Who doesn’t often feel like a delicious, juicy, soft and chocolaty dessert? And if it could also be gluten free? Yes, that is quite possible, because there is the chocolate cake without flour. Today we want to present exactly an easy recipe for such a chocolate cake without flour. It has the advantage that on the one hand this cake contains no flour and no milk, so that people with gluten and milk intolerance can also snack on it. What’s more, it’s quick to make, tastes great, and contains fewer calories than other tempting desserts like a tiramisu with mascarpone and eggnog. So you can feast without any pangs of conscience, the chocolate cake without flour cannot affect your weight at all. But after eating you will definitely be in a good mood and would like a second piece….
A chocolate cake without flour is also suitable for people who suffer from gluten intolerance or celiac disease.
The flourless chocolate cake that is so popular today is undoubtedly related to the classic brownies. The American delicacies are prepared with little flour and a little cocoa instead of chocolate, but they also contain butter and eggs. The main difference lies in the way of baking. The classic no-flour chocolate cake is much juicier, softer, and has a slightly moist, even runny, center. But it always tastes heavenly delicious!
The flourless chocolate cake not only looks good, it also tastes delicious!
Dusted with a little powdered sugar, it becomes irresistible!
Chocolate cake without flour: where does the dessert actually come from?
There are interesting stories dating back to the 1920s closely linked to the first flourless chocolate cake baked. They all act on the Italian island of Capri, where the best confectioner there named Carmine Fiore is supposed to prepare something delicious for the guests of the crime boss Al Capone. Either accidentally or out of fear, the baker forgot to add some flour to the cake batter. Surprisingly, however, the result was not only perfect, but everyone tasted it delicious. This is how, due to an unintentional mistake, what is now the most popular dessert on the island of Capri was created. The Italians call it tarta caprese. The original of this chocolate cake consisted of only five ingredients, which were chocolate, butter, eggs, almonds and sugar. Today there are different variants of the Italian cake preparation, so that you always come up with new flavors.
Italian chocolate cake without flour: a mistake in the preparation becomes an effect!
The recipe for a classic chocolate cake without flour
As we wrote above, this chocolate cake can be prepared quite quickly. The dessert is ready within 45 minutes. Take a springform pan (26 cm in diameter) and get started!
For that you need the following ingredients: 200g chocolate, 200g butter, 4 eggs, 200g sugar, 200g ground almonds, 1 sachet vanilla sugar, ½ sachet baking powder, 1 pinch salt and icing sugar for dusting.
This perfect result can be achieved with just a few ingredients but no flour.
And this is how it’s done:
- Break the chocolate into pieces and melt together with the butter, preferably over a water bath.
- Then mix this chocolate-butter mixture with sugar and ground almonds. Add baking powder, vanilla sugar and a pinch of salt. Finally stir in the eggs. If the dough looks a bit runny, you can add 2-3 tablespoons of almonds and stir in.
- Pour the finished chocolate batter into a baking pan. Line the springform pan with parchment paper and place in the preheated oven. Bake the chocolate cake without flour for about 40 minutes at 160 °C (fan oven at 140 °C).
- Then let the cake cool down. Don’t be alarmed if the baked cake is a bit sticky inside.
The flourless cake is soft, moist and absolutely delicious!
There are many variations of the original recipe
When preparing the flourless chocolate cake, you have a wide scope for experimentation. In this way you achieve a new taste every time. For example, instead of almonds, you can use walnuts, hazelnuts or pistachios. If you don’t have dark chocolate on hand, you can substitute white chocolate for it. Chocolate with a high cocoa content can also be used in this case. If you want to add a special flavor to your cake without flour, then add some amaretti or another liquor. Also, be creative with adding spices, depending on what you and your loved ones like best.
A fluffy, delicious dessert that’s quick and easy to make!
A dessert to fall in love with!
Last but not least, we want to give some tips for serving. This flourless chocolate cake can be served with whipped cream. But if you place more value on a healthy diet, add fresh strawberries or other small fruits. The delicious dessert also tastes wonderful with grated lemon zest! You can find two recipes for a real lemon cake on our website again! Of course, there are also many other imaginative ideas for delicious and irresistible desserts! Have the courage to try them and prepare a real treat for the palate!
Garnished with fresh strawberries and a piece of chocolate, the cake is transformed into a unique piece of baking art!
With strawberries and a scoop of ice cream, the dessert melts in your mouth!
Enjoy your meal!