Chocolate fallen

This is our favorite chocolate “cake” recipe. It is incorrect to call it a cake since it is flourless and to call it a torte would mean there would have to be nuts or breadcrumbs in place of the flour. A cake without flour in called a “fallen.”

The recipe calls for,

300 g  dark chocolate

300 g sweet cream butter

150 g sugar

1 spoonful Grand Marnier

6 eggs


(butter and alternative flour such as almond flour for the pan)


  • melt chocolate and butter in double broiler.
  • separate the eggs, yolks and whites.
  • cream the yolks with the sugar and grand marnier.
  • beat the egg whites stiff.
  • mix together the creamed yolks with the chocolate.
  • Fold in the egg whites.
  • Butter and flour with almond flour a 24″ – 26″springform cake pan.
  • Pour the batter into the cake pan and cook at 350* F for 20 mins.
  • The cake will rise but it will fall as it cools leaving a cracked crust on top.
  • Serve warm.

This “fallen” cake has a mousse like texture and is delicious on its own dusted with cacao,   powdered sugar or served with ice-cream.


Buon Appetito!


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