This Vegan Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe is easy to make, gluten free, and is made with better for you ingredients to make a slightly healthier, fudge-y cake!
Mondays call for chocolate, amiright? Orrrrr amiright? Mondays in January, call for chocolate that’s sliiiightly healthier, because we’re all still goin’ strong on our New Years Resolutions ;), but a girl needs her chocolate. Right? Right. That means, today, I have for you, this incredibly amazing Vegan Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe.
And you guys.
Like. This vegan flourless chocolate cake, was so good, that I woke Trevor up in the morning, just to tell him how good it was and that he needed to taste it immediately, even though it was only 7:00 AM. Sometimes, recipes are just too good to wait.
This vegan flourless chocolate cake recipe is incredibly easy, incredibly tasty, but not incredibly unhealthy either! 😉
Now I’m not claiming this dessert to be healthy per se, but this is definitely healthier than a lot of desserts you see out there.
A chocolate dessert that’s lightened up a bit, but still tastes freaking amazing?
Eeeeek! I’m in.
Although I’m not a vegan, I love experimenting with vegan baking. What I love even more? Having people who cringe at the word “vegan” taste test vegan baked goods, and watching how much they love it. Black bean brownies, anyone?
My favorite thing about this particular vegan recipe is that there’s no flour and no eggs (of course), so I can eat as much raw batter as I want. 😉 Although I have to say, surprisingly (because I love cake batter more than anything), the cake is better than the batter. 😱 ♡
First, let’s talk about how easy this Vegan Flourless Chocolate Cake is to make.
1. Place cocoa powder, brown sugar, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt together in a bowl. Set aside. Don’t even worry about whisking it together yet!
2. Melt together coconut oil and unsweetened chocolate (we used Ghiradelli 100% Cacao Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bar).
3. Whisk together the coconut oil/chocolate with the other ingredients.
4. Pour into pan and bake.
5. Let cool completely and place in fridge to set overnight.
See 👀 👆! You literally cannot mess this up. Don’t believe me? Watch our how to video above! 👆 👆 👆
Now let me explain why you need to let this set overnight. I know it’s kiiiiind of annoying, because I mean, let’s be real, when that chocolate craving hits, you need chocolate like n.o.w.
But you guys. This vegan flourless chocolate cake is well worth the wait.
When I pulled this cake out of the oven, let it cool, and taste tested…it tasted ridiculously delicious, but the texture wasn’t quite right.
So I placed it in the fridge overnight, and it really firmed up and became this crazy fudge-y, rich, perfectly chocolatey dessert. Seriously. It’s perfection.
Now let’s talk about why this vegan flourless chocolate cake recipe is a better dessert choice for you.
1. There’s chocolate and someone out there has said that chocolate is good for you. 😉 I, for one, am not questioning it.
2. I use healthier, natural ingredients like pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and coconut oil!
Lastly, and most importantly, let’s talk about this thing actually tastes.
It’s perfectly sweet, extra chocolatey, and has the most amazing fudge-y texture. I’m in love.
This vegan flourless chocolate cake is a cinch to put together, tastes great, and uses better for you ingredients to make you feel a little less guilty about eating dessert. 😉
PS: I used this spring form pan (vs a cake pan), to make slicing and serving SO much easier.
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