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gluten free flourless chocolate cake with strawberries on top

Flourless Chocolate Cake

The Granola Diaries
This flourless chocolate cake is such a simple and decadent dessert. Only 5 ingredients, plus it is naturally gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Servings 1 8" Cake


  • Hand mixer - like this one
  • Silicone Spatula - I love and recommend this 3 piece set
  • 8 inch Cake Pan
  • Mixing bowl


  • 4 Large Eggs Room Temperature
  • Cup Maple Syrup
  • Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Cup Coconut Oil Melted and cooled
  • ¾ Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Ganache Frosting (Optional)

  • ¼ Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • Fruit of your choice


  • Preheat oven to 350 and grease an 8 inch cake pan well.
  • Mix eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla together in a large bowl with a hand mixer. You should mix until the mixture almost doubles in size, about 2 - 4 minutes on medium speed.
  • Add in the coconut oil, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Stir everything until just combined.
  • Pour into the cake pan and bake for 30 minutes. Let the cake cool completely before removing from the pan and putting on a cooling rack or serving plate.
  • Optional: For a chocolate "ganache" frosting, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave, or over a double boiler. Pour over the cooled cake, and put in the fridge to set for at least 15 minutes. Top with your favorite fruit, if desired, or a sprinkle or shedded coconut!


For topping ideas or substitutions, read the blog post.
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, refined sugar free