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3 minidark chocolate flourless cakes on a pink background with a spoon, strawberries, and a napkin next to them.

Mini Dark Chocolate Flourless Cakes

  • Author: Heather
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Mini Dark Chocolate Flourless Cakes are the perfect small batch dessert for a date night in! Rich, fudgy, the perfect mini size, and everything a chocolate lover would want!


  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 3 Ounces High-Quality Dark Chocolate - in a bar, and preferably from a local craft chocolate maker*
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Teaspoon Espresso Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, add the butter and dark chocolate bar (broken or chopped into smaller pieces). Melt this slowly together either over a double boiler, in the microwave (heating for just 10-15 seconds at a time and stirring in between each round until completely melted), or putting in an oven-safe dish and placing in the oven as it preheats for 5 minutes while you get your other ingredients together. If melting in the oven, remove after 5 minutes and stir until combined and smooth. Whichever method you choose, just keep a close eye on it so as not to burn and stir often until smooth and completely melted and combined together. 
  3. In a medium-size bowl, add in sugar and eggs and whisk by hand until combined. Add in your cocoa powder, espresso powder, vanilla, and salt, and whisk to combine.
  4. Finally, add in your melted chocolate and butter mixture and give one final whisk until you have a rich chocolatey batter.
  5. Spray 4 ramekins generously with baking spray. Pour the batter evenly into each one. Place the ramekins on a small baking tray and place them in the oven. 
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes. The middle will look not quite done yet when you pull them out and that is ok! They will have a warm melty center. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
  7. Enjoy warm with fresh berries and whipped cream or with a dusting of powdered sugar.


  • Use your favorite and/or a high-quality dark chocolate bar for this recipe. Preferably from a craft chocolate maker if you can get some. I would not recommend using dark chocolate chips, although you can if needed, a high-quality bar yields a much better flavor and quality of cake.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 ramekin
  • Calories: 318
  • Sugar: 20.6 g
  • Sodium: 185.3 mg
  • Fat: 22.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.6 g
  • Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 124.8 mg

Keywords: Mini Dark Chocolate Flourless Cakes

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