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Flourless chocolate cake with berries on top and a slice cut out
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5 from 26 votes

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake is rich, dense, and fudgy and incredibly easy to make. It's a classic chocolate cake recipe that also just so happens to be gluten-free.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Flourless Chocolate Cake
Servings: 8 large slices
Calories: 516kcal



  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dutch process cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly greased 8 or 9-inch round cake pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper.
  • Place chocolate chips and butter into a microwave safe mixing bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until everything is melted and smooth.
  • Pour in sugar, cocoa powder, eggs, and vanilla extract. Use a hand mixer to beat together until just combined. Do not over mix. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure everything is mixed in.
  • Pour into the prepared cake pan. Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven.
  • Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Run a knife around the edges to loosen, and flip the cake onto a serving platter or cake stand. Let cool completely.
  • Make the ganache by placing chocolate chips into a mixing bowl. Heat heavy cream in the microwave until simmering, about 45 seconds.
  • Pour hot cream over chocolate chips. Let stand 2 minutes, then stir until smooth.
  • Spread ganache over the top of the cake. Let cool before slicing and serving.



Serving: 1large slice | Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 364mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 684IU | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 4mg