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The top of a chocolate cake with 3 slices cut out with cracked top and a dusting of confectioners sugar on top on a gray background with a fork next to it.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

This flourless chocolate cake has 5 simple pantry ingredients, is gluten free and kosher for Passover.
3.87 from 23 votes
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Course: Cake, Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free chocolate cake, kosher for passover chocholate cake, light flourless chocolate cake, the best gluten free chocolate cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12 People
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Sam Adler


  • Stand mixer
  • pyrex bowl


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter or margarine
  • 8 oz semi sweet chocolate or chocolate chips About 1 1/3rd cups
  • 1 tbsp brewed instant coffee
  • 6 large eggs separated
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 300° F and line a 9” springform pan with parchment paper.
  • Melt the chocolate and butter together in a microwave safe bowl- preferably an 8’’ bowl- for 30 seconds at a time, mixing in between until the chocolate is completely melted. Cool. Prepare the tablespoon of instant coffee with hot water. Pour it into the chocolate and mix.
  • Separate the eggs by adding the whites into the mixing bowl of a stand or hand mixer, and the yolks into the chocolate mixture. Mix the chocolate mixture with a spatula until combined.
  • Using the whisk attachment whip the egg whites on high speed, pouring in the sugar slowly while whipping. Continue whipping until stiff peaks form. You know the whites are ready when you take the beater out, flip it upside down and the tip of the egg white can hold itself up.
  • Fold 1/3rd of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture at a time making sure not to deflate them. Fold until there are no white streaks left then continue.
  • Pour the batter into the springform pan and bake for 50-55 minutes until little cracks start to form on the top and the cake is no longer jiggly in the middle.
  • Cool and dust with confectioners sugar. Leave uncovered until serving.


You can use baking chocolate or chocolate chips
You can use a regular cake or tin pan if you don't have a springform pan
The cracks may melt into the cake if you cover it completely. It wont get stale because there is no flour.
To make the brewed coffee use 1/2 teaspoon of instant coffee and top it with 1 tablespoon hot or boiling water. I usually just eyeball this!


Nutrition Facts
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 Slice)
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 126mg42%
Sodium 45mg2%
Potassium 109mg3%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 389IU8%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.