Flourless Chocolate Cake

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This is Johan’s favorite cake. For his birthday celebration during the lockdown, this was his only request.

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 35 min Total Time 50 mins Servings: 8 Calories: 543.25 kcal




  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line the base of a 9” (23cm) round springform with parchment and spray bottom and sides with non stick spray.

  2. Melt butter, chocolate and vanilla.

  3. Beat the egg yolks into mixture until well combined

  4. In a separate bowl, sieve the almond flour, cocoa, 150g of the sugar(¾ cup) and salt together. Add the coconut and stir with a wooden spoon until thoroughly mixed.

  5. Add to the liquid mixture to the flour mixture and mix until well combined.

  6. Beat egg whites until soft peaks. Add rest of sugar (50g – ¼ cup) and beat another minute.

  7. Take a ⅓ of the egg white and mix it into the batter. Carefully fold the rest of the egg whites into mixture.

  8. Pour and level the batter in the prepared springform and bake 35 – 40 minutes.

  9. Cool the cake inside the tin for 10 minutes on a wire rack.

  10. Invert it onto the rack, remove the baking paper and invert it again onto the serving plate.

  11. When completely cooled, dust with icing sugar and garnish with almonds and Maraschino cherries

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 543.25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38.47g60%
Saturated Fat 19.11g96%
Trans Fat 0.64g
Sodium 300.07mg13%
Total Carbohydrate 41.87g14%
Dietary Fiber 5.62g23%
Sugars 32.08g
Protein 10.64g22%

Vitamin A 20.97%
Vitamin C 0.18%
Calcium 5.82%
Iron 23.87%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Lukas Coetzee

Lukas graduated from the Francois Ferreira Academy with distinctions in all his subjects and received a special "Top student in 14 years" award. He is currently Chef de Cuisine at Belle Vue Weddings and Functions. He is also a part-time lecturer at the Francois Ferreira Academy and teaches patisserie and cake decorating.