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Flourless Best Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe

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Flourless Best Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe, made with pure cocoa, mascarpone icing, and red currant, is a dessert recipe you must try. Forget Texas sheet cake with frosting. This is the best chocolate cake made in minutes whenever you need something sweet and healthy. 

Chocolate Cake decorated with red currant.
Flourless Chocolate Sheet Cake

Add colorful sprinkles or spread some of our white or dark chocolate chips for the special party. To have it as white as possible, coconut shreds are a great idea. 

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Since we are good-looking, try making ripple cake to get everyone on their knees. That’s how good-looking and tasting this is. 

From the coffee cake family, our strawberry coffee cake and easy berry cake are perfect for not only summertime. 

How Many Carbs Are in Chocolate Cake?

This cake is an absolute wonder. No combined flour at all, not even baking soda. Nothing. And carbs? Here we go.

One piece has two grams of carbs and one gram of fiber, totalling to 1 gram of net carbs. 

High Fat and Calories Cake

Even though we are following a more low-carb lifestyle than keto, this cake is perfect for people on a keto diet. Whenever you need to up your fat intake, make it. Also, when someone needs to up calories, make this cake. It is full of it. 

Precisely 292 calories and 16 grams of fat per piece. 

Chocolate sheet cake with cocoa and mint leaves.
Chocolate Cake

How To Make Chocolate Sheet Cake

Let us dive into the world of flourless chocolate cake with luscious mascarpone and tangy red currant toppings, which I also used in our keto fluff. This mouthwatering treat is perfect for chocolate lovers and those seeking a gluten-free dessert. Join me as we explore all the steps of this delectable creation and provide answers to some common questions.

Kitchen gadgets needed:

  • Kitchen Machine
  • Jelly Roll Pan or Sheet Pan
  • Parchment Paper

Ingredients needed:

  • Eggs
  • Sweetener
  • Cocoa
  • Heavy Cream
  • Mascarpone
  • Red Currant

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING THE BEST CHOCOLATE SHEET CAKE

First Step: Prepare All Ingredients 

Gather the ingredients: eggs, sweetener, cocoa powder, heavy cream, mascarpone cheese, and fresh red currants.

Preheat your oven to 170 Celsius or 340 Fahrenheit. 

Chocolate flourless cake ingredients needed.
Flourless cake

Second Step: Prepare the base 

Whisk the egg whites in a clean, dry mixing bowl until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

Whisk the egg yolks with the sweetener in another mixing bowl until well combined.

Fold in the whipped egg whites gently.

Add cocoa powder to the egg mixture and mix until thoroughly incorporated.

Flourless Chocolate Cake mixing the base.
Chocolate sheet cake

Third Step: Pour and Bake 

Line a cake pan with parchment paper.

Pour the cake mix onto the prepared pan and spread it evenly.

Take the pan and bake the cake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Once baked, remove the cake from the oven and let it cool completely. The warm cake will melt your topping, so it needs to be thoroughly cooled.

Mascarpone cake baking the base.
Chocolate flourless cake

Fourth Step: Prepare Topping 

While your cake is baking, you can prepare your topping.

In a mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

In another bowl, whip the mascarpone cheese with the sweetener until smooth and creamy. Gently fold in the whipped cream until well combined. 

Flourless chocolate cake recipe mixing topping.
Flourless Chocolate Cake

Fifth Step: Red Currant 

Add a handful of red currants to the mascarpone mixture and fold them gently.

Flourless Chocolate Sheet Cake mixing topping.
Mascarpone cake

Sixth Step: Spread Topping 

Once the cake has cooled completely, layer cake with mascarpone topping evenly over the surface.

Place the cake in the refrigerator to allow the topping to set.

Chocolate Cake spreading topping.
Flourless Chocolate Sheet Cake

Seventh Step: Slice and decorate 

After the topping has been set, remove the cake from the refrigerator. Take it out of the baking pan and slice the cake into 12 pieces.

Dust the slices with fresh cocoa powder, which, together with sweetener, are the only dry ingredients here.

Garnish each slice with a few red currants and a sprig of mint for an elegant touch.

Flourless cake spreading cocoa on top.
Flourless chocolate cake recipe

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Room Temperature: Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature before starting the recipe.
  • Cocoa: Use high-quality cocoa powder for a rich and intense chocolate flavor.
  • Whipping: When whipping the egg whites, ensure your mixing bowl and beaters are clean and grease-free to achieve stiff peaks.
  • Cool: Allow the cake to cool completely before spreading the mascarpone topping to prevent it from melting.
  • Toppings: Customize the toppings using other fruits or berries that pair well with chocolate.
  • Extra Flavors: Experiment with different flavor variations by adding a hint of espresso powder or a splash of liqueur to the cake batter.
  • Ganache: To add an extra layer of indulgence, drizzle the cake with the chocolate ganache you shipped up in a small saucepan or chocolate frosting before adding the mascarpone topping.
  • Birthday Cake: Using a round shape baking form and building two layers, you can have the best-ever Birthday cake from this. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Substitute For Mascarpone Cake

If you don’t have mascarpone cheese on hand or prefer a different flavor, there are a few alternatives you can consider. Cream cheese can be a suitable substitute with a slightly tangier taste. Greek yogurt, buttermilk, or sour cream can also work, but they will add a bit of tartness to the cake. You can mix cream cheese with some lemon juice and, if needed quarter cup milk. Experiment with different options to find the flavor best suits your taste buds.

Flourless Chocolate Cake on a board with berries.
Chocolate sheet cake

What To Serve With Flourless Chocolate Cake?

While this cake is incredibly delicious, you can elevate the experience by serving it with a scoop of ice cream or extra whipped cream. The fruity part can be replaced be any fresh berries like strawberries or raspberries.

Can This Be a Replacement For The Best Texas Sheet Cake Recipe?

Although both flourless chocolate and Texas sheet cake are delicious chocolate treats, they have some key differences. The Texas sheet cake typically has a light, fluffy texture and relies on a traditional cake batter with flour. In contrast, the flourless chocolate sheet cake is denser and richer in flavor due to the absence of flour. While they share similarities, the two cakes offer distinct experiences, so it ultimately depends on your preference.

How to Make A Chocolate Sheet Cake for Two?

If you want to indulge in a romantic dessert for two, scaling down the recipe is a great option.

This recipe gives you 12 portions, so I suggest halving the recipe to get six pieces. Two for each of you and one piece to save for later. 

Can I Use Different Frosting?

Absolutely! While mascarpone cheese pairs wonderfully with the rich chocolate flavor, you can get creative with your frosting choices. Cream cheese frosting, chocolate ganache, whipped cream, or even a simple dusting of powdered sugar are all great alternatives.

Flourless chocolate cake recipe with currant.
Flourless Chocolate Cake
How Do You Store Chocolate Flourless Cake?

To store your flourless chocolate cake, ensure it has cooled completely. Cover it tightly with foil or plastic wrap and store it in refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

Can You Freeze Flourless Cake?

You can certainly freeze the flourless chocolate cake for future enjoyment. Follow these steps: 

  • Allow the cake to cool completely.
  • Wrap the cake tightly with plastic wrap, ensuring it is well-covered to prevent freezer burn.
  • Place the wrapped cake in a freezer-safe container or airtight freezer bag.
  • Freeze the cake for up to 3 months.

When you’re ready to serve the frozen cake, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight.

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Yield: 12

Flourless Best Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe

Chocolate Cake decorated with red currant.

Flourless Best Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe, made with pure cocoa, mascarpone icing, and red currant, is a dessert recipe you must try. Forget Texas sheet cake with frosting. This is the best chocolate cake made in minutes whenever you need something sweet and healthy.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

Cake Base

Topping

  • 2 and half Cups of Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cup (250 grams) Mascarpone
  • 1/3 Cup Sweetener
  • 1/2 Cup Red Currant

Instructions

  1. Gather the ingredients: eggs, sweetener, cocoa powder, heavy cream, mascarpone cheese, and fresh red currants. Preheat your oven to 170 Celsius or 340 Fahrenheit. 
  2. Whisk the egg whites in a clean, dry mixing bowl until stiff peaks form. Set aside. Whisk the egg yolks with the sweetener in another mixing bowl until well combined. Fold in the whipped egg whites gently. Add cocoa powder to the egg mixture and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  3. Pour the cake mix onto the prepared pan and spread it evenly. Take the pan and bake the cake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Once baked, remove the cake from the oven and let it cool completely.
  4. While your cake is baking, you can prepare your topping. In a mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside. In another bowl, whip the mascarpone cheese with the sweetener until smooth and creamy. Gently fold in the whipped cream until well combined. 
  5. Add a handful of red currants to the mascarpone mixture and fold them gently.
  6. Once the cake has cooled completely, layer cake with mascarpone topping evenly over the surface. Place the cake in the refrigerator to allow the topping to set.
  7. After the topping has been set, remove the cake from the refrigerator. Take it out of the baking pan and slice the cake into 12 pieces. Dust the slices with fresh cocoa powder, which, together with sweetener, are the only dry ingredients here. Garnish each slice with a few red currants and a sprig of mint for an elegant touch.

Notes

  • Room Temperature: Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature before starting the recipe.
  • Cocoa: Use high-quality cocoa powder for a rich and intense chocolate flavor.
  • Whipping: When whipping the egg whites, ensure your mixing bowl and beaters are clean and grease-free to achieve stiff peaks.
  • Cool: Allow the cake to cool completely before spreading the mascarpone topping to prevent it from melting.
  • Toppings: Customize the toppings using other fruits or berries that pair well with chocolate.
  • Extra Flavors: Experiment with different flavor variations by adding a hint of espresso powder or a splash of liqueur to the cake batter.
  • Ganache: To add an extra layer of indulgence, drizzle the cake with the chocolate ganache you shipped up in a small saucepan or chocolate frosting before adding the mascarpone topping.
  • Birthday Cake: Using a round shape baking form and building two layers, you can have the best-ever Birthday cake from this. 

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Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1 Piece

Amount Per Serving Calories 292Total Fat 16gCarbohydrates 2gFiber 1gProtein 8g

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