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 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
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. Theresa

    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. Julie

    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. Kelly @ My Love Affair with Running

    My best friend is gluten free AND a cake lover – I have saved the recipe to make this for her birthday next week! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. 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!

  5. Sparkle and CO

    Yummy!!! I wish I could preorder your book but I don’t know how much it will cost me as i’m in Europe.

  6. Lynna H.

    Sometimes I want to make GF foods too since too much gluten is unhealthy…LOL. i guess I got lucky that you posted this! hehe~

  7. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy

    looks amaaaaaazing!! i wish i could grab a slice through the screen! haha thanks for sharing!

  8. Robin @ Simply Southern Baking

    Oh yum! This looks sooo good and easy. I’ve never made a flourless cake before.

  9. Cookin' Canuck

    I have yet to dive into gluten-free baking, but this cake looks like the reason to start. I’ll bet every bite is a fabulous rush fudge-y chocolate.

  10. marla

    Hi Jenny!! Such a wonderful dessert to make for a GF friend. Perfect for all chocolate LOVERS!! Miss you girl!

  11. 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!

  12. purelymichelle

    Love flourless cakes. I made one for my family a few years ago and I remember it being a big hit. Yours looks heavenly, will have to give it a try 🙂

  13. Julie @ Table for Two

    I love this! this has such simple and easy ingredients and it’s GF!! looks so delicious and i would eat that entire cake in a sitting!

  14. megan @ whatmegansmaking

    Can you believe I’ve never tried flourless chocolate cake before? It sounds amazing, and your version looks so pretty on that cake stand! Just beautiful 🙂

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    Looks perfect, Jenny! I have a lot of friends living the GF life and I know they would appreciate me baking this up for them, since htey usually can’t enjoy my goodies. Looks sinfully delicious.

  18. Heather @ Bake, Run, Live

    Beautiful cake! Maybe separating the eggs and whipping the egg whites (then folding into the batter) would give you a little more height to the cake.

  19. Ali @ Gimme Some Oven

    Mmmm…I ADORE flourless cake! Definitely a perfect option for GF friends. This looks beautiful! 🙂

  20. Villy @ For the love of Feeding

    I would also prefer it thicker, so maybe making a second and adding some frosting in the middle? 🙂
    But it looks awesome anyway!

  21. 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.

  22. Meghan @ After the Ivy League

    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!

  23. Kathryn

    I love flourless chocolate cakes, they have such a great depth of flavour and a perfect texture.

  24. sreebindu

    that looks incredibly simple 🙂 Chocolate chocolate and only chocolate, found you through amanda 🙂 Following you 🙂

  25. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    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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