Flourless Chocolate Cake

This Flourless Chocolate Cake is such an easy and delicious dessert recipe! Dusted with powdered sugar, this classic cake is always a big hit!

Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe

A couple weeks ago I had to decide what dessert to make for a friend who has a gluten free diet and I was completely stumped at first. What could I possible make with no flour?! After picking my brain, I thought hey why not a flourless chocolate cake?!

Since I am no gluten-free baker, I used the help of Epicurious.com for this one and adapted it slightly.

I was so pleasantly surprised at how simple and fudgy delicious this cake was. Kind of brownie like consistency. I would recommend it for sure. My only complaint was how thin the cake was, so be prepared for that. I found that once I put it onto a cake stand and dusted it with powdered sugar and raspberries, it looked great. I might even double the recipe next time for a thicker cake.

Hope you enjoy!

Pardon my Instagram Photos here, but you’ll start by placing your chocolate and butter over a double boiler until melted and smooth.


Mix your chocolate with sugar, eggs and cocoa powder, then transfer to your springform pan and bake!

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

This Flourless Chocolate Cake is such an easy and delicious dessert recipe! Dusted with powdered sugar, this classic cake is always a big hit!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 312kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 5 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and line an 8 inch springform or tart pan with parchment paper and spray with non stick cooking spray.
  • Cut up chocolate into small pieces and place over a double boiler with butter. Stir until melted. Transfer to a medium mixing bowl and let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Whisk in sugar, eggs and cocoa powder. Pour into prepared springform pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until baked through. Let cool for 10 minutes then release springform pan. Let cool completely before cutting into wedges.
  • Dust with powdered sugar and top with raspberries. Serve room temperature.


Recipe Adapted from Epicurious.com


Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 451IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg
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48 Responses
  1. I haven’t tried a flour less cake, chocolate or otherwise. But that batch sure looks yummy. Would it have a cookie like consistency then? Just curious because the cake is rather tin and looks like a big cookie sliced like a pizza.

  2. What a fabulous and pretty dessert. My sister is gluten free and her birthday is next weekend, I’ll be making this for her! I’m thinking I’ll make two and layer them together with homemade whipped cream in the middle and perhaps a chocolate ganache on top? Thank you thank you!

  3. Blanca

    Read this recipe at 10pm tonight and am biting into decadence at 11:25pm. Easy, simple, mess free and tasty! Thank you for a gluten free treat!

  4. di patrick

    Thank you so much! What perfect timing. I had to make treats for the librarians at our local library today. One has Celiac’s and I have no experience with gluten-free baking. All the recipes I looked at called for special ingredients that I didn’t have on hand, so when I saw your post I was thrilled! It made a beautiful dessert. I topped it with fresh strawberries. Perfect!

  5. Dora L Gillilan

    Also would be good for Diabetics who are not suppose to eat white flour. I am going to try with a sugar substitute.

  6. Shari

    King Arthur Flour has a truly decadent truffle-like flourless chocolate cake recipe on their website. Gluten free, super easy, and covered in chocolate.

  7. kara

    Love flourless cakes. I would suggest, tho, that instead of doubling the recipe, you make 2 cakes and layer them if you want more height. I’ve found that doubling flourless recipes often means they don’t cook right.

  8. Oh yum! This looks divine and super chocolatey. A lot of gluten free desserts I bake are with almond flour and tend to taste less decadent and more like a “healthy” dessert. This looks like it’d be delicious for both GF and non-GF family and friends in my life!

  9. I’ve made flourless chocolate cookies and flourless brownies, but never cake…but I guess maybe there’s not much difference between a “Cake” and a brownie when there’s no flour…all I know is that your cake looks delish and I’m craving chocolate now 🙂

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