Flourless Chocolate Cake (Gluten-Free + Dairy-Free)

Rich, fudgy and decadent tasting, this Flourless Chocolate Cake is for serious chocolate lovers! Served with a dollop of whipped cream and fresh berries, this simple cake makes an elegant and unforgettable gluten-free and dairy-free (optional) dessert, perfect for any occasion.

Flourless Chocolate Cake gluten-free dairy-free easy decadent chocolate dessert recipe
Flourless Chocolate Cake (Gluten-Free + Dairy-Free)

Easy Recipe for decadent gluten-free + dairy-free Flourless Chocolate Cake!

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This Gluten-Free + Dairy-Free (optional) Flourless Chocolate Cake is for serious chocolate lovers!

Rich, fudgy and decadent tasting, this simple cake makes an elegant and unforgettable gluten-free and dairy-free (optional) dessert.

Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and some berries, and it elevates dessert for any occasion — holidays, dinner with friends or family, or any time you want a wow of a gluten-free dessert!

Flourless Chocolate Cake gluten-free dairy-free easy decadent chocolate dessert recipe

Why you will love this Flourless Chocolate Cake

Unbelievably chocolaty, fudgy and decadent tasting! It is a wow of a gluten-free dessert!

Naturally gluten-free, nut-free and easily dairy-free, making it perfect for serving a variety of dietary needs and preferences.

Quick and Easy Recipe! Comes together in 15 minutes and bakes for 25 minutes. Can be made ahead and ready to serve with just a sprinkling of confectioner’s sugar!

A simple and elegant chocolate dessert perfect for any occasion — holidays, special occasions or dinner with friends and family. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and some berries to make extra special.

Flourless Chocolate Cake gluten-free dairy-free easy decadent chocolate dessert recipe

How to Make this Gluten-Free + Dairy-Free Flourless Chocolate Cake

This recipe is adapted from King Arthur Baking. I am often asked for a Flourless Chocolate Cake, so I reached out to my aunt who makes them often and she shared several she has made. The King Arthur Baking is the one we followed most closely. And you can thank my aunt for the whipped cream and berries — a natural pairing that takes it to the next level!

You will need the following 8 ingredients:

semisweet chocolate chips (to make dairy-free we used Guittard semisweet dairy-free chocolate chips)

butter or dairy-free butter (we used Earth Balance dairy-free stick)

granulated sugar

salt

vanilla extract

espresso powder (brings out the chocolate flavor)

eggs

unsweetened 100% cacao cocoa powder

Flourless Chocolate Cake gluten-free dairy-free easy dessert recipe

Step by Step How Make This Gluten-Free  + Dairy-Free Flourless Chocolate Cake

This simple cake is one of the easiest gluten-free cakes to make!

It comes together in 4 Easy Steps:

1. Melt butter and chocolate chips together over very low heat, stirring occasionally until just melted and combined. Once melted, pour the melted mixture into a large mixing bowl.

2. Add sugar, salt, espresso powder and vanilla and mix to combine.

3. Add whisked eggs and mix to just combine and batter smooth.

4. Add cocoa powder and mix to just combine and batter smooth.

Pour into a pan and bake!

It bakes for just 25 minutes, at which point the edges will pull away from the pan a bit, the top will have a thin crust and the center should register 200 degrees F using a cooking thermometer.

Tip: to ensure that the cake removes easily from the pan, both grease the pan and cut out a piece of parchment paper to fit in the base of the pan and grease that as well.

Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then use a butter knife to loosen the edges and carefully turn the cake onto a cake or serving plate.

Peel off the parchement paper. And now the bottom of the cake is the top!

Let cool for an hour or more and gently sprinkle with confectioners sugar.

To get the perfectly even light powdered sugar effect, sprinkle the confectioners sugar using a fine mesh strainer.

 

And you are ready to serve!

To make extra special, elevate the entire cake by topping the center with some fresh berries and sprinkling them with confectioners sugar too.

Then when serving, serve with a dollop of whipped cream and some fresh berries.  The cool cream and juicy berries are the perfect pairing to the rich and fudgy flourless chocolate cake.

Flourless Chocolate Cake gluten-free dairy-free easy decadent chocolate dessert recipe

And just look at the flourless chocolate cake texture!

It is supremely smooth and fudgy! A chocolate lovers dream!

This elegant gluten-free, dairy-free flourless chocolate cake is perfect for holidays, special occasions or enjoying with friends and family!

Flourless Chocolate Cake gluten-free dairy-free easy decadent chocolate dessert recipe

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Flourless Chocolate Cake (gluten-free + dairy-free optional)

Rich, fudgy and decadent tasting, this Flourless Chocolate Cake is for serious chocolate lovers! Served with a dollop of whipped cream and fresh berries, this simple cake makes an elegant and crowd-pleasing gluten-free and dairy-free (optional) dessert, perfect for any occasion. Recipe adapted from King Arthur Baking.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert, Holiday Baking, Cake
Cuisine: Nut-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Optional
Keyword: decadent gluten-free chocolate dessert, elegant gluten-free dessert, easy gluten-free cake recipe, gluten-free holiday dessert, gluten-free flourless chocolate cake, gluten-free dairy-free flourless chocolate cake, dairy-free flourless chocolate cake, special occasion gluten-free dessert
Servings: 8 -12 slices (one 8 inch cake)
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family

Equipment

  • 1 8 inch round cake pan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips we used Guittard semisweet chocolate chips (dairy-free)
  • 8 tablespoons butter or dairy-free butter we used Earth Balance dairy-free sticks
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, lightly whisked together room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened 100% cacao cocoa powder

Garnish for serving

  • Confectioner's Sugar aka powdered sugar
  • Whipped Cream or Dairy-free Whipped Cream
  • fresh raspberries or strawberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and prepare an 8 metal cake pan: First grease the pan; then cut out a round of parchment paper to fit in the bottom of the pan; place the parchment round in the bottom of pan and grease that as well -- this will help ensure the cooked cake comes out of pan easily.
  • In a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate chips together over very low heat, stirring occasionally until just melted and combined. Once melted, pour the melted mixture into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add sugar, salt, espresso powder and vanilla and mix to combine.
  • Add whisked eggs and mix to just combine and batter smooth. Add cocoa powder and mix to just combine and batter smooth.
  • Pour batter into the prepared cake pan, and spread evenly.
  • Bake 25 minutes, or until top has a thin crust and center registers at least 200 degrees F on a cooking thermometer. Edges will also pull away from the pan a bit.
  • Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Then using a butter knife loosen the edges of the entire cake, and carefully turn the cake onto a cake plate or serving plate. The top will now be the bottom of the cake. Lift the parchment off the cake, and let cool 1 hour.
  • Using a small fine mess strainer, sprinkle confectioners sugar over the top of the cake.
    When ready to serve, top with raspberries or strawberries as desired. Sprinkle them with a touch of confectioners sugar as desired.
    Garnish each slice with a dollop of whipped cream and some extra raspberries or strawberries. The juicy berries and cool whipped cream pair perfectly with the rich chocolate cake. Enjoy!
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Remove berries before storing.
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