Introduction: Welcome to a world of decadence and delight with our indulgent Vegan Flourless Chocolate Cake. This exquisite dessert offers a rich and luxurious experience without the need for traditional flour, making it suitable for those with gluten sensitivities or dietary preferences. Join us as we explore the art of creating this delectable masterpiece, from melting chocolate to garnishing with fresh berries. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a luxurious treat, this flourless chocolate cake is sure to impress.

Ingredients Spotlight: Our recipe features a harmonious blend of premium ingredients, each carefully selected to enhance the cake’s flavor and texture. Rich and velvety vegan dark chocolate chips provide the foundation, while creamy canned coconut milk adds moisture and depth. Coconut oil lends a subtle tropical aroma, complementing the sweetness of pure maple syrup. Ground flaxseed, when mixed with water, creates a binding agent that replaces traditional eggs, ensuring a moist and tender crumb. With a touch of vanilla extract and a sprinkle of salt, every ingredient works in harmony to create a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.

Preparation Process: To begin, we melt the vegan dark chocolate chips, canned coconut milk, and coconut oil together until smooth and glossy. This luscious chocolate mixture forms the base of our flourless cake, infusing it with richness and intensity. Once combined, we stir in maple syrup, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt to enhance the depth of flavor. Our secret ingredient, flax eggs, provides structure and moisture without the need for traditional eggs, making this cake entirely plant-based and suitable for vegans.

Baking Mastery: As the batter comes together, we preheat the oven and prepare our cake pan with precision, ensuring a flawless release once baked. The batter is poured into the pan, its surface smoothed with care to create an even layer. Into the oven it goes, where it bakes to perfection, its edges set and its center delightfully moist. The aroma of chocolate fills the kitchen, heightening anticipation for the decadent dessert that awaits.

Garnish and Presentation: Once baked, the cake is allowed to cool briefly in the pan before being transferred to a wire rack to cool completely. A dusting of cocoa powder adds an elegant finishing touch, enhancing the cake’s visual appeal and hinting at the rich flavors within. For a touch of freshness and contrast, we recommend serving the cake with a medley of fresh berries, their vibrant colors and tartness providing the perfect complement to the indulgent chocolate.

Storage and Serving Suggestions: Any leftover cake can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days or refrigerated for up to one week. To serve, simply slice the cake into generous portions and garnish with fresh berries. For an extra touch of luxury, consider pairing each slice with a dollop of dairy-free whipped cream or a scoop of vegan ice cream.

Conclusion: With its sumptuous texture and intense chocolate flavor, our Vegan Flourless Chocolate Cake is a testament to the artistry of plant-based baking. Whether enjoyed as a decadent dessert or a centerpiece for special occasions, this cake is sure to captivate the senses and leave a lasting impression on all who indulge. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a slice of pure indulgence with this exquisite flourless chocolate creation.

Vegan Flourless Chocolate Cake

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 30-35 minutes
Total Time: 45-50 minutes


For the Cake:

  • 2 cups vegan dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk (full-fat)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed mixed with 6 tablespoons water (flax eggs)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, for dusting (optional)
  • Fresh berries, for garnish (optional)


Preheat and Prepare:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease an 8-inch round cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.

Melt Chocolate: 2. In a heatproof bowl, combine the vegan dark chocolate chips, canned coconut milk, and coconut oil. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.

Mix Wet Ingredients: 3. Stir in the maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt until well combined. Let the mixture cool slightly.

Prepare Flax Eggs: 4. In a small bowl, mix the ground flaxseed with water to make flax eggs. Let it sit for 5 minutes to thicken.

Combine Ingredients: 5. Once the chocolate mixture has cooled slightly, whisk in the flax eggs until fully incorporated.

Bake the Cake: 6. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the edges are set but the center is still slightly soft.

Cool and Dust: 7. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, carefully transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with cocoa powder, if desired.

Serve and Enjoy: 8. Slice the flourless vegan chocolate cake and serve with fresh berries, if desired. Enjoy the rich and decadent flavor of this indulgent dessert!


  • Store any leftover cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.