Mini Flourless Chocolate Cakes


Inspired by one of the most popular restaurant desserts of all time, this Mini Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe is one of the most decadent gluten-free desserts you'll ever dig into.

Mini Flourless Chocolate Cakes
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cool Time:
40 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Stand Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins


  • Cocoa powder

  • 5 eggs

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened and cut up (no substitutes)

  • cup Kahlua® or coffee liqueur

  • 6 ounce good-quality bittersweet chocolate, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • cup whipping cream

  • 3 ounce good-quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped

  • Unsweetened whipped cream (optional)

  • Fresh raspberries, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. If you wish to unmold the cakes, grease nine 6-ounce custard cups. Line bottoms of cups with waxed paper. Grease the waxed paper. Dust the inside of the cups with cocoa powder.

  2. In a large bowl beat eggs and sugar with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 5 to 7 minutes or until thick. Reduce speed to medium; beat in butter and liqueur until blended. (Batter may look curdled, which is okay.) Beat in 6 ounces melted chocolate and vanilla until well combined. Pour 1/2 cup batter into each cup. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, just until set.

  3. Cool cakes on a wire rack 30 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, for ganache, in a small saucepan bring 1/3 cup whipping cream just to boiling. Remove from heat. Add 3 ounces chopped chocolate (do not stir). Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Cool for 10 minutes.

  5. Serve cakes warm in the custard cups or gently unmold, keeping upright. Top with unsweetened whipped cream, raspberries, and chocolate ganache, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

516 Calories
37g Fat
42g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 516
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 171mg 57%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Potassium 219mg 5%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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