Flourless Chocolate Cake

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Indulge in the delight of a Flourless Chocolate Cake – a dream come true for chocolate lovers! This cake is the epitome of richness and deliciousness, and you won’t even notice the absence of flour. The recipe boasts a decadent chocolate ganache topping, making it a truly irresistible treat. Plus, it’s naturally gluten-free, making it perfect for everyone to enjoy!

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 8


For the cake, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips or bar 170 grams
  • 8 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder

And for the Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • Chocolate curls or shavings for decoration


To whip up this delightful treat:

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Grease an 8″ round cake pan and line it with parchment paper.
  • Melt chocolate and butter in the microwave, then transfer to a mixing bowl.
  • Stir in sugar, vanilla, salt, eggs, and cocoa powder. Spread the batter in the cake pan and bake for approximately 25 minutes.
  • Cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a serving plate. Let it cool before adding the chocolate ganache.

For the Chocolate Ganache:

  • Heat the heavy cream and pour it over the chocolate. Whisk until smooth.
  • Drizzle the ganache over the cake and let it set for a few hours. Decorate with chocolate curls or shavings.


  • Use high-quality semi-sweet chocolate such as Ghirardelli, Guittard, Valrhona, or Callebaut.
  • For a sweeter cake, mix 1/2 cup of milk chocolate with 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate in the ganache.
  • Choose between natural and Dutch-processed cocoa powder. Dutch cocoa gives a darker color and moister texture.
  • My personal favorite is Dutch-process cocoa powder, like Callebaut Dutched Cocoa Powder. It has a warm color with reddish-brown notes and is slightly sweeter than dark Dutch cocoa. Find it at Winco for a budget-friendly option. Enjoy your decadent, flourless chocolate delight!

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