Flourless Chocolate Cake

02.06.2019

Flourless Chocolate Cake – yes, that’s right absolutely no flour, yet you won’t miss it in the slightest! This heavenly cake will likely remind you of a rich, decadent brownie yet it’s texture is one all it’s own. Each bite just melts away in your mouth!

Flourless Chocolate Cake on a blue serving plate. Cake is topped with vanilla ice cream and fudge sauce.

Best Flourless Chocolate Cake – It’s so Easy!

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Chocolate has a way to our heart and when it’s melted and blended into a cake you know it’s going to be irresistibly delicious!

This cake can be enjoyed plain as it is or with various toppings such as sweetened whipped cream, dusted with powdered sugar or if you are like me and are addicted to ice cream, feel free to serve it up with a generous scoop of your favorite flavor (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, pistachio, caramel, spumoni are all great choices).

This easy cake is the perfect treat to make for a birthday or holiday. Valentines is has never been one of my favorite holidays but it gives us an excuse to make chocolate cake so let’s go with it!

What Ingredients go into Flourless Chocolate Cake?

  • Bittersweet chocolate
  • Unsalted butter
  • White and brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder

Ingredients needed to make chocolate cake shown here.

How do You Make Flourless Chocolate Cake?

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter a 9-inch springform pan, line bottom with a round of parchment paper and butter paper.

Showing how to make flourless chocolate cake, adding chopped chocolate and butter to a glass mixing bowl.

  • In a large microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate with butter on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring well between increments until melted and smooth.

Mixing sugars into melted chocolate mixture in mixing bowl.

  • Whisk in granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and salt until well combined.
  • Add eggs and whisk until well blended.

Whisking eggs into flourless chocolate cake mixture in mixing bowl.

  • Sift in cocoa powder and stir until combined.

Sifting cocoa powder into flourless chocolate cake batter.

  • Pour batter into prepared baking dish, smooth top into an even layer and bake in preheated 20 – 25 minutes (mine was perfect at 22).

Spreading flourless chocolate cake batter into a 9-inch springform pan.

  • Serve warm or cool (not hot) then cut into slices and serve with ice cream, chocolate ganache or fresh fruit if desired.

Overhead image of flourless chocolate cake on a marble platter. Cake is topped with chocolate ganache drizzle and fresh fruit on the side.

How do You Make Chocolate Ganache?

Really this cake is perfectly good on it’s own but if you want to take it over the top you can drizzle or spread over chocolate ganache. To make it mix 6 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips with 1/2 cup heavy cream in a heat proof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, cook and stir until melted. Let cool slightly then spread or drizzle over cake.

How do You Make Hot Fudge Sauce?

Wanting to go the ice cream and hot fudge sauce route? This is my favorite hot fudge sauce recipe HERE.

Flourless Chocolate Cake on a blue serving plate. Cake is topped with ganache and fresh fruit.

Can You Freeze This Chocolate Cake?

If you are lucky enough to have leftovers this cake should freeze well for two months. Wrap in foil, keep in an airtight bag or container then thaw overnight. It’s even good served cold from the fridge.

Flourless chocolate cake with several bites eaten to showing. It's topped ice cream and chocolate sauce.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

5 from 2 votes

A tempting, decadent, easy to make chocolate cake made without any flour! It's the perfect dessert for any occasion.

Servings: 8
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. (170g) bittersweet chocolate (60%), chopped
  • 10 Tbsp (142g) unsalted butter, diced into pieces
  • 2/3 cup (130g) granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup (65g) packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (46g) unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-inch springform pan, line bottom with a round of parchment paper and butter paper.

  2. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate with butter on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring well between increments until melted and smooth. 
  3. Whisk in granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and salt until well combined. Add eggs and whisk until well blended.

  4. Sift in cocoa powder and whisk until combined. Pour batter into prepared baking dish and spread even. Bake in preheated 25 - 30 minutes. 

  5. Allow to cool, then cut into slices. If desired top with chocolate ganache, ice cream or whipped cream or powdered sugar. Store cooled cake in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 121mg40%
Sodium 111mg5%
Potassium 249mg7%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 575IU12%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Flourless Chocolate Cake
Calories: 390 kcal
Author: Jaclyn
Photos updated Feb. 2019.

32 comments

  • Bhuvana: Thank you for this wonderful recipe! Just wanted to say your pictures are AMAZING!! April 29, 2019 at 5:29am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the compliment :)! April 29, 2019 at 9:32am Reply

  • Deborah: So easy and absolutely, decadently delicious. My son, who has never cared for cake, has requested it for his birthday. March 3, 2019 at 7:55am Reply

  • Lucy: Hello
    Do you know how this will turn out using Stevia in place of sugar ? February 21, 2019 at 1:35pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry without testing I can’t say for sure. February 24, 2019 at 12:03am Reply

  • Lauren: This is in the oven right now for Vanentines dinner for the family. Can’t wait to try it!
    Thx! February 14, 2019 at 12:45pm Reply

  • Karen: This looks delicious! I’ve tried making flourless chocolate cakes using walnuts before but never one like this! Will be giving it a go! February 9, 2019 at 11:42am Reply

  • Lisa: Made this last evening, very yummy. This is remarkably similar to Martina McBride’s version in her Holiday Cookbook. February 8, 2019 at 7:34pm Reply

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