Having difficulty coming up with an idea for the perfect dessert for any Springtime occasion?

Well, what's better than chocolate? Try this dark chocolate lover's cake that will be sure to awaken your taste buds:

Need an idea for the perfect Easter, Mother's Day, birthday, bridal shower, or potluck dessert? Then look no further than this dark, decadent chocolate cake from my friends at DOVE®. Your spring entertaining has just been made easier with this one palate-pleasing cake! Really, who doesn't love chocolate? Don't let your taste buds miss out on this one...

Flourless Dove® Dark Chocolate Lover's Cake
Serves 10 to 12


6.6 ounces DOVE® Dark Chocolate
2 3.3oz bars
1/2 cup unsalted butter
5 eggs
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder, at least 70%
1 cup whipping cream (optional for garnish)


Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter and parchment line a 9-inch round baking pan.

Roughly chop chocolate and place in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, but not directly touching water. Add butter and melt until smooth. In the meantime, whisk eggs until slightly frothy. Remove from heat and whisk in eggs. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the 3/4 cup cocoa powder (reserving the 2 tablespoons aside) until just incorporated and pour into prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until crust on top of cake forms.

While cake is baking, pour cream and cocoa powder in a large bowl to whip ingredients in later and place in refrigerator to dissolve powder and chill bowl.

Cool for at least 10 minutes before turning upside down onto serving plate. Remove parchment paper if stuck. Whip the cream and cocoa powder in chilled bowl until just stiff peaks form. Serve alongside slice of cake or frost cake with chocolate whipped cream.

Get more chocolate "inspirations" at the DOVE® Chocolate Facebook page today!

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Rachel Specht contributed to this post