Today I’m sharing a recipe that’s not exactly real food, although it is made from scratch and only has a small amount of sugar! I’ve been making this flourless chocolate cake for YEARS—every time we have a party it seems—and I love how it can easily be decorated to fit any theme.
This past weekend I made the little ghosts for our Halloween party (pictured down below) using buttercream frosting, but you can also top them with little raspberry Santa hats or Valentine’s hearts. You can even try whipped cream with these ideas, too! Another option is to top them with a little dab of homemade chocolate frosting and plain raspberries for New Year’s Eve or a baby shower …. or, for no particular reason at all! There are so many ways to finish these off. And the best part about cutting out the rounds is that you get to sample all the scraps while you work. Yum yum!
These are SO easy to make and did not last long at our party last weekend (I even made a double recipe). I hope you enjoy these as much as we do!
18 thoughts on “6-Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake (for any holiday!)”
Also wondering about freezing? Thanks!
Do these freeze well? Wondering if I can make the cake, freeze and then cut and decorate on the day of the party?
It looks amazing!
While we haven’t tried, it should be fine if wrapped well in plastic wrap and placed in an air-tight container. – Nicole
Has anyone tried using a sugar substitute, like Swerve or Lankato?
We have not tried it with any sugar substitutes. – Nicole
Turned out good, but too bitter for my taste. Adding icing made the difference. Would recommend using milk chocolate chips if you are like me. Thank you good recipe.
Glad you were able to add some icing to fit your taste! – Nicole
I usually don’t try cake recipes as they make me super bloated but I tried this one yesterday and it was soooo good. I was absolutely fine and had zero bloating. Would be making this more often now. Looking forward to more such amazing recipes from you. Thanks !
Can I use avocado or coconut oil in place of the butter in this recipe? My son has a dairy allergy and can’t have butter. Also, is it alright to use dark chocolate chips or am I best to stick with semi-sweet?
An oil alternative might work, but I have not tried it myself. And dark chocolate is fine! Good luck.
8” or 9” pan? Thank you.
I used a 9″ pan!
What did you use to cut the rounds for the ghosts? Also, is there a recipe for the buttercream frosting? Thanks
It’s the pictured cooking cutter laying next to the cake. Also, I don’t have the exact buttercream recipe to share. We learned it in our macaron cooking class (in Paris) and all the specifics are in grams and celsius!
Hi so this recipe makes 1-8” or 9” cake.?
Also, I’m thinking to use almond flour. Think I’ll start with 1 and 1/4 cup.
9″ cake … let us know how it turns out!
I thought that you tried to avoid sugar in your recipes?
Yes, Lisa typically avoids sugar in her recipes but also posts a handful of “treats.” It’s all about balance and moderation. These were made for a special occasion, but wouldn’t be something she makes all the time. – Nicole