Moelleux au Chocolat, Flourless Chocolate Cake

IMG_1971 IMG_1967 IMG_1975The weekend is here, beautiful weather outside, and we all know what that means; Fiesta Friday #42. Today I’m bringing a Moelleux au Chocolat, made with only dark chocolate. I’m not addicted to chocolate like the rest of my family but this Moelleux is very nice for any occasion!There is always a debate about this cake; Moelleux or Fondant, the Moelleux is light and moist inside the Fondant has a melted chocolate inside when you cut the cake. I let you choose!

Thanks again to our great hostess Angie from The Novice Gardener. Also, thanks to Tracy @Scratch It and Stephanie @The Cozy Cook, for co-hosting this week Fiesta Friday!

Serves 10


  • 250g of dark chocolate (for me Lindt 85% of cocoa)
  • 6 eggs
  • 180g of white granulated sugar
  • 150g of soft butter
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • Cocoa powder or icing sugar for decoration


  1. Grease and flour a round pan of 23 cm and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 170C degrees.
  3. In a bain-Marie melt the chocolate and the butter and stir gently.
  4. In the first bowl add 2 eggs.
  5. In another bowl separate the whites from the egg yolks (and add the 4 egg yolks into the first bowl).
  6. Into the first bowl with the (2 eggs and the 4 eggs yolk) add the sugar and start to whisk.
  7. Add the flour and continue to whisk until the mixture becomes frothy and white.
  8. Add the melted chocolate and whisk gently.
  9. In the second bowl whisk the egg whites until forms soft peaks.
  10. Incorporate the whisked egg whites to the first bowl and whisk gently with a spatula.
  11. Pour the mixture into the round pan and bake for 40 minutes (more or less depending on the oven) or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  12. Remove from the oven and set aside for 30 minutes.
  13. Transfer into a serving plate.
  14. Dust with icing sugar for a contrast.

This Moelleux is sweet but not too sweet, smooth and light, and served perfectly with a fresh pomegranate juice!

Bon Appétit!

55 thoughts on “Moelleux au Chocolat, Flourless Chocolate Cake

  1. Tracy

    I’m so with you on the chocolate. I like it, I eat it and enjoy it, but quite frankly, I could live without it if need be (although hopefully I’ll never have to!) This cake is definitely one that Id like a big piece of! Love love dark chocolate!! Thanks for bringing it to Fiesta Friday! 🙂

  2. Karinna

    Wow. There is a French patisserie near here that makes mini versions of these. They used to be divine, but the last couple I’ve had have been disappointing – not soft enough in the middle! I’m going to give them another try, but I’m also really happy to have your recipe to try out sometime. Always such wonderful recipes from you! 🙂

    • lapetitepaniere

      Thank you very much for your sweet comment, Karina, you’re too kind 🙂 If you try the recipe, Karinna, I would love to hear your feedback and I really hope it works. The most important is to whisk properly the white eggs in this recipe and not too much flour. Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Hilda

    This is one of the few chocolate desserts I am willing to make, and have been meaning to make one for a while. Not because I don’t like chocolate, but precisely because I like it so much, but only when very dark, rich and not too sweet. Your cake looks perfect.

    • lapetitepaniere

      Thank you for always being so nice to me, Hilda 🙂 I’m not a chocoholic like the rest of the family but from time to time I really appreciate chocolate and only dark chocolate, this moelleux is not heavy at all. I opted for a 85% of cocoa to balance with the 180g of sugar, the cake is nice!

  4. platedujour

    It’s not a fondant type for sure but who cares!! I want it badly and preferably now please 😀 Here is the thing- I will give you some of my boring healthy muffins and in exchange you will give me this cake! Wonderful Linda, as always xx

  5. Amanda

    OMG that looks so good. So rich! My husband would LOVE that. It doesn’t look too difficult either. You’re going to make me into a much better baker. Thank you!

  6. sarahjmir

    I just rummaged through my stash of chocolate. Alas I couldn’t find enough chocolate for this recipe but am definitely pinning it for later!

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