Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Featured Articles, Recipes | 15 comments

Quick Chocolate Flourless Cake and Recipes

The first chocolate flourless cake I’ve ever had was a store bought one from Whole Foods Market.  That was probably seven to ten years ago.  Since then, we’ve had them on occasion, most recently we had it at the corner store. With Valentine’s Day approaching, I figured I would attempt to make one at home for the first time.  I’ve adapted Skinny Sweets Daily’s recipe for this cake.

  best chocolate flourless cake

I must say, this is the fastest and easiest “cake” I’ve ever made.  And definitively the cleanest.  No flour mess to clean up from the counters.  No need for a hand mixer either.  Just a little mixing and whisking and voila.  You get a perfectly moist, full flavor chocolate flourless cake.  This definitively turned out a lot better than the time we tried making a chocolate cake from scratch.  That was a complete disaster, but that’s another story.


While making this cake I realized I didn’t have enough cocoa powder.  The girls were comfortably watching Saturday morning cartoons, so there was no way we were leaving the house.  A quick search in the pantry and I discovered some Ovaltine.  As a child, I preferred Ovaltine to Nestle Quik.  To this day Quik is too sweet for me.  So, I went ahead and mixed it with the cocoa powder.

Quick Chocolate Flourless Cake


  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup ovaltine
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cold water


  1. Preheat oven to 340F. Use cooking spray to grease a round pan.
  2. Place the eggs in a medium bowl and mix. Then add oil, maple syrup, vanilla and water. Mix well with a whisk.
  3. In another small bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the dry mixed ingredients to the medium bowl with the wet ingredients. Make sure to mix the chocolate well to get a nice even consistency.
  5. Pour batter into greased pan and bake for 15-20 minutes. Half way through, turn the pan around in the oven for consistent baking. Check after 15 minutes. You want this cake to be a little moist. It's okay to get a couple of crumbs stuck on the toothpick while testing your cake. That means your cake is done. Enjoy!
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Here are some links for other chocolate flourless cakes:

Decadent Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake 

Flourless Chocolate Cake


Have you ever tried a flourless cake?

Do you have any special Valentine’s Day plans?



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by Xiomara (182 Posts)

Hi! I'm Xiomara. My love for strawberries started at a young age. As a child growing up in Puerto Rico, eating strawberries was a special treat. Fast forward to 2007, we packed our home and moved to Plant City, the winter strawberry capital of the world.



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15 Responses to “Quick Chocolate Flourless Cake and Recipes”

  1. Terra Heck says:

    Sounds really yummy! Will have to try making it sometime soon.

  2. Jennette says:

    Can you substitute anything for the Ovaltine? I’m not a very good cook, but I don’t have any Ovaltine and it’s only one quarter of a cup… Have you ever left it out entirely?

  3. This seems like a really simple, easy recipe! Is the texture different than cake?

  4. Definitely pinning this now! Thank you for sharing!

  5. I love flourless cake – and this is my valentine’s day go-to

  6. rea says:

    flourless? just heard of it here, and that looks delish!

    thanks for sharing, huggies♥

  7. Alyssa says:

    I never knew you could have a flourless cake. This is so cool!


  8. Tonia says:

    Looks so yummy! I’m trying to cut out sugar so it’s nice to stumble across a recipe that uses natural sweeteners.

  9. Teri says:

    I am going to make this cake tonight! Sounds delish and I was just looking for a recipe for something chocolate and gooey. Thanks! #SITSBlogging #CommentLove

  10. I’ll definitely have to take note of this and add it to my collection. It hasn’t been easy going gluten-free, especially when it comes to baked items.

  11. I love the texture of flourless cakes. And they’re a great recipe to keep around for when you run out of …flour!! haha


  12. I’ve never done a flourless cake either, but it looks delicious! Thanks for linking up with the Tasty Tuesday’s Link-up. I have pinned your post to the Tasty’s Tuesday’s Pinterest Board!

  13. Brooke B. says:

    This sounds like an interesting recipe! Thank you for sharing.

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