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Flourless Chocolate Cake (Paleo)

An incredibly delicious, moist, and healthy flourless chocolate cake! This Paleo chocolate cake recipe is gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Paleo
Keyword flourless chocolate cake, gluten-free chocolate cake, paleo flourless chocolate cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 207kcal
Author Aline Cueni



  • Preheat the oven to 320°F (160°C). Line an 8-inch (20cm) springform pan with parchment paper and grease with some coconut oil.
  • Melt the chocolate and coconut oil over a water bath or in the microwave.
  • Mix egg yolk, sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl of a stand mixer until pale and airy. Add melted chocolate, coconut oil, and cacao powder.
  • Whisk egg whites and salt until stiff peaks form. Fold into the batter and pour into the prepared springform pan.
  • Bake for 35 minutes. Remove from the oven, place on a wire rack, and let it cool completely in the springform pan.
  • Dust with additional cacao powder (optional) and indulge! → Feel free to top it with dairy-free whipped coconut cream and raspberries!


Sugar: This chocolate cake is made with less sugar than regular flourless chocolate cake, thus it's less sweet and healthier. Feel free to use up to ¾ cup (140g) coconut sugar for a sweeter cake!
Coconut Sugar Substitution: Use ½ cup (100g) brown sugar instead of coconut sugar! → Be aware; brown sugar is not paleo-friendly!
Coconut Oil Substitution: Use ½ cup regular or dairy-free butter. → Be aware; butter or margarine (even if dairy-free) is not paleo-friendly! Can also be substituted with olive oil for a paleo-friendly option.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. → Although this chocolate cake tastes best when eaten within the same day.


Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg