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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Ganache

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Ganache

Sprinkle powdered sugar on this flourless chocolate cake, add a few berries or top it with dark chocolate ganache. It's a gluten-free and very decadent dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 672kcal


Flourless Chocolate Cake

  • 8 ounces bittersweet dark chocolate
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • Optional toppings: powdered sugar berries or ganache


  • 4 ounces bittersweet dark chocolate
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract


Flourless Chocolate Cake

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line the bottom of a spring form pan with parchment paper.
  • Spray the sides of the pan and the parchment paper with cooking spray.
  • Melt the chocolate and butter in saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring to fully combine.
  • Transfer chocolate butter mixture to a large bowl.
  • Add sugar and mix to combine.
  • Add eggs one at a time whisking thoroughly into mixture before adding the next egg. The mixture will become increasingly thicker.
  • Add cocoa powder in quarter cup increments until combined.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes for a 9 inch round pan or 25-30 minutes for a 10 inch round pan or until cake is firm in the center.
  • Cool for about 10 minutes and then invert and turn onto a plate, removing the sides of the pan.
  • Discard parchment paper.
  • Top with powdered sugar, berries or ganache


  • Melt butter and chocolate in a saucepan and stir to thoroughly combine.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Pour glaze over cake, using a spatula to spread over top and sides.


For "clean" cut pieces, refrigerate first. Cake topped with ganache can be made a day ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for easy entertaining. Adapted from Whole Foods


Calories: 672kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 485mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 1020IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 2.6mg