Flourless Chocolate Almond Cakes

 Easy 5-ingredient chocolate almond cakes. 

Flourless Chocolate Almond Cakes

Things That Make Me Ridiculously Happy:

1) puppies with floppy ears

2) driving through mud puddles

3) sticky notes

4) new bed comforters from Ikea

5) flourless chocolate cakes with only 5 ingredients

Flourless Chocolate Almond Cakes


Ever since we got married we’ve been using mismatched bedroom furniture, which has recently become even more mismatched. My husband brought a pine dresser and nightstand into the marriage with him (his dowry I guess) and while I love free things (please waiter, more bread!) I don’t like pine and frankly the furniture was… boring.

Flourless Chocolate Almond Cakes

But we knew we were poor newlyweds and that we were going to be living in the matchbox-sized loft above his uncle’s dentist office for a while so we made the really grownup decision not to invest in a new bedroom set right off the bat. So we found an ancient dresser with 10 (TEN!!) drawers at a local second hand store for $30 dollars and after a coat of black paint to cover the horrendous blue condition we found it in, it’s been a pretty great compadre these past few years – it holds everything I throw in it, you can’t ask much more of a friend can you?

But three years later, I’m really really ready to have some dressers that MATCH.

Flourless Chocolate Almond Cakes
Being the frugal people we are, we decided we’d paint the ones we have to match. Slap a coat of white on there and call it good, yeah?? No. Pinterest, I love-hate you. You make me think that I can do things I really shouldn’t. Like buy $100 of milk paint and wax products and empty my dresser contents and spread them all over our spare bedroom (oh my gosh my favorite sweater! I’ve been looking for that….) and lug the massive thing out to the garage in 20-degree weather so that I can give it that rustic, handmade, shabby-chic love I’ve been pinning like mad.

Flourless Chocolate Almond Cakes

Only once we got both emptied dressers down into the garage (kill me. it’s like moving.) did we finally look at each other and say, mayyyyybe this is a bad idea. They’re old pieces of furniture and even though my husband’s tallboy is in good condition, my huge 10-drawer beast is literally falling apart.

After a brief 6-minute episode of weighing our options, we finally agreed to ditch the paint project (we admitted that neither of us is actually confident we know how to work with milk paint, much less make it look good ) and decided it was time to invest (frugally of course) in a pair of matching dressers for our master bedroom.

But really. Have you tried to pick out dressers with your husband?

Flourless Chocolate Almond Cakes

9 stores. NINE people. And that’s not even counting the online browsing (shipping is how much???).  Nine stores and my clothes are still strewn haphazardly across two bedrooms. Don’t worry though, all of that shopping wasn’t for nothing.

We brought a comforter home from Ikea!!

Ya win some ya lose some.

Flourless Chocolate Almond Cakes

Except with flourless chocolate almond cakes. There’s no losing to be had there. Only winning. Can I just tell you that I’m bordering on obsessed when it comes to making flour from raw almonds?? Seriously the coolest trick. Skip the processed white flour and throw some whole almonds (like Diamond of California, my fav) into your food processor or high-tech blender if you’ve got one. Add just 4 other ingredients (yeah, four) to the mix and moist, fudgey chocolate cake is on it’s way to being born.

Flourless Chocolate Almond Cakes

Flourless Chocolate Almond Cakes
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Moist flourless chocolate almond cakes with just 5 ingredients!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup Diamond of California whole raw almonds
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate OR semi sweet chocolate chips OR almond bark (found near the chocolate chips in grocery stores)
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 5-ounce ramekins
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray ramekins with nonstick spray.
  2. Add almonds to a food processor (or powerful blender) and pulse until a fluffy light mixture forms.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl add chocolate, honey, and butter. Microwave on half-power for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each, until melted and smooth.
  4. In a medium bowl beat eggs. Add the chocolate mixture and mix until smooth. Add almond mixture and mix again. Divide batter evenly between the 4 ramekins. Bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out mostly clean. Serve drizzled with chocolate syrup or sprinkled with powdered sugar if desired.

I’m working with my pals at Diamond of California Nuts to bring you this recipe because I personally love their products!

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I am interested in a cookbook. if there is one available. Great recipies!

    Hi Angela! By clicking HERE you can check out my Miracle Dough eCookbook! 🙂

I can’t believe these are flourless! They look divine! Pinning!

LOL at your furniture story! If I was to purchase almond flour instead of making it, what would the amount needed be? Thanks.

    You can sub the same amount of almond meal or flour 🙂

These look so yummy! And they are flourless!

My wife baked this one, super!!

Wow!!! They look absolutly delicious!! I want one now. Pinned!

Yum! I was just about to ask the same question re: almond meal when I saw you’ve already answered it. Yay! I can get these in the oven in 5 minutes now I reckon 🙂

I just love how easy these little chocolate and almond cakes are to make! And I love how they are individual portions too. Perfect for dessert tonight!

Haha, love the story about your dressers! Furniture shopping with your husband can always be quite interesting. These little cakes look so delicious and simple. Amazing!

Also, puppies with floppy ears are my favorite thing ever 🙂

    It’s so true, coming to an agreement on a piece of furniture both of you are willing to tolerate for a long period of time is an adventure!

I have no hope for us with matching anything: dressers, furniture, dishes, silverware, outfits for special occasion photos… But as long as I get one (or both, seeing as he hates chocolate!) of these gorgeous cakes instead, I’d be happy! 🙂 Pinned!

    My husband didn’t even get to try these – he was out of town when I made them. MORE FOR ME! 🙂 🙂

These look amazing! I have been experimenting with homemade lentil flour and may have to give this recipe a try with my new-found gluten-free flour 🙂

Bahaha – I FEEL for you, sister. I’ve got my childhood dresser in our bedroom right now. It used to be sponge painted, but when I took it with me to my adult house, I gave it a coat of brown paint and new knobs and it was a PROJECT that took way too much time. So where’d you end up getting your new matching dressers?? Also – this cake – you’re making my sweet tooth drool! These photos are so beautiful – you are mighty talented, my friend.

Would this recipe work with 1 cup almond meal in place of processed almonds?

    Yep – you can sub out the almonds for an equal amount of almond meal.

I am currently trying to eat clean as possible and saw this recipe. Now I have something to go to when my chocolate craving hits and need to satisfy it. Question on turning almonds into flour using the food processor. I am using my 11 cup food processor and I pulse and pulse and pulse and 1/2 my mixture turns into flour and the other half starts getting too oily and trys to start turning into butter / paste. What am I doing wrong? Is my processor too big should it be smaller? Now I am not using Diamond almonds I am using a different brand whole almonds cause I get them in bulk. I would like to know how to do this on my own instead of using almond meal if at all possible.

Is it possible to make this as one bigger cake instead of 4 separate little ones?


    Hi Maya, I haven’t tried it but it would probably work.

how much almond flour if you don’t want to grind the almonds?

    Hi Phyllis, I’ve always ground the almonds so I can’t say exactly for sure but I think that about 2/3 cup almond flour would do the trick!

    Phyllis, did you figure out the exact amount of almond flour? Thanks.

      I forgot to adjust because I also only had ready ground almonds. So I just used a cup and it worked out fine.

I just made these, I didn’t have any chocolate on hand so used 1/2 cup cocoa and 1/4 cup mascarpone. I forgot to adjust the honey to accommodate the lack of chocolate so they could have been sweeter but once served with a layer of chocolate mascarpone icing and a good dollop of of mascarpone on the side they would give any non-gluten free recipe a run for their money. Settled my chocolate craving and had to stop my husband from eating the 2 left over cakes. (made 4) 10/10 would make again!

Does it have to be RAW almonds?

    The important part is that they aren’t flavored or seasoned. 🙂

Don’t think i’ve ever tried this cake. Sounds so good. Thanks for sharing this recipe. will be giving this a go.


Looks scrumptious! But first, what is the nutritional information on this recipe? Thank you in advance! 🙂