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Flourless chocolate cake – 4 ingredient recipe without nuts

Flourless chocolate cake

This delicious chocolate cake tastes heavenly moist and chocolaty. It comes completely without flour and is therefore gluten-free. In addition, you need only four ingredients for the flourless chocolate cake recipe to make the cake quickly at home. It is ideal as a dessert during the week or nicely decorated for a party.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 12


  • Ø 20 cm large springform pan


  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • 125 g butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 120 g powdered sugar
  • vanilla (alternative)
  • butter to grease the baking pan

for the decorating (alternative)

  • fresh raspberries
  • peppermint leaves
  • cocoa powder
  • powdered sugar


  • Line the bottom of the springform pan with baking paper and grease the rim with butter.
  • Slowly melt dark chocolate together with butter and let it cool a bit.
  • Separate egg yolks from egg whites.
  • Beat egg yolks with vanilla until fluffy and light.
  • Add the liquid chocolate-butter mixture and mix until homogeneous.
  • Beat egg whites with powdered sugar until stiff.
  • Fold the egg white mixture into the chocolate mixture to make an airy batter.
  • Pour the batter into the springform pan, smooth it out and bake the chocolate cake in a preheated oven at 170 °C top and bottom heat for about 40 minutes.
  • Let the flourless chocolate cake cool a bit in the baking pan, then take it out of the pan and let it cool completely.

Decorating the flourless chocolate cake (alternative)

  • Turn the chocolate cake with the bottom up and cut it into pieces.
  • Sprinkle half of the cake pieces with cocoa powder, the other half with powdered sugar and place the white and dark pieces alternately in the shape of a cake on a flat plate.
  • Decorate each cake piece with fresh raspberries and mint leaves.


  • Use good quality dark chocolate. You can use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate.
  • Adjust the amount of powdered sugar to taste, also depending on how sweet the chocolate is.
  • Vanilla options include vanilla sugar, vanilla powder, vanilla extract or vanilla bean scraped out. However, you can also simply omit vanilla.
  • Do not bake the flourless chocolate cake longer than necessary or it may taste dry instead of moist. Do a chopstick test to check if it is done baking.
  • Note the detailed tips and tricks for making the flourless chocolate cake at the top of the post.