Flourless Chocolate Cake {GF and Vanilla Free}

Desserts | November 13, 2015 | By

Flourless Chocolate Cake

TGIF everyone! Today, I want to share this wonderful, flourless chocolate cake recipe that I made for a coworker’s birthday. My coworker is gluten free and allergic to vanilla, so she usually can’t partake when I make things for other office birthdays.  So for her birthday, I wanted to make it really special and bake something she could definitely eat. And thus, this cake.

I think the biggest challenge with a flourless cake is that it can fall apart very easily if you don’t follow directions carefully. So for this cake, I highly suggest you don’t omit any of the ingredients, bake the full time stated in the recipe, and when it comes time to plate the cake, firmly place a plate over the cake tin so the cake doesn’t move much when you flip it. I found that if you do this, you will end up with a flourless cake with very minimal cracks (if any). If your cake cracks, you can always cover it with a thin layer of chocolate ganache. Just be careful to not add too much ganache as the chocolate-on-chocolate taste can be overpowering. Lastly, I suggest breaking up the chocolate flavor with something sweet and tangy. I used fresh pomegranate seeds to pack a punch — both visually and to your taste buds.

Hope you enjoy! Cheers!

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake
Serves 12
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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 Ounces of Dark Chocolate
  2. 1/2 Cup of Butter
  3. 3/4 Cups of Sugar
  4. 3 Eggs
  5. 1/2 Cup of Cocoa Powder
Ganache Frosting
  1. 2 Ounces of Dark Chocolate
  2. 1 Ounce of Heavy Cream
Instructions
  1. Line a 8-inch round baking pan with parchment paper and butter the pan. Set aside. In a microwavable-safe bowl, melt chocolate and butter in 30 second bursts and mixing between each microwaving session. Once completely melted and slightly cooled, add eggs, sugar and cocoa powder and mix until combined. Pour batter into the pan and bake for approximately 25 minutes. The center of the cake should have formed a thin crust. Cool for 5-10 minutes before you invert the cake and plate it.
  2. While the cake cools, melt more chocolate with heavy cream and whisk until a smooth consistency. Carefully spread a thin layer of ganache over the cake. Garnish as necessary.
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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

 

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