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My sister had found this recipe when baking for guests who were gluten and dairy-free. I don't remember where she found it, but I promise you, this cake is phenomenal.


  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 cup White Sugar
  • 18 - 1oz sq. of Bitter Sweet Chocolate
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 6 eggs


  • Preheat oven to 300*
  • Grease 9" cake pan w/ butter
  • -In a small saucepan, stir & dissolve Water, Sugar & Salt on Med. Heat. (Set aside)
  • -Melt Chocolate on Double Boiler (or Microwave)
  • -Pour Chocolate in bowl of electric mixer
  • -Cut Butter into pieces & beat in to chocolate 1 piece at a time
  • -Beat in Hot Sugar Water
  • -Slowly beat in eggs, 1 at a time
  • -Pour batter into prepared Pan
  • -Have a pan larger than the cake pan ready, Pour Boiling water half way up the sides of this pan.
  • -Bake cake in water bath @ 300* for 45 min. Center will still look wet, chill overnight in refrigerator (or in the freezer for a few hours if you're pressed for time)
  • -To unmold, dip bottom of cake pan in hot water for a few seconds & flip onto serving platter

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