how to make red velvet cake and red velvet cupcakes

  2. A Real Kitchn

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    This is beyond the word decadent!! Thank you for this recipe Beth!!

  3. Suzette Kalosky

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Can you do all whole milk for the Creme Anglaise no cream? Thank you

  4. Val

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Love your dessert recipes, another winner!

  5. Vithush Raghunathan

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Looks delicious ,but my only question is will it taste eggy? And is there any substitute for the eggs?

  6. the klaim

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    looks so good!!

  7. bm91xx

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Oooh the recipe is sort of similar to chocolate mousse minus the whipped cream? It looks super delicious though!! I love the raspberry hearts, what a cute touch!!!

  8. Jerry Campbell

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    can the butter be replaced with vegetable oil? if so what is the quantity ?

  9. Charlotte Morse

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Trying this tomorrow. Love it thanks..your oven is so clean! I am jealous

  10. Emily Coelho

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    lets get beth to 500K!!!!!!!

  11. Sweet Peaches

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Nice and easy chocolate cake recipe. Great tips too. Thanks for the new video.

  12. FitAngie

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Wow that is one amazing flourless chocolate cake Beth it looks decadent and moist. I need to make that foe sure, thank you x

  13. flourchylde49

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    This is a fantastic recipe. I just made it. I added a touch of instant coffee crystals to the chocolate mixture. I love the idea of pairing the cake with Crème Anglaise. Thanks for another great video.

  14. Let's Do Business

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    That is so cute ! Happy Valentines Day ❤️

  15. Mi'Lesha Morrison

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Another recipe I’ll have to make

  16. surigirlify

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    I love you and I love this cake. Can you please make a keto friendly version of it sometime in the future?

  17. Marilyn Newman

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Do you think leaving it the oven after it’s done like a cheesecake will help prevent cracks?

  18. Melissa Pando

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    I love making Couer a la creme with Raspberry sauce for my honey on Valentine's day, I would be interested in seeing you make one of those for the masses. It is so easy but has a major wow factor

  19. F K

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Wonderful recipe, will def try it !

  20. Its a teen life

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Wonderful recipe Beth! I made a Flourless Chocolate Cake topped with a light airy chocolate mousse and it was amazing! The cake is not too sweet because of the chocolate and the fact that you paired it with a classically sweet creme anglaise is perfect!

  21. Deidre Fultz

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Oh how sweet… This going to be fun for Valentine's Day! My husband requested lobster for the up coming holiday, so I'm making him lobster ravioli with a garlic tomato sauce. I'm going to finish it off with this cake. Happy Valentine's Day Beth!♥️♥️♥️

  22. Enriqueta Lemoine

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Coming here every Saturday is becoming a happy habit for me! Thank you Elizabeth!

  23. Nikita Govil

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Do you think it will work in a regular cake pan?

  24. K I.E

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Simply elegant as always

  25. Hunnie B

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Such a gorgeous looking cake Beth, and I like how you plated it, thanks so much for sharing girl, take care XO

  26. Doodah Gurl

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    I don't care for baking and as I age, my sweet tooth has practically disappeared…but this recipe looks great! I'm sure I would devour this if it was served to me right now. LOL

  27. Healthy Recipe Channel

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Looks incredibly delicious.

  28. Dr Zuby

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    wow so looks so delicious…. gonna make it asap

  29. Katty Yang

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Lovely lady with lovely food

  30. Deborah Rowley

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    What do you do if you can't afford the pods?

  31. AnythingGoesKitchen

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    The canelés were dainty and elegant but this one was seductively sexy and naughty. There's something in the look of it that makes it elegant yet something different. Way to go Beth! Thank you so much!

  32. Samruddhi Raykar

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Looks pretty simple can’t wait to try it out

  33. Bemol2012

    February 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Looks so delicious !

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