Flourless chocolate mousse cake

Flourless chocolate mousse cake


Serves 12


  • 400g butter
  • 400g dark chocolate
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 10 egg whites


Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease a round 23cm springform cake tin and line the base and sides with baking paper.

Place butter and chocolate in a bowl and set it on top of a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until melted. Set aside to cool.

Whisk sugar and egg yolks until pale and creamy. In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites to form stiff peaks. Mix melted chocolate mixture into egg yolk mixture, then carefully fold in egg whites.

Pour half the mixture into prepared cake tin. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool.

Pour remaining cake mixture on top and refrigerate overnight.

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Serving Suggestions


  • Use a large metal spoon to fold egg whites into mixture, ensuring you maintain all of that airy fluffiness.
  • Choose the best quality chocolate you can afford, preferably couverture.
  • Recipe by Greer Worsley, who blogs at Typically Red.

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