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Flourless Chocolate Cardamom Torte

  • Author: adapted from Food and Recipes
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes


Units Scale
  • 11 ounces dark chocolate
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cardamom, divided
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Line a springform pan with parchment paper and butter generously.
  2. In 30 second increments, melt the chocolate and butter together in the microwave. Stir until completely smooth and melted. Set aside.
  3. Combine the egg yolks and sugar in the bowl of a mixer, and beat on high until very pale and fluffy — about five minutes.
  4. Mix the vanilla, salt, and 1 1/2 tsp ground cardamom into the melted chocolate, then fold the chocolate into the egg yolks.
  5. In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites on high until they hold stiff peaks. Fold carefully into the chocolate mixture.
  6. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. When the torte has cooled, heat the heavy cream until near boiling. Add the chocolate chips and let sit for two minutes, then stir until completely smooth. Add 1/2 tsp ground cardamom, and either serve immediately with the cake or pour over the cake and let set one hour.