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.
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. 😉
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Moist and spongy, not-too-sweet, decadent and delicious, flourless chocolate cake.
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
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 2 4-inch ramekins.
- Combine coconut oil and honey and mix until well-incorporated.
- Add eggs and vanilla. Stir quickly and the coconut oil won’t solidify before it’s all incorporated.
- Add cocoa powder and salt. Mix well.
- 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!