Healthy Flourless One Bowl Chocolate Almond Cake – Gluten and Dairy Free


Fluffy, chocolatey, and healthy, this chocolate cake doesn’t even require a flour blend to taste like normal cake. I helped my sister make them and they were supposed to be brownies, but they definitely are not! This cake is deeply chocolatey, while not being like a gooey brownie and not ridiculously sweet. It has strong almondy undertones, but the almond butter does not overpower the cake. As a more dessert – y dessert, you could stir extra chocolate into the batter and serve it drizzled it with chocolate ganache (add a little almond extract for a perfect combination!). While all that sounds delicious, we enjoyed it plain, all of my fancy ideas are an afterthought! 🙂 Enjoy! Recipe slightly adapted and method changed from Whole and Heavenly Oven.


Yields: One nine inch square pan of cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes



½ cup Smooth almond butter
½ cup Brown sugar
3 each Large eggs
3 teaspoons Vanilla extract
½ cup Cocoa powder (I used Dutch Processed)
½ teaspoon Baking soda
1/8 teaspoon Salt
¼ cup Chocolate chips (Optional, we were out of chocolate chips so we just used chunks of chocolate)


Step 1:    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a nine inch square pan and set aside.
Step 2:    In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat almond butter and brown sugar together until thick and well combined.
Step 3:    Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
Step 4:    Beat in the cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Beat until smooth.
Step 5:    Pour batter in the prepared pan and top with chocolate.
Step 6:    Bake in the preheated oven for about fifteen minutes, or until the cake is cooked, but not dry.
Step 7:    Once cool, store in the refrigerator or freeze immediately, as it will dry out quickly.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Annika says:

    these are good, but not my favorate!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoe says:

      Thank you for your opinion!


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