Flourless Chocolate Cake
This flourless chocolate cake recipe is a winner in my books. A simple recipe I’ve been using for years and years, and it never disappoints. This dark and fudgy cake is extra luscious with chocolate ganache or creme fraiche and loads of berries. Super delish served with homemade salted caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream as an option too! You can thank me later 😉

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Carey Erasmus
with Ganache & Berries
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 8
Calories 772 kcal


  • 20 cm springform baking tin


  • 200 g salted butter
  • 100 g dark chocolate chopped
  • 375 ml light brown sugar
  • 200 g ground almonds
  • 80 ml cocoa powder
  • 15 ml vanilla essence
  • 3 large eggs

Ganache (optional)

  • 125 ml cream
  • 5 ml vanilla essence
  • 100 g dark chocolate chopped

To Serve

  • 250 g assorted fresh berries
  • toasted hazelnuts chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Heat the butter in medium pot until melted. Over low heat, stir in sugar until 80% dissolved, now add the chopped chocolate and allow to melt.
  • Remove from the heat and fold in the almond flour, cocoa powder, vanilla essence and eggs until well combined.
  • Spoon into a lined 20 cm springform tin.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, then switch oven off and leave inside for 30 minutes.
  • Allow to cool completely before serving.
  • For the ganache, gently heat the cream. chocolate and vanilla together until smooth and glossy. Pour over cooled cake. Top generously with berries and optional hazelnuts.
    Alternatively, replace ganache with crème fraiche or whipped cream.


Calories: 772kcalCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 12gFat: 52gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 137mgSodium: 229mgPotassium: 455mgFiber: 10gSugar: 56gVitamin A: 968IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 151mgIron: 6mg
Keyword baking, Flouless Chocolate Cake, Gluten Free
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