BETE NOIRE - a flourless chocolate cake
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 1 hour 15 mins
An extremely rich chocolate cake made without flour.
  • ½ cup water
  • 1⅓ cup sugar
  • 12 oz. semi sweet Callabaut chocolate
  • ½ pound (8 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 5 large eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 350degrees F.
  2. Butter a 9 inch cake pan lined with wax paper and butter the paper.
  3. In a heavy saucepan combine water with l cup sugar.
  4. Bring mixture to rapid boil and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Remove pan from heat and immediately add chopped chocolate.
  6. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.
  7. Add butter one piece at a time.
  8. Stir after each addition before adding more butter.
  9. Make sure each piece of butter is completely incorporated.
  10. In stand mixture bowl whisk the eggs and the remaining ⅓ cup of sugar about 5-7 minutes.
  11. Add the chocolate/butter mixture slowly until combined.
  13. Pour batter into prepared cake pan and set in a slightly larger pan.
  14. Set both pans on the centre rack of the oven.
  15. Pour enough hot water in so that it comes part way up the side of the cake pan.
  16. Bake at 350 degrees F. EXACTLY 45 minutes. DO NOT OVER BAKE
  17. Take cake pan out of water and place on cooling rack.
  18. Cool cake in pan.
  19. Run knife around edge of pan to loosen then turn out onto plate covered with plastic wrap.
Recipe by Mrs. Butterfingers at