The Best Paleo Flourless Chocolate Cake (gluten-free)

April 14, 2022

The Best Paleo Flourless Chocolate Cake made with only 5 ingredients and ready in 30 minutes. A healthy and fudgey chocolatey cake for any occasion!

Flourless chocolate cake always reminds me of Passover at Jordan’s family’s. They always have it on the dessert menu! Jord and I whipping up a Paleo version.

This paleo flourless chocolate cake is almost like a big brownie. It is a healthier version of the flourless cake you may get at the bakery. Plus it is much lower in sugar, made with only 5 ingredients and the best part? It is surprisingly pretty light for a cake.

I love to eat this one both warmed up and from the freezer. I am also a sucker for cold baked goods – anyone else?!

Now let’s run through the ingredients needed. This cake is paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free and even nut-free!

  • Eggs – I don’t recommend using flax eggs here!
  • Solidified coconut oil, grass-fed butter OR vegan butter – anything works. Just make sure you measure in the solid form then melt it per instructions.
  • Cacao powder – a must have in this recipe to make it chocolatey and I used it to dust the topping
  • Dark chocolate chips – melted in with the oil or butter! I use these ones.
  • Coconut sugar – the main form of sweetness here besides the dark chocolate. You need a grainier sugar so maple syrup or honey wouldn’t work well

FAQs about making Flourless Chocolate Cake:

  • What is the point of flourless chocolate cake? It is a more fudgey, dense and not as light or fluffy as your traditional cake. It is meant to be enjoyed over Passover particularly and it is also a very allergen-friendly recipe as it is gluten-free, nut-free and dairy free-friendly.
  • Does a flourless cake taste different? Flourless chocolate cake tastes like the inside of a chocolate truffle or really fudgey brownie. It isn’t moist or bread-like.
  • So no flour is needed for this recipe? Nope!! You will use egg, oil or butter, cacao powder, coconut sugar and chocolate chips

A few other delicious Passover desserts to make:

15+ Dessert Recipes to Make for Passover!

Copycat Paleo Girl Scout Samoa Cookies

The Best Ever Grain-free Brownie Recipe

Healthy Flourless Brownies (nut-free + gluten-free)


The Best Paleo Flourless Chocolate Cake (gluten-free)

The Best Paleo Flourless Chocolate Cake made with only 5 ingredients and ready in 30 minutes. A healthy and fudgey chocolatey cake for any occasion!

  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x


  • 1/2 cup grass-fed butter OR solidified coconut oil
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3 pasture-raised eggs
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sea salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease an 8 inch round baking dish
  2. In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter or coconut oil over medium heat
  3. Remove pan from stove and stir in the chocolate chips to melt
  4. Once the pan isn’t too hot (just a little warm), whisk in the eggs, coconut sugar, cacao powder and vanilla until smooth
  5. Pour into baking dish and bake in oven for 28-30 minutes
  6. Allow the cake to cool (or it will crack/fall a part) and top with extra cacao if desired
  7. Slice and enjoy!


*Store in airtight container for 5 days. You can also freeze this for 2 months. I love eating it frozen from freezer 🙂

**I haven’t tested subs for this recipe.

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23 Responses

  1. I made this flourless chocolate cake last night and my fam already finished it all? truly so delicious and easy!! I subbed the grass fed butter for Earth Balance butter (dairy allergy) and it worked beautifully! Thank you so much for putting out delicious, simple recipes with the best ingredients! Nothing but appreciation for all you do??

  2. Delicious recipe!! Very easy to make, and perfect for passover (if you are okay with vanilla). Substituted coconut sugar with 1/2 cup brown sugar and worked great.

  3. Turned out so good! I made it for Passover and the whole family loved it. It literally tastes like a giant fudgy brownie and it’s so great. I topped it with some plain yogurt mixed with maple syrup since I didn’t have whipped cream or ice cream. Highly recommend!!

  4. Loved this recipe. I used semi sweet chocolate chips instead of dark and it’s still so rich and decadent. Will definitely be making this again in future!

  5. So delicious! Made it for Passover and everyone loved it! Highly recommend!! Made it with butter not coconut oil

  6. This recipe is perfect. I’ve had a lot of flourless chocolate tortes/cakes and this was the best one I’ve tasted. So absolutely decadent. The hardest part was waiting for the cake to cool!

  7. This recipe is perfect!!! I’ve eaten quite a few flourless chocolate tortes/cakes and this recipe was the best so far. The cake is just so decadent.

  8. Amazing recipe! Just made for Passover with my kids! Everyone loved it! Ending up subbing in one chia egg as we only had two eggs left! Turned out great. And we used coconut oil, not butter. Taste like an incredibly rich decadent brownie!

  9. Rachel this recipe is AMAZING!! my mom and i made it for my birthday and topped it with berries, it is just delicious, the salty flavor with creamy chocolate is really something, thank you 🙂

  10. These are so good!!! Didn’t have milk so I subbed with greek yogurt (thinned out with a splash of water) and it worked well.

  11. This looks great and I am going to make it for Passover. If making 2-3 days before, how do you recommend keeping it fresh and then serving it? Reheating? Also, would you recommend salted or unsalted butter? Thank you!

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