Flourless Chocolate Cake for Two (Quick & Easy)

Craving chocolate?  Try this Paleo, flourless chocolate cake for two.  It’s quick and easy and sweetened with a bit of honey.Craving chocolate?  Try this paleo, flourless chocolate cake for two.  It's quick and easy and sweetened with a bit of honey.I love to start my days with a steamy cup of coffee and watching the house grow lighter by the rising sun as I read my Bible and snuggle whichever child(ren) may have heard me get up with their stealth-like ears.  I like to end my days with a bit of chocolate.

What can I say?  In the evenings I look forward to my coffee in the morning, and in the morning I look forward to my chocolate in the evening. Sister, you have to hear me now, it’s these simple things in life that keep this mama sane.

Sometimes it’s just a small handful of chocolate chips (the good kind without soy or other yucky ingredients).  Other days I go in the kitchen and whip up these little flourless cakes.  They are grain free and dairy free and sweetened with a bit of honey. But not too sweet. More reminiscent of dark chocolate.

Delicious!

I have been tinkering with this flourless chocolate cake recipe for a couple of years, and it seems to be pretty forgiving.  Take it out of the oven a minute or two early and it will be more like a lava cake.  Leave it in a little longer and it will be more like a cake cake. Add some chocolate chips for a double chocolate cake.  Add more honey for your hubby because he’s just not feeling the “dark chocolate” joy. You get the idea.

The batter is enough to fill two 4-inch ramekins like these.  One for you and one to share. Because sharing is nice.  OK, you don’t HAVE to share, but it is recommended. 😉

Craving chocolate?  Try this Paleo, flourless chocolate cake for two.  It's quick and easy and sweetened with a bit of honey.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Moist and spongy, not-too-sweet, decadent and delicious, flourless chocolate cake.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/4 cup coconut oil melted(can use butter)

1/4 cup raw honey or maple syrup (if you prefer a sweeter cake you will have to adjust the sweetener, this produces a more dark chocolate-like taste, see notes at bottom)

2 large eggs

1/4 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp unrefined sea salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease 2 4-inch ramekins.
  2. Combine coconut oil and honey and mix until well-incorporated.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla.  Stir quickly and the coconut oil won’t solidify before it’s all incorporated.
  4. Add cocoa powder and salt. Mix well.
  5. Pour into ramekins and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

Note: This is not a sweet cake, it just has a hint of sweetness.  If you want it a bit sweeter, try adding some chocolate chips (this is a good brand) or you can increase the honey by about 1 tablespoon without affecting the texture too much.  I haven’t tried it beyond that because I just don’t like super sweet things anymore.

Happy chocolate eating!