Truffle Cake Without Flour




Introduction: Truffle Cake Without Flour

About: I like to travel, listen to violin music, experimenting in the kitchen.

Due to its velvety and creamy structure,

this cake is deservedly called the Truffle.

Special taste gives physalis.

The highlight of this cake - cooking without flour.

If you are a fan of chocolate try this recipe.

Step 1: Ingredients

For сake:

  • 450 grams black chocolate (80 percent cacao). You can use chocolate with 60 percent cacao
  • 250 grams butter
  • 9 eggs
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 1 gram citric acid

For baking form:

  • 20 grams butter (room temperature)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

For decoration:

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 10 berries - physalis (you can substitute physalis for almost any berries or fruits)

Step 2: Equipment

  • baking form (round, diametr 20 сm)
  • pan № 1 (with a thick bottom)
  • pan № 2 (for water bath) - should be larger in diameter than the pan № 1
  • 2 large deep bowls
  • 2 small deep bowls
  • 3 plates
  • a cup
  • a mixer (hand or automatic)
  • a silicone spoon
  • a knife
  • a foil

Step 3: Prepare Baking Form

  • Wrap the baking form inside with foil.
  • Smear the form with soft butter (20 grams butter).
  • Then sprinkle cocoa powder (1 tablespoon cocoa powder).

Step 4: Melt Chocolate and Butter in a Water Bath

For a water bath:

  • pour water into the pan № 2 at half its capacity;
  • put it on the stove;
  • bring water to a boil.


  • break the whole chocolate into small pieces and put in pan № 1 (with a thick bottom);
  • chop up the butter with a knife and put in pan № 1 too.

When water boils in the pan № 2, put the pan № 1 on it.

Сhocolate and butter will gradually melt.

During this process stir the ingredients in the pan № 1.

Step 5: Separate Eggs Whites From Egg Yolks

Separate eggs whites from egg yolks into different large deep bowls.

Step 6: Beat Egg Yolks With Sugar

Add sugar to the bowl with egg yolks and beat with a mixer.

Beat until sugar is completely dissolved.

Beaten egg yolks with sugar must look like foam.

Step 7: Beat Eggs Whites With Citric Acid

Add citric acid to the bowl with eggs whites and beat with a mixer.

Beat it into a fluffy mass.

Step 8: Mix Melted Chocolate and Butter With Whipped Egg Yolks

Add melted chocolate and butter to beated egg yolks.

Mix well until you get smooth mass.

Use for this operation a silicone spoon.

Step 9: Add Whipped Egg Whites

Add whipped egg whites to mass and gentle stir.

The finished dough has a smooth and dense texture.

Step 10: Spread the Dough

Spread the dough into a baking form. Use a silicone spoon for this operation.

Step 11: Send Into the Oven

  • Put the baking form into a cold oven.
  • Bake a cake during 35 minutes at a temperature of 150 ºC. (150 ºC = 302 ºF).
  • When the baking time has expired, do not remove the cake from the oven during 5 minutes.

Step 12: Cooling

  • Take the baking form from the oven.
  • Don't remove the cake from baking form, because it may fall apart.
  • Cool baking form (with cake) at room temperature (2-3 hours). Then transfer it to the refrigerator for 10 hours for complete cooling.
  • Only after cooling the cake can be removed from the baking form.

Step 13: Decoration

  • Sprinkle the cake with cocoa powder (1 tablespoon cocoa powder).
  • Decorate using physalis (10 berries).

You can decorate with something other, depending on your mood or taste.

Step 14: Enjoy Truffle Flavor

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    4 years ago

    Beautiful physalis decoration with the chocolate on top :)


    Reply 4 years ago

    Thank you :)


    4 years ago

    I love the decorations on top! Thanks for sharing!


    Reply 4 years ago

    Thanks. Physalis is fine as decoration, but you can use other berries, fruits or cream. Decoration is pure improvisation.