The perfect flourless chocolate cake. It is super easy to make and a real crowd-pleaser!
Mad Creations Paleo-Keto Flourless Chocolate Cake #sugarfree #glutenfree

A totally delicious Paleo/Keto Flourless Chocolate Cake that is simple to make… YES PLEASE!

To be honest I don’t even know why I made this cake or what inspired me I just ended up making it then thinking of other things I could do with it.

Sometimes with all the recipes I make I am inspired by something I see or hear, or a vision in my head of something I want to photograph so then I create the recipe to match. This recipe must just have been a need for a little cake.

Mad Creations Paleo-Keto Flourless Chocolate Cake #sugarfree #glutenfree

So anyway it is pretty damn awesome! The cake is super moist with a bit of a crisp outer edge. Far from dry this cake needs little else than a sprinkle of cocoa and a dollop of thick cream.

I had one of those visions after making the cake of topping it with ganache and then a pavlova on top with cream and big curls of dark chocolate but time as always gets the better of me.  I swear I need to have a team of chefs in my kitchen to help get all my crazy ideas onto a plate. It seems I am always just running out of time.

Mad Creations Paleo-Keto Flourless Chocolate Cake #sugarfree #glutenfree

How to make Keto Chocolate Cake

Can I just say this is far from rocket science. All you need is a bowl and spoon or whisk.

  1. Melt that chocolate – for even lower carb use a sugar free dark chocolate
  2. Whisk in sweetener, eggs and salt
  3. Fold through remaining ingredients
  4. Pop into a prepared springform
  5. Bake
  6. Cool then serve! Best part

Mad Creations Paleo-Keto Flourless Chocolate Cake #sugarfree #glutenfree

What to serve with Keto Chocolate Cake?

You can bust out a great keto ice cream, cream, double cream, creme patisserie or creme anglaise.  All these would be delicious maybe even a berry or two.

Love Keto Chocolate Cake or need more dessert ideas?

Try any of the below recipes for an extra dose of deliciousness this time of year

Sugar Free Keto Pavlova by Mad Creations #ketopavlova #sugarfreepavlova


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Mad Creations Paleo-Keto Flourless Chocolate Cake #sugarfree #glutenfree

Flourless Chocolate Cake – Torta Caprese

The perfect flourless chocolate cake. It is super easy to make and a real crowd-pleaser!
4.96 from 45 votes!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Cooling time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Keto dessert
Cuisine: Australian Keto
Diet: Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 193kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 18 serves
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  • Preheat oven to 160℃. Line a 20 cm springform pan.
  • Melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave 90 sec/high temp. Stir to combine and melt chocolate thoroughly
  • Whisk in the sweeteners and eggs until well combined.
  • Fold in the remaining ingredients. Pour into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. The cake will still have a slight fudge centre. Cool in the pan. Dust with cacao before serving.


  • Preheat oven to 160℃. Line a 20 cm springform pan.
  • Add the chocolate to the mixer; chop 5 sec/speed 9. Add the butter; melt 2 min/90°C/speed 1/
  • Add the sweeteners and eggs; mix 30 sec/speed 4.
  • Add the remaining ingredients; mix 40 sec/speed 4. Pour into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. The cake will still have a slight fudge centre. Cool in the pan. Dust with cacao before serving.


To toast the almond meal; pour into a large wide, clean and dry skillet. Place it over medium-high heat and toast stirring occasionally until the meal has turned a delicious golden colour. Once the level of colour is achieved remove it from the heat and pour out of the pan so it doesn’t burn from the residual heat.
I use salted butter as the salt helps to bring out the flavour of the chocolate. If you only have unsalted you can add the salt in to your taste.
I use Sukrin granular white sweetener and Sukrin Gold. Any sweeteners of choice can be used but I recommend the combination of both white and brown to give the best baked texture.
A tablespoon of instant coffee grounds can be added when melting the chocolate and butter. For me this adds a delicious flavour and aroma to the cake.
To make this cake paleo use dairy-free chocolate and your favourite dairy-free spread or coconut oil.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 1serve | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbs: 5g
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19 responses to “Paleo/Keto Flourless Chocolate Cake”

  1. Trudi L

    This was so good! We ate it still warm as it is getting very cold here at the moment and I just wanted something chocolatey and kind of gooey. This hit the spot exactly with plenty left for the freezer for the next time the craving hits!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I am so happy you enjoyed it Trudi. I haven’t made it in so long and now you have me wanting it. Thanks for taking the time to let us know how much you loved it x

  2. Andrew

    Very easy to make and it’s delicious! Couldn’t be better

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub


  3. Natusha

    5 stars
    Super yummy and very chocolatey!

  4. Sarah Mikhail

    I put this in at 140degres in a fan forced oven. The top burnt at 10min without the inside being cooked – what did I do wrong?

    1. Megan

      That sounds like your oven is way off Sarah. No cake will burn at 140C in 10 minutes. Most cakes are cooked at 170-180 for over 30 minutes. I would test the oven temp

  5. Karen Ginsburg

    Can you post non- metric measurements as well.

    1. Megan

      Hi Karen, there is a link in the recipe card to change to imperial measures.

  6. Sarah

    5 stars
    I made this for my brother in laws birthday cake. I was so glad he didn’t take any home with him hubby and I finished the cake ourselves over the following nights. It’s too good to share

    1. Megan

      Hahaha! Are you sure you didn’t just hide the leftovers lol

  7. WOW this chocolate cake looks utterly amazing! So chocolatey and fudgy!

  8. Kim

    So yum!!! Whipped this up tonight after work..very easy to make but oh so so tasty…another winner from you Megan 🙂 will be making this again…and again…and again.

  9. Anonymous

    Hi made your caramel vanilla slice omg to die for even better the next day
    My question here is can you use all almond flour instead of hazelnut Thanks Faye

    1. Megan

      Yes you can Faye. Glad you enjoyed the caramel vanilla slice too.

  10. Wooow This looks yummy, Thanks for sharing…

  11. Suzette

    Hi Megan….this cake looks amazing and I can’t wait to make it! I have one question with regard to the dark chocolate. Did you use unsweetened baking chocolate or did you use a regular dark chocolate bar (like 85% cocoa)?

    1. Megan

      I used a 90% chocolate Suzette.

  12. Megan

    5 stars
    Please leave your feedback here x

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