Chocolate Cloud Cake


Preparation info

  • Makes one 8 inch single-layer cake; serves

    8 to 12

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Classic Home Desserts

By Richard Sax

Published 1994

  • About

This flourless cake is crammed with chocolate (use only the best) and rich with butter and will fall slightly as it cools. The center is filled with softly whipped cream and sprinkled with cocoa powder—intensity, then relief, in each bite.



  • 8 ounces best-quality bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup (1


  1. CAKE: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of an 8-inch springform pan with a round of wax paper; do not butter the pan. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in a bowl set over hot water. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter unti