flourless chocolate cake slice on plate with raspberries

Healthy Flourless Chocolate Cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, dessert, flourless, nut free, paleo
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Megan Gilmore
This HEALTHY FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE is naturally-sweetened honey, and has less fat and calories than the traditional version. I love that it's dairy-free, with a rich chocolate flavor.
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Ingredients

  • 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree (or use more coconut oil)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 3 whole eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF, and grease an 8" spring-form pan generously with oil.
  • Melt the baking chocolate and coconut oil together, stirring until completely smooth. (You can use a double-boiler for this, or the microwave in 30-second intervals.)
  • In a large bowl, combine the melted chocolate mixture with the pumpkin puree, cocoa powder, and honey to help it cool down slightly. Then add the eggs and use a whisk to mix until completely smooth.
  • Pour the batter into the greased pan, and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake at 375ºF until the center looks firm, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then remove the sides (this is why I like using the spring-form pan!) and allow to cool completely before serving. I put the cake in the freezer if I want it to serve it in less than an hour, otherwise place it in the fridge to chill until ready to serve. I recommend covering it tightly and storing it for up to a week in the fridge, if you don't eat it all before then!

Notes

This makes a less-sweet, dark chocolate cake. If you'd like it to be a little sweeter, I'd recommend using 70% dark chocolate instead of the unsweetened baking chocolate. ©Detoxinista.com

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.7mg