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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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
Makes one 8-inch cake
- 4 oz. 65% cacao baking chocolate
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup grass-fed butter
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup honey
You’ll want an 8″ spring-form pan for this recipe.
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.
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!!
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- 4 oz 65% cocao baking chocolate
- 3 egg(s)
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup honey
- Preheat the oven to 375°F, and grease an 8" spring-form pan generously with coconut oil or butter.
- 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.)
- Combine the melted chocolate/butter with the cocoa powder, honey, and eggs, then whisk well until a smooth batter forms.
- Pour the batter into the greased pan, and smooth the top with a spatula.
- Bake at 375°F for 20-25 minutes, until the center looks firm. Allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes (then remove if you have a springform pan). Allow to cool completely before serving.
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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