Flourless Chocolate Cake

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This easy Flourless Chocolate Cake with a silky chocolate ganache glaze is the BEST chocolate cake recipe. It is rich, decadent, and the perfect dessert for any celebration. The cake is gluten-free and super decadent.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

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Are you guys ready for this Flourless Chocolate Cake? It is 100% decadent and worth every single bite. If you are a chocolate lover, you are going to fall in love with this rich chocolate cake after one bite. It is so rich you probably only need a bite or two, but it’s SO good you will end up eating the entire piece…and you might even want another piece if you are like me.

And the best part? It is SO easy to make. It is a one layer cake topped with silky chocolate ganache. So there are no fussy layers, you don’t need special cake tools, and the decorating is very minimal.

I am normally not a big cake person, I am a cookie gal, but this cake from King Arthur Flour is my kind of cake! I make it all of the time.

Flourless Chocolate Cake with raspberries

The Best Flourless Chocolate Cake

I love this cake because it is SO easy to make and tastes SO gourmet. You guys are going to die when you make this cake because it tastes like a fancy restaurant or bakery dessert but it’s SO easy! Like almost as easy as a box mix. For reals. It is made in ONE bowl and you don’t need a mixer! So not only will you love the cake, but you will love the easy clean up too!

The ingredients are standard ingredients, nothing crazy. I bet you have them all in your kitchen right now! The flourless chocolate cake is made of:

  • chocolate
  • butter
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • salt
  • vanilla extract
  • cocoa powder

Simple! I also add a chocolate ganache glaze to the cake because you can never have too much chocolate, but that is easy too. You only need chocolate and heavy cream.

Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake

How to Make Flourless Chocolate Cake

  • Bake the cake in an 8-inch round cake pan. Make sure you grease the pan with nonstick cooking AND line it with parchment paper. I also grease the parchment paper after it goes in the pan. You don’t want the cake to stick.
  • Make sure you use the best chocolate for the recipe so you get the best chocolate flavor. You can use chocolate chips or chopped up chocolate.
  • I use semi-sweet chocolate but if you like darker chocolate, bittersweet would work well too.
  • I use Dutch process cocoa because it gives the cake a deep, chocolate flavor.
  • I melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave, but you can melt it on low in a pan using the stove top.
  • Don’t over bake the cake. You want it to be nice and fudgy. It is done when the center reads 200°F on an instant-read thermometer.
  • Let the cake cool completely before adding the chocolate ganache glaze.
  • After the cake is glazed, let the glaze set up before cutting. I like to put it in the refrigerator for a few hours so the glaze can set up.
  • Serve the cake with a dusting of powdered sugar and fresh raspberries. We also like to serve whipped cream or ice cream on the side balance out the rich chocolate cake.

Is this flourless chocolate cake gluten-free? YES, there is no flour in the recipe. And don’t let the gluten-free part scare you if you normally don’t do gluten-free, this seriously is the BEST chocolate cake. I can’t say it enough.

This easy one bowl chocolate cake is dense, fudgy, chocolaty, and OH SO DIVINE! It is the perfect dessert for any occasion-birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Passover because there is no flour, really any holiday or any day!

Whenever you are craving chocolate like mad, make THIS cake. It will WOW you! And I love serving this cake when we entertain because it is easy to make, pretty to serve, and everyone loves it! You can’t go wrong with this cake. Make it and you will fall in love too!

How to Store

You can store the cake in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. If you topped the cake with fresh fruit, remove it so the cake doesn’t get soggy.

You can also freeze the cake for up to 3 months.

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Ingredients
  

  • For the cake:
  • 1 cup  semisweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup  Dutch process cocoa powder
  • For the chocolate ganache:
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease an 8-Inch round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray. Cut a piece of parchment to fit the bottom of the pan. Place it in the bottom of the pan and spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. 
  • To make the cake, put the chocolate and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl, and heat until the butter is melted and the chips are soft, about one minute. Stir until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. If you need to reheat, do for 10 seconds at a time and stir. 
  • Add the sugar, salt, and vanilla extract and stir to combine. 
  • Add the eggs and stir until smooth. Add the cocoa powder and stir until just combined. Don’t over mix. 
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake the cake for 25 minutes or until the cake has a thin crust on the top and the center registers 200°F on an instant-read thermometer.
  • Let the cake cool on a wire cooling rack for 10 minutes. Loosen the edges of the pan with a butter knife and carefully turn it upside down onto a cake plate or serving plate. The bottom of the cake will now be the top of the cake. Let the cake cool completely. 
  • While the cake is cooling, make the chocolate ganache. Combine the chocolate and cream in a medium microwave-safe bowl, and heat until the cream is very hot so it will melt the chocolate. I always start with 30 seconds and check it. It might take longer, it just depends on your microwave. Remove from the microwave, and stir until the the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth. 
  • Spread the chocolate ganache glaze evenly over the cooled cake. Let the glaze set up for a few hours before cutting and serving the cake. I always put it in the refrigerator to speed up the process. 
  • Cut the cake into slices and serve with powdered sugar and raspberries, if desired. This cake is also great with whipped cream or ice cream.

Notes

Recipe from King Arthur Flour

Nutrition

Serving: 16g, Calories: 292kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 57mg, Sodium: 55mg, Potassium: 277mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 345IU, Calcium: 37mg, Iron: 2.8mg
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  1. You know you to celebrate your birthday RIGHT! I just adore this cake, Maria. And I adored you, too! Happy Birthday!

    1. Seems like it’s lacking the element of whipped egg whites to give it the height and structure because mine turned out very thin. Thin, but tasty.

  2. Happy Birthday Maria!! I hope you had a wonderful day! This cake looks so decadent and delicious! It’s perfect for celebrating your special day!

  3. Hi! I’d like to make this but I would rather measure the chocolate chips by weight than cups. Do you have a soecific measurement in weight, please? Thanks! 

  4. Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day. Can this cake be made the night before? If so, can it be stored with the glaze on it, or would it be better to wait (and then pop it back in the fridge for a few hours before I serve it?)

    1. Update: I made this for my boyfriend for Valentine’s Day and he proclaimed that it is “restaurant worthy.” He also ate the leftovers (about half of the cake) for dinner last night. So I guess he liked it! 🙂 Just a quick note to say that it turned out perfectly baking it the night before; I kept it in the fridge overnight and pulled it out when I got home from work. Also, I didn’t use parchment – just sprayed a nonstick cake pan with Pam pretty generously. And I only had half and half on-hand for the ganache instead of heavy cream, but that also was fine. Thanks for the great recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    “you can never have too much chocolate.” that is soooo true. I love flourless chocolate cake and this sounds delicious with the ganache on top. I’m def going to have to make this one. The boyfriend will love it too as he has repeatedly told me he only likes chocolate desserts.

  6. love how straightforward this is, and nice tip about greasing the pan and using parchment paper for this too, thank you for making this work without the flour!

  7. Happy belated birthday…

    I’m making this today….
    My birthday is on the 14th of this month (nice to meet you fellow Aquarius)!!

    1. I have never made it dairy free. You could try coconut oil and almond milk, but I am not sure because I haven’t tried it.

    2. Have made with coconut oil, which is great and nuanced flavor. I haven’t tried it vegan and egg free. The egg substitutes just don’t measure up to the real thing, and I’m not sure how you would substitute.

    3. My son eats gluten-free and dairy-free. He uses Imperial margarine and a can of coconut cream. He says it comes out great. I’m making it for his birthday today.

    1. I think the cake will look flatter than the picture but that won’t have any impact on how yummy it is! (It may cook faster, too.)

    2. Yes, the cake will be thinner, but it is really rich so a thin piece might be fine:) And the baking time might be different so check at 20 minutes to be safe!

  8. 5 stars
    I made this a day ahead of time for our Valentine’s Day dinner. It was easy to make and delicious! It was rich but not over the top. Highly recommend! 

  9. 5 stars
    I made this today and it is absoulutly delicious! This is our new favorite dessert! It was so easy and so nice because not many dishes to have to clean up! It looked so fancy but yet it was so simple to make, my favorite kind of recipe! Thank you so much for such a yummy dessert!!

  10. 5 stars
    I made this for Valentine’s Day, and it is RIDICULOUSLY delicious and easy!! In fact, I made it with ye old Ralph’s brand cocoa and Target brand semi-sweet chocolate chips, because that’s what I had around the house, and it was crazy good! Served it with sliced strawberries and nothing else. PS–it also goes REALLY well with coffee….

  11. 5 stars
    I made this today and it was a huge hit! Exactly 20 minutes in a 9 inch pan. Still a decent height though an 8 inch pan would be a little nicer if you have one. So easy and rich. 

  12. 4 stars
    I love this cake! Very rich and decadent. The only thing I would change is the butter content. I think the butter flavor comes through too strong. Idk what to do to substitute it, but next time I’ll try using half as much butter.

  13. 5 stars
    I have made this 3 times in one month because it is so good. I did change the recipe to suit my needs though. I used coconut oil instead of butter, coconut sugar instead of refined sugar, and I cut the topping recipie in half and used plain yogurt instead of heavy cream. It turned out incredible – I haven’t tasted the cake with butter but it is unreal delicious with coconut oil! I also topped with blackberries and whipped cream – so amazing!

    1. Thanks for sharing your adaptations! I will have to try it your way next time! Glad you like the cake!

  14. Has anyone doubled this? I have a 10-inch spring form and was thinking of doubling the recipe but don’t want it to collapse in the center. Thoughts??

    1. I would use two 8″ pans, and use ganache between the layers. I’d put the layers together before the ganache cools.

  15. 5 stars
    This cake is FABULOUS!  Easy to make but it would absolutely be worth twice the effort.  I served mine with whipped cream and raspberries and it got rave reviews.  Thank you very much!

  16. Please help! I am getting ready to make this cake for tomorrow night’s Passover dinner and I’m concerned. My 8 inch cake pan is only 1 1/4 inches high! Is this pan tall enough to use for this cake?

  17. 5 stars
    As everyone else has commented – this cake is fabulous!  Delicious!  Also, this recipe is easy, and the instructions are well done.  

    I did not have an 8” cake pan – I have only 9” pans.  I felt using this quantity in a larger pan would make the cake flatter and therefore, drier.

    A 9” cake pan is 26% bigger than an 8” pan, and the recipe is easily bumped up by one-third – so, at 33% larger – it’ll fit into a 9” pan perfectly. 
     
    Here is the recipe for 9” cake pan:
    Chocolate chips: 1 ⅓ C (7.8 oz)
    Butter: 10 T
    Sugar: 1 C  
    Salt: 1/3 t  
    Eggs 4
    Cocoa Powder: ⅔ C
    Notes: These modifications increase the original recipe by ⅓ – which is perfect for a 9” cake pan.
    BUT – as so many cooks, I tweaked the recipe: if you’re using semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1 cup of sugar is too sweet (for me), so I kept the original amount at ⅔ cup.  Also, I didn’t bump the amount for the icing – it’s way too much,  and I still had left over icing even with the larger round.

    1. Thanks for all of this info! Glad it worked in a bigger pan and so glad you liked the cake!

    2. Thank you for the measurements for 9” pan.  Didn’t want to buy an 8” pan just for this.  Also thank you for helpful hints. 

  18. 5 stars
    This cake is delicious! I made a combo of this, and their recipe for flourless peanut butter cookies! I did the cake, then a layer of their peanut butter frosting, a layer of peanut butter cookie (1 giant cookie baked in an 8″ round cake pan) and topped it all of with chocolate ganache! Amazing! Incredible!!!

  19. 3 stars
    Question, why would you not combine — the cocoa powder and stir until just combined. Don’t over mix— until glossy smooth?

  20. I made this cake with this recipe and it was amazing! I couldn’t find Dutch process cocoa powder anywhere though. I used Nestle cocoa powder instead. Does anyone know where I can buy Dutch process cocoa? I’d like to make it again. I live in Miami and I tried Publix and Whole Foods and didn’t see it anywhere.

    1. Go to Whole Foods buy 
      365 Everyday Value, Organic Cocoa Powder, 8 Ounce
      Any cocoa powder that states on label it has been treated with an alkali is dutched 

  21. Just baked this cake for the second time using the same exact ingredients but in a different oven (same Miele oven) just at my friend’s apartment in the building instead and it actually burned the top a little. I’m pretty surprised as I did nothing differently and it’s literally the same oven in every unit in the building. I expect the cake to be drier this time around. First time it was perfect. Was the recipe always 25 minutes in the oven? Seemed a little long.

    1. You should have her friend check the temperature of her oven. There’s info on line. You just have to take off the oven temperature knob and adjust!

  22. We tried this cake recipe but got stuck on Step #5, where the directions say that the cake should have a “think crust.” Please help clarify this confusion. Thank you. 

  23. Can I make this in a spring form pan? Guessing no-I’m going to do this tomorrow night for Monday Memorial Day brunch! 
    🙂 thanks! 

    1. Do you have an 8-inch springform? If so, I think it will be fine. If it is bigger, the cake will be thinner.

    2. I ended up at the mall and snagged a 8” round pan from WS! I just took it out of the oven. So far so good! Thank you for your fast reply. I bet my springform pan is 9”. Thanks for the heads up! 
      🙂

    1. 1 Tbsp ground flax seed
      3 Tbsp hot water
      Mix well and let it sit until it is the consistency of a beaten egg. Usually 10-15 minutes.

      We do this all the time and it works really well.

  24. 5 stars
    So yummy! Everyone loved it! 
    (I popped my cake in the freezer for thirty minutes once I put on the ganache to help it “harden” quicker. )

  25. 5 stars
    Unbelievable!  Delicious!  I made it because it was GF-but everyone ate it-it went! The chocolate topping is incredible. Thank you!!! 
    ❤️ Mandi

  26. Can you substitute anything for the chocolate?  More cocoa powder?  Trying to make it sugar free.  Thank you

  27. I made this but omitted the OJ and used almond flavor instead and everyone at church loved it. It is very rich so 16 pieces just big enough. Ice Cream would of cut that richness down. I will make again.

  28. 5 stars
    I made a sugar free version of this cake repacking the sugar with stevia + plain yogurt and used Heshey’s Sugar free chocolate chips
    Left off ganache adding sliced strawberries 
    It was amazing! The perfect dessert for diabetic friends and family

  29. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe twice – it’s decadently delicious! First time, I made it with no changes. Second time, I added orange liqueur to the ganache… Oh my! I think I’ll have a piece now!

  30. Hi! I have an egg allergy. I tried using applesauce as an egg replacer and it did not work well. It eventually did start to cook on the edges but there was too much liquid sitting on the top. Any ideas? Thanks so much!

    1. 1 Tbsp ground flax seed
      3 Tbsp hot water
      Mix well and let it sit until it is the consistency of a beaten egg. Usually 10-15 minutes.

      We do this all the time and it works really well.

  31.  Made this cake today.  Think I may have used a slightly larger pan so came out a bit thinner than I’d like.  Will def make this again using a smaller springform. 

  32. May I ask for the weight of 1/2 cup butter in grams? Would love to try this recipe. Thanks…

  33. 5 stars
    This cake is fabulous, it’s like eating fudge! Made it for a friend because it was gluten free, but don’t let that term stop you from making it, it’s absolutely delicious and so chocolaty!

  34. I want to make this without sugar.  Could I use pyure or monk fruit instead?  Would the amount change?

  35. I am making this cake tomorrow for my husbands birthday and I can’t wait. Question for you when a recipe calls for Vanilla extract when do I use imitation vanilla and when real extract my general question. For this recipe which should I use.

  36. I am making this cake for my husbands birthday tomorrow. I have a general question when a recipe calls for Vanilla extract when do I use Imitation vanilla extract and when do I use real vanilla extract. For this recipe which do I use. Thank you.

  37. 5 stars
    I LOVE this cake! I make it for birthdays and sometimes just because I want to. Easy, delicious, and adaptable since I use almond milk for the ganache and it turns out brilliant! Thank you!

  38. i would like to sell this cake at the Farmers Market . I would not be able to bake it in a spring form pan . can i make it is am 8 inch disposable pan . will it stick to the pan ???? it won’t get frosted either .. I am in SW FL and it is too hot !!!
    Any other recipe that is gluten free that would be good for an outdoor market ???

  39. 5 stars
    I have made this 3 times and it’s amazing. The baking chocolate I use comes from a friend who has a chocolate plantation in Ecuador. I top it off with raspberry gelato.

  40. OMG!! You’ll never bake another chocolate cake again, using flour & leavening. I made this cake 2 days ago. I stuck 3 Kraft caramels in the cake before baking. I made caramel ganache glaze instead of chocolate. Mmmm.
    I have my 2nd cake in th oven today for a party tonight. I’ve added tart Montmorecy dried cherries before baking. I’ll let you know if it’s a hit @ the party. Might make a small amount of caramel ganache for the top. If not, will just sift some powdered sugar on top.(or not, lol!)

  41. This looks delicious! Any thoughts on using ghee in place of butter? I need this to be dairy free as well.

    1. I haven’t tried it, but if you do, let me know! It should work, I am just not 100% sure since I haven’t tried it.

  42. 5 stars
    I had a dense chocolate cake at an Italian restaurant in London and was hoping to find a recipe that was similar! This was everything I had hoped it would be! Decadent & delicious! 

  43. I recently was put on a gluten free diet, and remembered I love flourless chocolate cake! I just made this and was surprised at how easy it was! Not to mention how delicious!! So good!! Just like eating a truffle!! Thank you for this recipe, will be my new go to when I need to make a desert or just crave chocolate! I didn’t have cream, plus I’m lactose intolerant so I used lactose free whole milk and a little dab of butter for the ganache and it came out just great!!

  44. 5 stars
    This is the best flourless chocolate cake ever. Was a super hit at the birthday party we had at work for a chocolate love. Don’t look for another recipe, this is fabulous 

    1. Yes, the cake is very dense and rich though. I can’t imagine eating more than one layer or a very small piece:)

  45. 5 stars
    I have now made this cake about 8 times and it is literally THE BEST! I always replace the heavy cream with coconut milk, which is delicious, only don’t use light coconut milk because I think the texture is watery and the ganache doesn’t set as well. I am currently baking my second one today.

  46. 4 stars
    I have made this cake before from All recipes; this one has the chocolate ganache topping, which I am trying for the first time. I have used butter and coconut oil in the past, both delish. Today I used 3 Trader Joe dark chocolate bars (imported from Belgium). I think this is more than I have used in the past. If using coconut oil, melting chocolate a bit first, then adding oil works, as the oil melts faster than the chocolate. I used 1/2 cup sugar, put in 1/2 tsp coffee powder for deepening flavor. I have always used TJ cocoa powder, which works great; I presift to avoid lumps. I look forward to the ganache. I bake in spring form pan, think in my oven it will be about 18 minutes, which it has in the past, for a moister denser, not as dry cake. toothpick inserted at 19 minutes came out clean, I turned oven off and let it sit for a bit. At 22 min, I pulled out and let rest Top crust, (I think in previous recipe I baked at 350?)

  47. 5 stars
    This cake was very easy and delicious. I had a flour-less chocolate at a restaurant that claimed their cake was one of the best and it could not touch the taste of this recipe.
    So rich and decadent!!!

  48. 5 stars
    Your recipe looks absolutely amazing! Got to add this to my reading list.Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  49. 5 stars
    Amazing cake! I didn’t have any whipping cream so I substituted evaporated milk in the ganache. It never firmed up all the way, but it was still delicious! Next time I’ll be sure to use the real deal. Awesome recipe!

  50. Hi – a friend posted this recipe on FB. Thought you might be interested in knowing I have been making a similar for several years. I use 5 eggs separated instead of 3, no salt, cocoa or vanilla. But the biggest difference is 1/3 cup almond meal and I bake it in a bundt pan. It is so delicious!! I kept track of how many I have made and it is 41 so far. 🙂 I am going to try not separating the eggs. I have to whip the egg whites to almost stiff peaks. I haven’t frosted it because it is very moist, but I am going to try yours.

    Barb

  51. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and it was a hit. Tasted exactly like a flourless chocolate cake that we buy out. Will definitely buy it again.

  52. I have made this twice now, and the center is liquidy… should it have some form to it? I don’t have a thermometer, but the first time I baked it for about 40 mins, in increments of 5 minutes after the first 25 mins. I’m concerned about the eggs not being cooked through…

  53. 5 stars
    This cake was INCREDIBLE. So easy to make. Used a 9 inch pan, baked for 22 minutes. Perfection! Can’t wait to make it again.

  54. Delicious and super easy to make. I used an 8 inch square pan because I wanted to cut it into squares as I am serving it with an assortment of desserts on a plate . Its great for Passover and my gluten free guests. Thank you

  55. if i want to make this cake as a base for my ice cream cake..should I make only 2/3 of the recipe??taking into consideration that my loaf tin is 10 by 20cm

    1. I was paranoid so I remade it after sifting, as well. They were both delicious and I needn’t have worried as the consistency was the same. Thank you! It was delicious- making again tonight!

  56. Making this for Passover. Can this be made the night before? How would you store it? In the fridge?

  57. 5 stars
    Made this for Passover. I made the cake the night before and put the ganache on the day of. It was absolutely incredible!!! Everyone loved it and it looked so beautiful. I did use organic cane sugar (Trader Joe’s) i always feel like it taste better then regular white sugar. I followed the recipe and it was a huge hit! 5 stars and will 100% be making this again

  58. I made this recipe VEGAN. I made this cake the night before my dinner party. 5 stars*****

    For the heavy cream replacement: take a can of FULL FAT coconut milk and place in fridge. Once its cold, open the can and take 1/2 a cup of the solid coconut cream that formed. Discard the leftover water. (I used 1:1 ratio)

    For the butter replacement: I mixed 3/4 the amount of coconut oil with 1/4 the amount of water. Blend together BEFORE adding to the other ingredients (this will form a very smooth texture, almost like butter)

    End result: I cooked for the same amount of time and everything came out perfectly delicious. There was definitely a hint of coconut but that really added flavor to the otherwise rich and moist extra chocolaty cake.

    Note: When refrigerated, the coconut cream in icing congealed and became visible on top of the cake. I simply took out the cake from the fridge approx 4 hours before serving and once the cake got close to room temperature I took an icing knife and redistributed the icing. This made the cake look appealing again 😉 I also sprinkled powdered sugar to mask any congealed coconut oil residue. It looked and tasted amazing.

  59. My daughters birthday fell on Passover this year, poor thing! Let me tell you this cake was SO good and so so so so easy!!! Thank you!!!

  60. I’ve made this cake and it is maaahhvelous! I highly recommend to have this as an option for dessert at a dinner party in case you have guests that have issues with gluten. You will be rewarded with their thanks! In fact, your guests who may not have gluten issues will want to imbibe as well. It’s that good!

  61. 5 stars
    This is an awesome recipe! I use for my gluten free customers.
    Have you doubled it? I need to make in a 9×13 to get squares for a party

  62. 5 stars
    I made this as a double recipe, with twice the ingredients in a large springform pan. I modified the ganache by adding some orange zest and Grand Marnier. The cake was a hit, THANK YOU!

  63. I don’t know what I did wrong but in an 8” pan, my cake is about 1/2” y’all!! Very pathetic looking and I’m tempted to toss it in the trash!

  64. HI there! This looks incredible. Do you think toasted coconut flakes would go well on top of the ganache instead of raspberries?

  65. I am making one right now and just put it in the oven! It is my birthday cake for tomorrow! I am going to make a ganache frosting with melted dark chocolate and a bit of orange liqueur!! YUM…and Happy Birthday to me. Now to see if I can wait until tomorrow to try it.

  66. I made this cake for my b/f gluten free father and it was phenomenal! Rich and decadent, you can’t go wrong with this masterpiece! Yum! Will make a million times again!

  67. My friend made this cake and it was beyond amazing! Can unsweetened cocoa powder be substituted for the Dutch processed cocoa powder?

  68. 5 stars
    This has become my go-to recipe for birthdays and special occasions. It is moist, chocolate decadence and sooooo easy to make too. You can’t go wrong. This recipe is perfection!

  69. I have made this several times it is always a hit, first time was for a friend who has gluten allergies, we had a ladies overnight, it was a BIG Hit.
    I am making tonight for my husbands birthday dinner tomorrow &
    will be doubling it using a 9″ or spring foam pan
    I will let everyone know how it goes, or Has anyone attempted doubling?

    Thanks
    Angel

  70. 5 stars
    I don’t usually leave comments but I just made this cake last night and it was absolutely melt-in-your-mouth fabulous! I made a half portion of the ganache, which was plenty. Everyone loved it!

  71. 4 stars
    I made this for my husband’s birthday yesterday. I could not find dutch processed cocoa in the store and used regular cocoa. The cake turned out well, but I felt the butter was too overwhelming for me.
    Has anyone made it with less butter? My husband felt it tasted too much like a “brownie”, so I’m not sure if I did something wrong? It was fudgey though.

    1. I meant to say that I made it in a 9″ inch cake pan following the adjustments that someone posted above.

  72. This was the easiest cake I have ever made and was so delicious. Everyone loved it. Next time I will probably cut down on the ganache, I had some leftover. But seriously this was amazing!

  73. 5 stars
    This was the best Choc. Cake I have every hand and so easy to make. I can’t tell you how much I will use this recipe. GF or not best cake ever. Thank You!!!

  74. 5 stars
    Marie, This is a totally amazing recipe and I have tried many. This recipe is so easy to make and the best tasting ever. I can’t thank you enough. I got so excited I’ve already made 3 and I just found the recipe. I’ve tried so many that didn’t turn out so I am sharing your name and your recipe with everyone. I’d eat this cake even if I didn’t have to eat GF. My favorite choc cake of all times. Keep your recipes coming…. they are fantastic.

  75. 5 stars
    This cakes is incredible! I made for a part of 12 for my husbands birthday everyone loved it!!! I did make a few substitutions…. I made the recipe +1/2 and used a 9″ cake pan. In place of the sugar I used maple syrup and reduced to 2/3 cup. For the topping I used 1/2 and 1/2 in place of the heavy cream. Absolutely fantastic!! I did bake an additional 10 minutes due to be little larger. Perfect outcome Definitely a keeper, thank you for this recipe!

  76. Thank you for this awesome recipe. Made it today for a last minute birthday cake and it was a huge hit. Instead of ganache I used an orange chocolate glaze and garnished it with orange zest. A tip for anyone having trouble with volume make sure all your ingredients are room temperature especially the eggs. This was the easiest and most impressive cake I have ever made. Thank you!

  77. Hi, I’ve made this delicious cake several times, using an 8″ pan, and after burning it the first time (following the instructions for temperature, and time), I had to bake at 350 for 20 minutes. The one problem, I have each and every time, is how hard it is to get it off the pan. I apply a generous amount of Pam, wax paper, and more Pam. What am I doing wrong?

  78. 4 stars
    This is a delicious and super easy recipe. I just wish it had a bit more height to the cake – appears a little flat on presentation. I will make it again though – just in a smaller pan. I added a touch of Grand Marnier which enhanced the flavor, but there’s so many things you can do with a basic, decadent chocolate cake like this one!

  79. Would love to make this as dessert for Christmas dinner … so am wondering how far in advance can I make it. We are on the road on the 24th – will it be ok to make it on the 23rd? Have you ever made it in advance? or simply the 24 hours before serving?

  80. 5 stars
    This is a very delicious cake with or without the ganache. Good idea to test the cake temp in last 5 minutes depending on your oven.

    1. I tried Monkfruit yesterday and it tastes great. 1-1. Monkfruit seemed to stay granulated when stirred in but the end result was yummy. I’d use Monkfruit again.

    2. 5 stars
      I used Lakanto Monkfruit with erythritol sweetener today. It’s really good, but does have a little of that cooling effect on your tongue that I sometimes get with erythritol. Still delicious! It was a little crumbly – not sure if that had to do with the sweetener substitution?

    3. I have made several times using sugar free chocolate chips and stevia. I use nonfat plain greek yogurt to make up for the decreased volume of the stevia. It is delicious, not as rich as the regular but a big hit

  81. 5 stars
    Should this be stored in the fridge, or can it be left out on the counter (covered)? Also, if using dark chocolate chips, should I also use dark chocolate chips for the ganache or would it be ok to mix and use semi-sweet for the ganache?

  82. 5 stars
    This cake was so easy to make but tasted like I spent hours. It was so rich and choclatey. This is now my go to dessert for any occasion!!

  83. Our family has a tradition of gathering at our house every Sunday night for dinner. We all contribute lots of yummy food for the meal. I saw your Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe and knew I had to make it since one of my 3 daughters needs to eat gluten free. It was a huge hit!! Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe. We will be making it often.

  84. I love flourless chocolate cake and usually make one for Passover. Can I use an 8″ springform pan instead of a cake pan?

  85. I’m confused why you need to line the cake pan with parchment paper then set it aside. I don’t see anywhere in the recipe to use it again. Am I missing something? Thanks!

    1. The pan that you line with parchment paper is the 8 inch cake pan that you will bake your cake in.

  86. I’ve baked so many of these wonderful cakes! I’ve used Andes mints along with chocolate chips for the batter, as well as added 1 cup of chopped pecans! An amazing addition! I also love whipped cream alongside this rich dessert!

  87. Maria – I can’t thank you enough for sharing this King Arthur Flour recipe. If you hadn’t, I would have missed out on something really special. My husband keeps telling me everyday that it’s the best dessert he’s ever had. Better than the finest restaurant could even think of having. I second his opinion. It’s absolutely amazing!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. This will forever be my go to recipe for a delicious, decadent, and daring to your taste buds cake. Nobody would ever believe how easy it is to make. Thank you again for sharing this.

  88. 4 stars
    Knowing how I love very dark chocolate, I subbed bittersweet for semisweet chocolate; also used coconut sugar instead of cane and cut it to 1/2 cup. Baked in a smaller, but deeper dish and cut cooking time to 20 min., which was a bit too long for my liking; probably go for 16 or so min. next time. I did look at several recipes before choosing yours and finding it the most adaptable to my wishes. I have used several of your recipes in the past, and they were good. Thanks for this one.

  89. 5 stars
    I have had a request for this delicious cake to be made without dairy. Any recommendations on ND substitutions for the chocolate chips, cream and butter?

    1. For chocolate chips, I’d use a shaved dark chocolate bar(s) that does Not have any dairy or casein in it.

      For butter, I would use Ghee.

      For cream, I’d use Cashew Milk. If the latter didn’t provide a creamy enough texture, I’d entertain a nut based (non’dairy) creamer. Most likely the cashew milk would be fine.

  90. I can’t find a 8in cake pan anywhere. The smallest I have is a 9in, will this greatly affect the recipe/end result?

    1. The cake will be a little thinner and the baking time might be a little different but you can use it.

  91. Hello! Could these be made in cupcake form and if so, how long should I adjust the baking times or what should be the marker to test if it’s ready?

    1. I made them as cupcakes yesterday. I checked the temp at 13 min and was 175 so kept in until 16-17 min and temp was perfect. They turned out great. It’s a nice way to share with the neighbors.

  92. 5 stars
    I skipped the parchment paper because I didn’t have any, but sprayed my nonstick cake pan really well and had no sticking issues. Yum!

  93. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe a few times, and it is fantastic! My family can’t get enough of this super rich chocolate cake!

  94. 5 stars
    I made this cake and it turned out beautifully ! I used brown sugar and salted butter instead as it was all I had in the pantry. Absolutely delicious and so easy to make !

  95. I am guessing this will be very sweet for my liking, as using semisweet chocolate, then 3/4 cup of sugar… Can I reduce the sugar instead to 1/4cup? Will it affect the texture?

    1. I haven’t tried reducing the sugar, if you want to try it, I would start by reducing 1/4 cup, so use 1/2 cup of sugar.

  96. 5 stars
    Amazing easy recepie
    It came out amazing on the first try…
    I used a choc whey protein instead of the coco powder
    And stevia instead of sugar
    To give it a lil bit of a healthy twist

    It still came out amazing
    Next time thinning to add some crunch to it with some butterscotch or something

  97. Has anyone made it using another type of cocoa powder – I need it today and can’t wait for it to arrive on Amazon. Also, has anyone added Maldon Salt to the top of the cake? Thanks

    1. You can use your favorite unsweetened or Dutch process cocoa. Sea salt is always a good idea!

  98. 5 stars
    Sounds delicious! I only have 1 whole egg and 2 egg yolks… do I need to substitute something for the 2 missing egg whites or will it turn out okay?

  99. Can I use a good bar dark chocolate like Lindt for both the cake and ganache instead of chocolate chips? Could you give an equivalent in weight for using a bar chocolate?

  100. 5 stars
    I’ve made this multiple times before and my family loved it so much!
    I’m making it again for the holidays, so how long can I store it in the fridge (covered) before it has to go in the freezer?

  101. 5 stars
    Really good and very simple/quick to make! Made the cake night before and left it out covered overnight, made and topped with ganach the following day. Baked for 23 minutes at 190C. We don’t have a microwave, so warmed everything on the stove. The batter was made in one pot and found this easy with good final results. The cake was very sweet, next time I may cut the sugar down.

  102. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. I added a few tablespoons of gf flour to help with structure. Made a personal size with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it was perfection.

  103. 5 stars
    I get compliments every single time I make this! My gluten-free friends are especially fond of it. COmes outperfectly every time.

  104. 5 stars
    I’m not great in the kitchen, but this was surprisingly simple to make! It is so rich and delicious my only concern is how frequently I will want to make this now. 🙂

  105. Hi, if I only have a 9 inch baking pan, how long should I cook the cake for? And do I need to create a steam oven or cook in water bath? (Other recipes recommend this)

    Thanks!
    Dawn

  106. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! Easy and clear instructions. I have a 9” pan so I followed the measurements provided by a commenter. Made it once as is, and added a bit of cayenne on my second attempt for our chili and chocolate potluck last year. Turned out great both times!

  107. 5 stars
    I made this for my husband last year, and we LOVED it!! I would like to make it again for Valentine’s Day, and I thought it would be fun in a heart shaped pan! Would this recipe work the same way if I did that? What size heart pan should I use? Thanks for any suggestions!

    1. I am so glad you loved the cake. A heart shape pan would be fun, just make sure it’s the same size, for an 8-inch cake.

  108. 5 stars
    I made this for the first time for Valentines Day and it did not disappoint! I was a little worried since I’ve never made a flourless cake before but it turned out so delicious and was actually super simple to make! Thanks for sharing another great recipe! I’ll definitely be making this again when I’m craving chocolate.

  109. WOW! Not only was this so delicious, it was extremely easy to make! Followed the recipe exactly, the only difference was I used regular
    cocoa powder not Dutch process cocoa (not sure if there is even a difference). The ganache was also a nice finishing touch. I had a lot left over, so next time I’ll cut that in half. I put strawberries on top and served with homemade whipped cream and ice cream. So good, thank you!!!

  110. 5 stars
    I haven’t had very good luck with online recipes but this is delicious! Due to health reasons, I’m not only gluten-free but I can’t eat tapioca starch and some other things that are often used in gluten-free baked goods. So I’ve been on the lookout for something like this.

    This is NOT one of those “oh, I guess it’s good enough, since I can’t have anything else.” No, this is SO good, all of my gluten-eating family loved it, too, and were fighting over who got the last bite. Even my daughter who normally doesn’t like chocolate, she liked this. Surprised the heck out of me.

    Warning: It is RICH and filling. I couldn’t eat more than 4 or 5 bites and I’d get full.

    Also, I used regular salted butter (because that’s what I had on hand), rather than the unsalted butter and 1/4 tsp of salt, and it turned out marvelous.