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Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe with Five Ingredients

If you’re looking for a rich and delicious flourless chocolate cake to make, this is it – and only five ingredients. It’s so easy and the results are so decadent!

Five Ingredient Delicious Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe

I have this thing for chocolate cake – and by “thing” I mean I absolutely love it. But when you are on the Whole 30, which I’ve done a few times now, you have limited cake options.

But let me introduce you to one delicious option you DO have: this flourless chocolate cake.

If you are going paleo, this dessert is for you . . . trust me. It’s absolutely amazing – rich and decadent. You won’t even know you’re missing any flour or added sugar!

Paleo Flourless Chocolate Torte with Five Ingredients

Note that it does have honey. The unsweetened baking chocolate is paleo-approved, but some versions of the paleo diet/Whole 30 I’ve seen don’t allow honey. I choose to eat it in moderation, and this cake is one dessert I splurge with it!

Flourless Cake

Are you ready to dig into the recipe? You can scroll to the bottom to get the recipe, or learn more by reading on.

Flourless Chocolate Torte vs. Cake

Technically this dessert would be considered a flourless chocolate torte. Typically one of the key identifiers of a torte is that it calls for little or no flour, so that makes it much more dense with a richer flavor (in my opinion).

So if are invited to a paleo party and you want to bring a flourless chocolate torte, this would work.

When a dessert like this is flourless I use the words torte and cake interchangeably even if it’s not right. You just wouldn’t believe how many people don’t know what a torte is!

Freeze It

This flourless dessert actually freezes quite well. Which is nice because when you’re on the paleo diet, you spend a lot of time doing food preparation.

If it’s just one or two of you in a household, you can make this and freeze it, and enjoy it whenever you like. Just let it thaw naturally on the counter.

Substitutions

I definitely don’t recommend any substitutions to this recipe. You can’t easily substitute cocoa powder for baking chocolate or vice versa, so just avoid doing that.

If you want to try substituting the honey with agave or maple syrup, go for it. I haven’t made this recipe with either of those things, but people do it all the time, so it’s worth trying.

Paleo Flourless Chocolate Cake

Paleo Flourless Chocolate Cake

Makes one 8-inch cake, adapted from this recipe

Ingredients

Directions

You’ll want an 8″ spring-form pan for this recipe.

Cocao baking chocolate in melted butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F, and grease the spring-form pan generously with coconut oil or butter.
  2. Melt the baking chocolate and butter together, stirring until completely smooth (you can use a double-boiler for this, but I prefer to simply throw the chocolate into an oven-safe bowl, and melt it in the oven for about 4-5 minutes at 200°F with the door ajar).
  3. Combine the melted chocolate/butter with the cocoa powder, honey, and eggs, then whisk well until a smooth batter forms.
  4. Pour the batter into the greased pan, and smooth the top with a spatula.
  5. Bake at 375°F for 20-25 minutes, until the center looks firm. Allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then remove the sides (this is why I like using the spring-form pan!) and allow to cool completely before serving.

Note: this flourless cake will have a fallen look which is typical – since there’s no flour! It doesn’t mean you got a bad result.

Five Ingredient Delicious Flourless Chocolate Cake

Once your fabulous flourless chocolate torte has cooled, it can be eaten as-is. For the non-paleo folks in your household, they can add a little powdered sugar and preserves. I won’t tell . . . shh!!

Five Ingredient Delicious Flourless Chocolate Torte
Yield: 8 people

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Paleo Flourless Chocolate Torte with Five Ingredients

Learn how to make these tasty flourless cake with only five ingredients! Perfect for the paleo diet and Whole 30.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 oz 65% cocao baking chocolate
  • 3 egg(s)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F, and grease an 8" spring-form pan generously with coconut oil or butter.
  2. Melt the baking chocolate and butter together, stirring until completely smooth. (You can use a double-boiler for this, but I prefer to simply throw the chocolate into an oven-safe bowl, and melt it in the oven for about 4-5 minutes.)
  3. Combine the melted chocolate/butter with the cocoa powder, honey, and eggs, then whisk well until a smooth batter forms.
  4. Pour the batter into the greased pan, and smooth the top with a spatula.
  5. Bake at 375°F for 20-25 minutes, until the center looks firm. Allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then remove the sides (this is why I like using the spring-form pan!) and allow to cool completely before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 258Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 4g

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Paige

Tuesday 9th of February 2016

This cake looks so moist and delicious! I need it in my life asap!

Paige http://www.thehappyflammily.com/