Flourless Chocolate Cake is rich, dense, fudgy, and incredibly easy to make. It is a classic chocolate cake recipe that just so happens to be gluten-free.

Bird's eye view of a flourless chocolate cake with a slice being taken out of it.

Flourless chocolate cake is a decadent and rich dessert that everyone can enjoy. No need to adapt a recipe to gluten-free diets, this is a widely popular dessert among anyone who is a fan of fine dining. Don’t be deceived by its simple appearance. It is only about an inch thick, and commonly dusted with powdered sugar and berries; but this dense cake packs a huge punch of flavor. 

Flourless chocolate cake is also known by its Italian name, Torta Caprese. There are many stories of its origination, but we love the meaning in behind such a ‘fortunate mistake.’ It is said that a baker forgot to add flour to a cake order for a few tourists, and the tourists loved it so much that it became a delicacy! We know that you will love this cake just as much as the tourists did, and hope it becomes a favored delicacy in your home as well! 

  • Is flourless chocolate cake gluten free?

    Yes it is! A flourless chocolate cake contains no gluten products so it is suitable for a gluten-free diet. While this cake was not originally created with the intent of catering to a Celiac or gluten-free diet, it has become quite a popular choice for both.

  • What kind of cream should I use for a ganache?

    The higher the fat content of your cream, the more stable your ganache will be. In your grocery store, you will most likely see both heavy cream and whipping cream. Heavy cream has a slightly higher fat content than whipping cream, but both will work to make a ganache. Technically, you can also use creme fraiche or sour cream, but they create a less stable ganache.

  • What kind of cocoa powder should I use?

    This recipe is best suited for a dutch process cocoa powder. However, plain unsweetened cocoa powder will also work. Use dutch processed for best results. The quality of cocoa powder varies so we recommend staying away from inexpensive, generic brands as they tend to have the lowest quality when it comes to chocolate.

Flourless chocolate cake with a bite taken out of it on a white plate with a fork.

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