Flourless Chocolate Cake with Rosemary Ganache

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


16 servings

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
This rich cake is the essence of moist, dense and chocolaty. A silky chocolate ganache infused with rosemary really takes it over the top. —Kelly Gardner, Alton, Illinois
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Rosemary Ganache Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 8 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs


  1. Line the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan with parchment; grease the paper. Place pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Securely wrap foil around pan; set aside.
  2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the chocolate, butter and wine over low heat, stirring constantly while melting. Remove from the heat. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla until frothy and doubled in volume, about 5 minutes. Gradually fold eggs into chocolate mixture, one-third at a time, until well blended. Pour into prepared pan. Place springform pan in a large baking pan; add 1 in. of hot water to larger pan.
  4. Bake at 350° for 28-32 minutes or until outer edges are set (center will jiggle). Remove springform pan from water bath. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; remove sides of pan. Invert onto a serving platter; remove parchment.
  6. Place chocolate in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream and rosemary just to a boil. Remove from the heat; discard rosemary. Pour cream over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Cool slightly, stirring occasionally. Pour over cake. Chill until set.
To make ahead: Cake can be made a day in advance. Cover and refrigerate. Remove from the refrigerator 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 435 calories, 35g fat (20g saturated fat), 156mg cholesterol, 121mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.