Flourless Chocolate Ganache Cake

Published on Jul 30, 2014

  by   Kristina Stosek

7 reviews

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 60 minutes Serves: 8 - 10
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Welcome to our gluten-free dessert section for our delicious flourless chocolate ganache cake recipe! This cake is perfect for anyone who loves chocolate, and it’s also an easy chocolate cake recipe for novice bakers.

How does flourless chocolate ganache cake taste?

This delectable grain-free chocolate cake tastes like chocolate ganache filling. Honestly, every bite is as if you were eating the creamiest chocolate.

I will warn you, this flourless cake is dense and rich tasting. And this is why a thin slice is all you need to satisfy your chocolate craving, even if you are a chocoholic like me!

Is flourless cake gluten-free?

Yes, the flourless cake is gluten-free. This chocolate ganache cake is made without grains, so it’s perfect for those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease. 

The best part is nobody will be able to tell that this decadent chocolate cake is gluten-free!

What doe chocolate ganache mean?

Chocolate ganache means chocolate melted with cream in equal parts. In this recipe I used 2 : 1 chocolate to whipping cream ratio because I also added butter.

cake with only 7 ingredients

This cake is made with only seven ingredients – chocolate chips, whipping cream, eggs, sugar, butter, salt, and for flavor, rum or pure vanilla extract. 

The flourless cake is so simple to make, and the texture and rich chocolate flavour are insanely good!

How to make flourless chocolate cake?

Making a flourless chocolate cake is easier than you might think! Here’s how to make a flourless chocolate cake that will impress everyone:

To make this cake, melt chocolate and butter in warm cream. Then add the flavor, rum or pure vanilla extract.


chocolate ganache in a bowl


While the chocolate sauce is cooling, whisk the eggs with sugar and salt. Then slowly mix in the cooled chocolate sauce.

Pour the mixture into a springform cake pan and place the pan on a baking sheet to bake.

Once the flourless cake is baked, it needs to chill. For best results, I recommend chilling it overnight. However, if you are short on time or can’t wait to dig into this chocolate ganache cake, chill it for about six hours, the texture will be softer.

For the finish, just before serving, I like to add a dusting of pure cocoa powder. Or, add your favourite toppings.

easiest chocolate cake

As you can see, this flourless chocolate ganache cake recipe is undeniably easy. 

This gluten-free dessert is perfect for any occasion, whether you celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, or want to treat yourself to something special. 

It is also a great choice if you entertain guests with dietary restrictions, such as gluten, nuts or grains.

Why is flourless cake so famous?

slice of flourless chocolate ganache cake


Flourless chocolate cake is a type of chocolate cake made without any flour. The lack of flour makes the cake very dense, rich, and super chocolaty.

The dense and rich texture is a great reason. Because all you will need is a thin slice, the chocolate dessert goes a long way.

The fact that it is grain-free is also an appealing factor for those avoiding grains and gluten.

It is easy to make and will keep up to seven days when refrigerated.

Whatever the reason, this type of cake is sure to please any chocolate lover! Another two chocolate dessert recipes you may enjoy is the Gluten-Free Death By Chocolate Cake, or the Nut-Free 2 Layer Grain-Free Chocolate Cake.

toppings for a flourless cake

Chocolate ganache cake is delicious, but there are many ways to dress it up with different toppings. Here are some ideas:

-Fresh berries

-Whipped cream

-Coconut flakes

-Chopped nuts

-Chocolate shavings

-Ice cream

-Edible flours

-Cocoa powder

So if you are looking for a rich, decadent cake for a special occasion or a dessert to keep in the fridge for when you get a chocolate craving, this flourless chocolate ganache recipe is one to try.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy making this cake as much as I did.

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Many thanks!

Kristina xx

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