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Overhead view of a flourless chocolate cake dusted with confectioner's sugar

Flourless Chocolate Cake

  • Author: Vicky and Ruth
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Fudgy, decadent, rich, and absolutely perfect to end a romantic dinner or your Passover seder. This Flourless Chocolate Cake is sure to become a new favorite when your sweet tooth strikes!


  • 3/4 cup of dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips (about 4 ounce or 115 gr) 
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil ( 100 ml)
  • 3/4 cup almond flour (80 gr)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder (14 gr)
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch (8 gr) , you may also use potato starch, tapioca starch or arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp espresso powder or instant coffee mixed with 2 tbsp of water
  • a pinch of salt
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup white sugar ( 100 gr)


  1. Heat oven to 350F and line a round cake pan with parchment paper
  2. In a large bowl microwave chocolate chips with the oil in 20-second increments until melted. Mix the chocolate with a rubber spatula every 20 seconds
  3. Once the chocolate is melted add almond flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, espresso powder mixed with water, and a pinch of salt. Add egg yolks.  Mix until well combined.
  4. In a separate clean bowl beat egg whites for 2 minutes on high speed add the sugar and continue beating until you obtain stiff peaks ( the egg white should stand on their own on the whisk attachment). Check the image on the post.
  5. Carefully fold the egg whites a little at a  time into the chocolate batter in a slow circular motion. 
  6. Slowly mix the batter until no white streaks remain.
  7. Pour batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Let the chocolate cake cool completely before enjoying it.
  9. Sprinkle some powder sugar and top with berries (optional)
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 311
  • Sugar: 18.2
  • Sodium: 37
  • Fat: 18.9
  • Saturated Fat: 11.4
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.2
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 23.7
  • Fiber: 1.9
  • Protein: 5.8
  • Cholesterol: 93.9

Keywords: passover, vegetarian, chocolate, tort, cake, flourless