Despite the notable progress in the development of rechargeable lithium-sulfur batteries over the last decade, achieving high performance with high-sulfur-loaded sulfur cathodes remains a key challenge on the path to the commercialization of practical lithium-sulfur batteries. This paper presents a novel method by which to fabricate a crack free sulfur electrode with an ultrahigh sulfur loading (16 mg cm(-2)) and a high sulfur content (64%). By introducing a porous scaffold on the top of a cast of sulfur cathode slurry, the formation of cracks during the drying of the cast can be prevented due to the lower volume shrinkage of the skin. The scaffold-supported sulfur cathode delivers a notably high capacities of 10.3 mAh cm(-2) and 473 mAh cm(-3) after a prolonged cycle, demonstrating that the crack-free structure renders more uniform redox reactions at such high sulfur loading. The highly packed, crack-free feature of the sulfur cathode is advantageous, given that it reduces the electrolyte uptake to as low as an E/S ratio of 4 mu L mg(-1), which additionally contributes to the high energy density. Therefore, the scaffold-supported drying fabrication method as presented here provides an effective route by which to design practically viable, energy-dense lithium-sulfur-batteries.