Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake


Rich and chocolatey with a light nutty flavor.


Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake

Marla Hingley
Rich and chocolatey with a light nutty flavor.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 12


  • 1 cup skinned almonds, toasted
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 cup sugar divided
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 5 eggs separated
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • Place almonds and 1 Tbsp of sugar in the bowl of food processor. Process to a fine grind and set aside.
  • Melt the butter, stir in the cocoa and cool.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl beat the egg yolks with 3/4 cup of sugar until pale yellow in color. Add cocoa mixture and salt, mix well then add ground almonds.
  • In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until foamy.
  • Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, beating until whites are stiff, but not dry. Then add about 1/4 of the egg whites to chocolate mixture and gently fold in. Gradually fold in the remaining egg whites.
  • Pour into a large greased cake pan (or 2 small pans) and bake at 375°F for 40-45 minutes or until set.
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