This cake has no flour, sugar or butter… are you calling BS yet? Before you immediately close this page, please give it a chance. It will honestly change the way you see desserts forever.

I have zero allergies and I’m not a particular heath freak either so obviously when my cousin proposed this cake at a family get-together, my general thoughts were along the lines of, “ehh… can’t we just get a normal cake like every other year?”

But I’m so #blessed this recipe came into my life because it’s absolutely guilt-free and fudgier than any regular cake I’ve ever had. All the taste without adding to your waist.


Flourless Chocolate Cake

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:25 minutes
  • Total Time:40 minutes
  • Servings:8-10
  • Medium


  • 1 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch Salt
  • 1 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 325°F and collect all the ingredients.

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  • Step 2

    Place almonds in a blender (a Vitamix works the best) and pulse until ground into a coarse powder. Be careful to not blend too much because then you’ll end up with almond butter!

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  • Step 3

    Combine almond meal, cocoa powder and baking soda in a large bowl.

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  • Step 4

    Place dates in the blender and blend until a thick paste has formed.

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  • Step 5

    Combine the date paste, eggs, vanilla and melted coconut oil in a smaller bowl.

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  • Step 6

    Add the wet to the dry slowly while continuously mixing until the batter is consistent.

    Note: Batter will be somewhat chunky because of the almonds. Don’t worry, it just makes it better!

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  • Step 7

    Grease up the baking pan well and evenly with coconut oil.

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  • Step 8

    Pour batter into pan and even it out with a spatula.

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  • Step 9

    Bake for approximately 25 minutes, checking to see if a toothpick comes out clean. I personally like to undercook mine (around 20 minutes) so it comes out more fudgy like a brownie.

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  • Step 10

    Top with fresh fruit or nuts and enjoy!

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