Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake

While not specifically designed to be gluten-free, the flourless chocolate cake is obviously a great choice for those who can’t eat flour. It is a very rich dessert and you only need a small slice. Most recipes make a very large quantity – like 16 servings. I was just making it for my husband and myself for Valentine’s Day, and we really didn’t need 16 servings! So this recipe makes a more manageable 8 servings (although still a bit more than we REALLY needed!). As usual it is also free of refined sugar, using maple syrup as a sweetener. Enjoy with a chocolate glaze, or with berries and whipped cream.

Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8 servings
  • 100 grams (3.5 oz.) dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease and 8" round cake pan and line the bottom with a round of parchment paper.
  2. Place chocolate chips and butter in a large bowl, and microwave on medium power until melted. Stir until smooth. Stir in maple syrup.
  3. Add eggs one at a time and beat with a whisk after each addition.
  4. Stir in salt and vanilla.
  5. Stir in cocoa and beat with whisk until smooth.
  6. Pour into prepared pan and bake 20-25 minutes, until top feels firm to touch.
  7. Cool. Serve as desired.


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