If you are craving something orgasmically rich and chocolatey, you will not find anything more scrumptious than a flourless chocolate torte, especially this one. A cross between fudge and a cake, this flourless chocolate espresso torte is beyond decadent — bittersweet chocolate melted into butter and folded into a foamy pillow of eggs, with just a kiss of espresso and cinnamon to send your taste buds soaring into outer space. What could be better than chocolate and coffee together?!
Although this is an elegant dessert, it is surprisingly easy to make, so don’t let the recipe intimidate you. Gather your ingredients and take your time with each step. Before you know it, you will have a culinary masterpiece! To be clear, this dessert is very rich, not something to eat every day, but for a special occasion like a birthday or Valentine’s Day dessert, this is the piece de resistance.
Flourless Chocolate Espresso Torte
What is a flourless torte? In a nutshell, it is a silky-smooth cake-like chocolate dessert made without flour. A basic flourless torte has three main ingredients: eggs, butter, and chocolate. This flourless chocolate espresso torte recipe adds a few other ingredients that enhance the flavor of the chocolate to create an extravagant chocolate explosion in your mouth! It is sinfully delicious!
- Bittersweet Chocolate (I prefer Ghirardelli 60% bittersweet in bars or chips)
- Grass-fed Butter
- Large Eggs
- Pure Vanilla Extract
- Espresso Powder
- Ground Cinnamon
- Springform Pan
- Parchment Paper
- Bittersweet Chocolate
- Large roasting pan
A Few Things to Know
- I used miniature heart-shaped springform pans to make individual tortes for Valentine’s Day but you can use a large springform pan.
- Make certain your eggs are room temperature before adding to the chocolate.
- Make certain your melted chocolate cools a bit before whisking in the eggs, otherwise, the eggs will scramble.
- Use parchment at the bottom of the springform pan so the torte does not stick.
- Use the butter wrapper to butter the springform pan.
- If you want to mix up the flavor, use orange extract or raspberry liqueur.
- Serve with fresh whipped cream and berries.
- To make it extra fancy, dust the top with edible gold dust and drizzle with raspberry sauce.
A few more indulgent chocolate desserts:
- Chocolate Outlaw Hot Fudge Sauce
- Chocolate Mocha Mousse
- Ancho Chili Chocolate Lava Cake
- Homemade Chocolate Pudding