Easy Flour-less Chocolate Cupcakes

Easy Flour-less Chocolate Cupcakes

Make gateau au chocolate cupcakes for Valentine's Day. Great as a snack and wonderful to give as presents too.

Ingredients: 6 large cupcakes

Chocolate bar (Meiji milk chocolate)
1 bar
Unsalted butter
50 g
Pure cocoa powder
20 g
Eggs (large)
50 g
Powdered sugar
as needed


1. Separate the egg yolks and whites. Break up the chocolate into pieces and melt with the butter over a hot water bath or in the microwave. Preheat the oven to 160ÂșC.
2. Mix the cocoa and egg yolk into the bowl with the melted chocolate and butter.
3. Add the sugar to the egg whites. Mix with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form. Add the meringue in 3 batches.
4. 1st addition: Add 1/3 of the meringue and mix on low speed with a hand mixer.
5. 2nd addition: Add half of the remaining meringue and fold in with a rubber spatula. 3rd addition: Add the remaining meringue and mix in the same way.
6. Pour the batter into the muffin cups until they are a little more than half full. Lightly drop the pan on the counter a couple of times and then bake in the preheated over for about 30 minutes.
7. Just after baking, the cupcakes will be at a normal height.
8. But after a while, the centers will sink. This is not a mistake After they cool, use a tea strainer to sift powdered sugar on top.
9. Here I used muffin cups that are a bit wide on top. The centers did sink a bit, but this is how they're supposed to be.
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Story Behind this Recipe

Once, after I made cupcakes, I realized that I forgot to add flour. But they were delicious, so I still make them without it.