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5 from 9 votes

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless chocolate cake is a fudgy dessert that's made with almond flour, chocolate, eggs, sugar, and butter. Incredibly easy to make, this is a dessert you'll want to make time and time again.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 slices


  • 2 cups (190g) almond flour (2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (190g) granulated sugar divided
  • 6.7 ounces (190g) bittersweet chocolate 50-80% cacao
  • 13 tablespoons (190g) butter cubed and softened to room temperature
  • 4 large eggs separated and at room temperature
  • confectioner's sugar for dusting


  • Grease a 9-inch springform pan with butter or cooking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350f.
  • Over a double boiler, melt the chocolate. Once melted, remove from the heat and add the butter and continue to stir while the butter melts.
  • Add 3/4 cup of sugar and almond meal and continue to stir until combined.
  • Once the mixture has cooled, add the egg yolks and stir until combined.
  • In a separate clean bowl, or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the egg whites for 30 seconds, then add the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar and beat on high until they reach medium peaks.
  • Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate batter a third at a time.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and level with a spoon or offset spatula. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs. It does not need to be completely dry.
  • Allow the cake to cool in the tin before removing the springform and dusting lightly with confectioner's sugar. Enjoy!


  • Use a springform pan that's greased and lined with parchment paper for best results.
  • Use good quality bittersweet or extra bittersweet chocolate for the best results.
  • This recipe was written for a conventional oven.  For convection ovens, reduce the temperature by 25 degrees and begin checking for doneness at the 75% mark.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.7g | Protein: 4.8g | Fat: 26.9g | Saturated Fat: 14.1g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 24.2g | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg