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Our Flourless Chocolate Cake is an elegant, simple dessert! Rich and decadent, yet light and smooth. A chocolate lover’s dream!
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This Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe is, by far the easiest recipe for a flourless cake I have ever made, but it tastes just as delectable and divine as more difficult recipes. It is the perfect dessert for chocolate lovers. If you have a gluten allergy, you are really going to love having this flourless chocolate cake recipe on hand!
What does a flourless chocolate cake taste like?
Flourless chocolate cakes are very rich and dense. With the absence of flour, it is not light and fluffy like most cakes, yet it packs a powerful chocolate punch. Even a small slice is very satisfying. The cake has a more of a fudge like texture. It is topped with a silky smooth chocolate ganache that is sinfully sweet, yet light enough to not weigh you down. It is a delicious way to end a meal.
- Ghirardelli semi sweet chocolate chips
- Almond extract
For the Ganache:
- Ghirardelli semi sweet chocolate chips
- Heavy cream
Frequently Asked Questions
This flourless cake is definitely not a low calorie dessert. The absence of flour doesn’t mean there is an absence of calories, although it does cut back on carbohydrates. It all depends on the other ingredients used. There are lower calorie versions of flourless chocolate cake, but the taste and texture are compromised.
The cake batter for this recipe calls for four ingredients: large eggs, semi-sweet chocolate chips, butter, and almond or vanilla extract. The ganache has only two ingredients: semi-sweet chocolate chips and heavy cream.
Yes, for the best taste and texture, keep it chilled in the fridge.
- Most flourless chocolate cake recipes can be frustrating with complicated instructions or ingredients. But with this recipe, you can follow the recipe card below for simple, easy to follow steps and end up with a gorgeous dessert that makes it look like you spent hours in the kitchen.
- Make sure to allow yourself plenty of time when making this cake. It’s easy to make, but still requires plenty of cooling time. Plan on at least thirty minutes to bring your cake to room temperature after baking in the oven. Add the ganache topping after it has cooled. Then, it needs at least three hours in the fridge to chill, but longer is better! I like to make this the night before and let it refrigerate overnight, so it’s perfectly ready to serve.
- Some people enjoy a light coffee flavor to their flourless chocolate cake, but I prefer mine with a hint of almond flavor. It adds another delicious dimension to the dessert. Give it a try! If you aren’t an almond extract fan, vanilla extract can also be used.
- We love to serve this cake with fresh raspberries, but you could top it with blackberries, kiwi, strawberries, or any kind of fresh berries you like. I also like mine with a little chocolate or raspberry syrup. Don’t forget a dusting of powdered sugar or a dollop of whipped cream.
- This Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake is naturally gluten free, it isn’t overloaded with sugar, and is also has a bit of protein! If you divide the cake into 8 servings, there are 6 grams of protein per serving. It is definitely one of the healthier options if you are deciding on a dessert.
More Chocolate Cake Recipes for Chocolate Lovers
We have chocolate cakes in all shapes and sizes, and every single one is decadent. It all depends on what you are looking for. Try our easy 4 ingredient Chocolate Pudding Cake if you are in a hurry, or for something a little fancier, give our copycat Nothing Bundt Cake Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake recipe a try. You can’t go wrong with any of the delicious chocolate cake recipes below. Please note these recipes are not gluten-free.
- Carnival Cruise Warm Melting Cake– Have you tried the Carnival Cruise Line Warm Chocolate Melting Cake? If you’ve been on a Carnival Cruise, you know how amazing it is. If not, you can indulge in this decadent chocolate melting cake at home.
- Chocolate Pudding Cake– This Chocolate Pudding Cake is probably the easiest chocolate cake recipe out there. There are only 4 ingredients!
- Chocolate Chocolate Chip Nothing Bundt Cake – A rich, moist, and delicious chocolate cake that tastes just like the cake you can buy from the Nothing Bundt Cake store.
- Better Than You Know What Cake – Turn a basic chocolate cake mix into a decadent dessert. A chocolate cake filled with sweet, caramel filling and topped with toffee bars.
- Slow Cooker Molten Chocolate and Caramel Cake – Chocolate Cake in a Slow Cooker! A warm chocolate cake with a rich pudding filling.
How to Make Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake
Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake
- Hand Mixer
- Mixing Bowls
- Rubber Spatula
- 8 inch Round Cake Pan
- Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Beat the eggs with a stand or electric mixer until they are thick and fluffy and a light yellow color, about 2 to 3 minutes on high.
- Melt butter in the microwave in a separate, covered, microwave safe bowl. Quickly add the chocolate chips to the hot butter (be sure to reserve 1 cup of the chocolate chips). Stir until the chocolate chips completely melt (microwaving again in small increments if necessary) leaving a smooth chocolate.
- While still mixing, slowly add the chocolate to the whipped eggs until completely combined. Use a rubber spatula to scrape the sides and finish mixing in. Then slowly stir in the almond extract.
- Prepare an 8 inch round cake pan by thoroughly buttering the bottom and sides. I also like to add buttered parchment paper to the bottom and sides. Then pour the batter into the pan.
- Bake at 325 for 30 to 35 minutes or until a light touch to the center doesn't feel like liquid underneath. Remove cake from oven, it will look puffed up but it will sink back down as it cools. Let it stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before adding the ganache topping.
For the Ganache:
- In a microwave safe bowl add the ¼ cup heavy cream and microwave on high for about 1 minute, or until the cream just begins to boil on the edges of the bowl. Remove and immediately add the chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate chips completely melt (microwaving again in small increments if necessary) leaving a creamy chocolate.
- Spread evenly over the top of the cake, leaving a small rim around the outer crust.
- Chill the cake, with the ganache on top, in the fridge for at least 3 hours before serving. When ready to serve sprinkle on some powdered sugar, fresh raspberries, or drizzle on some chocolate or raspberry syrup.
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