16 Flourless Chocolate Cakes for Your Gluten-Free Indulgence
You won't find a speck of wheat flour in these scrumptious chocolate cakes. Some are made with zero flour from the get-go, some are made with gluten-free alternative flours like rice or oats, and some are made with surprise ingredients like...but don't let me spoil the surprise. Scroll through this collection of our best flourless chocolate cake recipes and discover rich, indulgent ideas you can enjoy without fear of flour.
Instant Pot Torta Caprese (Italian Flourless Chocolate-Almond Cake)
"This Italian cake, called 'Torta Caprese,' comes from the island of Capri. It is a moist, dense, fudge-like chocolate cake served at tea time on the Amalfi Coast. Typically made in the oven, making it in an electric pressure cooker keeps it moist without risk of drying out." — Buckwheat Queen
Flourless Chocolate Cake I
Look at the 5-star magic you can create with just an ounce of chocolate, half a dozen eggs, less than a cup of sugar, a smidge of salt, and a splash of water. You can drizzle it with any number of dessert sauces, or simply dust it with confectioners' sugar before serving.
Warm Flourless Chocolate Cake with Caramel Sauce
"I was looking for a recipe similar to a flourless chocolate cake I had years ago at the old Berghoff restaurant in Chicago. I've found it! This is rich, dense and fudgy. It has a nice, dark flavor. I have never cared for dark chocolate, but I loved this cake. I agree with previous reviewers; be careful not to overbake! I used a 9" springform pan and set my timer for 35 minutes. After I first checked it, the toothpick was very wet. I checked it again every minute or two. It only took five more minutes for the toothpick to emerge dry!" — The (Almost) Amazing Mammarino
Moist Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes
Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake
Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes
These little lovelies are made with cocoa powder, oats, and peanuts ground into a "flour" that's mixed with coffee, banana, honey, maple syrup, vanilla, and eggs. Home cook Leshughes says, "They came out great! Only thing I would change next time would be to use bananas that are REALLY ripe to get a little more sweetness. Other than that these cupcakes are awesome!"
Flourless Chocolate Mousse Cake
Four simple ingredients and 20 minutes are all you'll need to prep this airy cake. Home cook Deb C says, "If you are a chocoholic you will love this recipe. It is very light and rich so a little goes a long way." She cautions that the cake shrinks as it cools, but let's just call that built-in portion control.
Sinful Flourless Espresso Cake
This cake is a little different than other cakes you may have made. For one thing, you'll bake it in a water bath (like some cheesecakes), and you'll have to cool it overnight before serving.
Reviewer Living Alaska says, "This is [an] absolutely delicious desert but it doesn't have the same texture as regular cake so don't expect that. It's 1000 times better."
Gluten-Free Moist Chocolate Cake
And the secret ingredient is...quinoa! Sound strange to you? Home cook MSelvidio thought the same thing but says, "I was afraid to try this recipe, because 1) I have never made anything GF and 2) I hate quinoa. This cake is SO moist and chocolatey, without the slightest hint of quinoa flavor."
MindyB offers these tips: "In order to make the layer cake a nice height, I adjusted the servings to 15 from 10 and used 3x8 inch round cake pans. This worked out absolutely perfectly! I then frosted the cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting, just frosting in between the layers and on top, leaving the chocolate cake exposed on the sides. It was the most beautiful and delicious cake I have ever made. I lightly toasted some shredded coconut and sprinkled it on the top of the cake."
Garbanzo Bean Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free!)
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chickpea Cupcakes
Flourless Chocolate Cake II
"Perfect for chocolate lovers! Great for entertaining, deceptively easy to make. Perfect for people who can't have gluten. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream, or simply dusted with icing sugar. I flour the pan using cocoa powder so it won't leave white marks on the cake and keeps it totally gluten-free." — Shana Hillman
Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Cupcakes
Home cook gem bee submitted this top-rated recipe as says, "Deep, dark, satisfying, and seriously addictive. They are best when cooled down to firm up the chocolate chips inside to give a burst of flavor. Our co-op grocer sells stevia-sweetened dark chocolate chips which are very good. Freeze some cupcakes for a fast snack on the go."
Dark Chocolate Espresso Paleo and Keto Mug Cake
Amazing Chocolate Quinoa Cake!
How amazing? Here's what reviewer Elvira Silva says: "Woooow! This exceeded my expectations! Like another reviewer said, this is better than regular chocolate cake. Light and fluffy when it came out of the oven and a little more dense once it cool down, but delicious both ways."
Hungarian Chestnut Cake
"This rich dessert is full of all sorts of wickedness, and is a bit labor-intensive, but well worth the work," says recipe creator MARBALET. Home cook Tara Renner adds, "The final product really was wonderful, a dense, dark chocolate flavor for true chocolate lovers," but be sure to use jarred chestnuts, not fresh chestnuts.