Easiest Best Ever French Flourless Chocolate Cake –

French Flourless Chocolate Cake

Shhh…  Don’t tell anyone!  I’m letting you in on one of my very best kept secrets…  It’s a recipe for the very best and easiest flourless chocolate cake. Really!

Today is my eldest son’s birthday, and he just loves this cake.  I used to spend hours baking for birthdays and holidays, but this cake is so outstanding it’s everyone’s favorite.  In fact, it’s so freaking easy even my sister could make it. And yes, I most certainly will pay for that comment later – sorry ‘Sis 🙁 .

1 bowl + 4 ingredients + a quick stir  =


There is one small caveat, and that is that you must have a can of “Crème de Marron” (chestnut spread).  Don’t worry the cake doesn’t taste like chesnuts, it just bring sweetness and a pleasing moist texture to the cake.

French Flourless Chocolate Cake

I personally just pack a few cans into my suitcase every trip I take (I am a little masochistic) so I can make it whether in the states or in France.  You can also get Crème de Marron on Amazon.com and gourmet stores, or I offer a shopping service (just contact me for a quote).  In France, it’s a standard ingredient found everywhere.

Grab your apron and here we go…

French Flourless Chocolate Cake:

LOL! Pardon my photos… The camera lens was covered with my buttery fingerprints until my son pointed it out!

Gather your tools:

  • Large glass bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • 9″ non-stick cake pan (Springform if you have one)

Gather your ingredients:

  • 100 grams dark chocolate (or 4 squares baking chocolate)***
  • 3 large eggs
  • 100 grams unsalted butter (or 1 stick)
  • 500 grams Crème de Marron (large can)

***You can substitute 3T unsweetened cocoa powder + 1T butter for 1oz square of baking chocolate


  • Melt butter and chocolate in large microwaveable bowl (don’t overheat)
  • Stir in eggs
  • Stir in Crème de Marron
  • Pour combined mixture into parchment lined or butter & floured pan


  • Bake in a moderate oven at 375°F (190°C) for 35-40 minutes or until set
  • After cooling and removing from pan, sprinkle a little powdered sugar over the top to dress it up

It’s so easy, why not make it frequently???  Your family will love you for it ♥ ♥ ♥.

Happy (and tasty) Travels,
-Girl Gone Gallic

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PS – For those of you following my Deyrolle post, my son loved his gift!




  9 comments for “Easiest Best Ever French Flourless Chocolate Cake –

  1. September 11, 2016 at 8:40 am

    A most delicious idea… My boys are so picky that is one of my biggest problems – eating whole cakes and pies is detrimental to the waistline. If only I had just a teensy bit of self control!

  2. August 30, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Mmmmmmmm – this is my idea of cake heaven yet I live in a weird household where hubby and younger son DO NOT LIKE chocolate cakes and I would be forced to eat most it it all by myself!! Now there’s an idea …. 😉 #AllAboutFrance

  3. Diane Oui In France
    August 16, 2016 at 3:59 am

    Hi there, just made it. Will email you a pic. I think it’s good! My husband loves it. For me, it’s a tiny bit sweet, but I know some people actually like it more sweet. I may play around w/the ratios a little. Thank you again for sharing. Delish!

  4. August 11, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    My kids LOVE it! And it is so easy to make… Tell me what you think if you try it 🙂

  5. Diane Oui In France
    August 9, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    This looks fabulous! I’ve seen the creme de marrons in the supermarket but have never tried it. I think I’ll have to make this cake and try it out. YUM! Thanks for linking up at #allaboutfrance

  6. November 19, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    LOL ! I assure you, if my sister can make this anyone can!!! She once asked me how to know when water was boiling…

  7. November 19, 2015 at 12:30 am

    Looks yummy! But it might still be beyond my baking skills – I just don’t have any. Maybe I’ll have my husband make it for me. 🙂

  8. November 14, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    I would suggest that you add a few ingredients to the 15.5oz can of Clement Faugier Crème de Marrons UNSWEETENED (Purée de Marron Nature) to get a similar texture. Combine with 100gr of sweetener (try Splenda, Stevia, Sukrin, or Agave Syrup), 1T vanilla extract, and enough water to achieve a smooth texture (start with 1/4 cup or 50ml). Let me know how it works out! If it does, send me a picture and I will do an update to the recipe.

  9. Eileen
    November 14, 2015 at 9:47 am

    I ordered the sugar-free chestnut paste and will add Splenda. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Thanks for sharing the recipe! -Eileen

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