Easy, gluten free, flourless, chocolate cake.

EAsy flourless chocolate cake

It has been 7 years into blogging.

One fine, hot and humid Penang day starts the beginning of this journey. It was a new country, new ideas to keep me out of mischief at home had to be evolved. A casual conversation with my cousin, who knew I love to cook and explore brought forth the idea that I should put the ideas on a platform where more can read.
There begins our blogging journey.

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Why  Mildly Indian?

Many of you who constantly follow the blog or write to me have had this question. To think of it, there are two reasons for this choice.
I love to cook global cuisine and try out new and exciting ideas from around the world. This is clearly reflected in the posts on the blog. So if you come looking just for Indian recipes, this blog may not be the hub to satisfy you. I do have authentic lesser-known Indian recipes predominantly from the south, but jot much of the restaurant-style ones. Hence one reason to put in the mildly.
The second reason is quite simple. I cannot stomach the” theeka” mouth burning Indian recipes or for that matter any recipe that kills my tastebuds than let them enjoy the spices. Most of my recipes on this blog will be toned down or with options to work through them. So, the spice level of most recipes here is mild.

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Celebrating the success with a flourless chocolate cake.

The small joys if life is what keeps us immensely motivated. This blogging platform and now an established website has taught me something new every day. You won’t believe how many hours behind the scenes account for the posts that go up on each blogging site. Mine no different, from understanding how the content platform works to photography and marketing, it is a constant evolution. So the celebration it is. Join us in our journey of learning and unlearning, experience the magic that a simple life skill can provide.
Today we have a grain-free, gluten-free, flourless chocolate cake. Enjoy the blog, share the love and stay on reading from time to time. 

EAsy flourless chocolate cake

Flourless chocolate cake

Easy, gluten free, chocolate cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine Autumn, Baby toddler food, Baking, Fusion, gluten free, International, Spring, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 8 people


Wet ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter 120 grams
  • 1.5 cup chocolate chips I used dark chocolate
  • 3/4 cup unrefined sugar or dark jaggery
  • 3 large eggs seperated
  • a pinch vanilla scraped from the pod or use the extract.

dry ingredients

  • 1.5 cups almond meal
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

to top the cake

  • 6-8 walnuts the half kernals looks pretty.


  • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees
  • Grease an 8 inch pan and set aside.
  • In a double boiler melt the butter and the chocolate chips together to get a smooth mix. Let this remain warm.
  • Separate the egg whites from the yolks and add the yolks to a mixing bowl.
  • Keep the white in a separate bowl.
  • Into the yolks, add vanilla, sugar and mix it well.
  • Now add the warm chocolate a little at a time and whisk it in well.
  • Sift in the baking powder and almond meal and fold in gently.
  • Whisk the egg whites to the best you can, and fold in a little at a time into the cake batter.
  • Try to retain a large part of the air incorporated when you do this as it leads to a fluffier cake.
  • Pour this batter into the cake tin prepared, arrange a few walnuts on top and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Test the cake with a skewer for doneness in the centre and it should come out clean.
  • The cake at this pint appears quite risen.
  • Remove from the oven and cool the cake at room temprature
  • The cake will fall a little in the centre and this is OK.
  • Slice and serve with icecream


The oven temperature will vary based on the oven you are using. for this bake avoid a fan-forced as it tends to dry out the surface of the cake. 
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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3 years ago

Congrats! 7 years! That is an awesome milestone! Wishing you many many more years of blogging! As for the cake, I want to try it. I do not think I have baked cakes with almond flour so this goes to the must-try list. Love the cake.

3 years ago
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Congrats! 7 years! That is an awesome milestone! Wishing you many many more years of blogging! As for the cake, I want to try it. I do not think I have baked cakes with almond flour so this goes to the must-try list. Love the cake.

Mayuri Patel
3 years ago
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Congratulations Seema, blogging is definitely a journey in every respect, making friends, hours of research, getting recipes right, taking photos, etc. A wonderful way to celebrate with a gluten free flourless chocolate cake. Must be so light and delicious. I recently tried an orange cake with almond flour and had melt in the mouth kind of texture. So am sure yours must be like that. Now you’re tempting me to try the chocolate one.

3 years ago
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I love flourless cakes especially they are light in texture. Happy Blog anniversary! that is a long journey of blogging. I wish you good luck!

Lata Lala
3 years ago
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Congrats for 7 years of blogging journey! That is an awesome achievement Seema.

Flourless cakes and brownies are my favorite and I am always looking forward to experiment with these. Yours looks perfect.

Poonam bachhav
3 years ago
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Happy 7 wonderful years of blogging journey Seema ! Wishing you many more such celebrations. The chocolate cake with almond flour looks very light and I am sure it was finger licking good. I would love trying an eggless version of it.

Bless my food by Payal
3 years ago

The wow factor of the recipe is that it is Glutenfree as it has no flour, much needed in any cake recipe. Really interesting recipe.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan
Sandhya Ramakrishnan
3 years ago
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So happy for your blog completing 7 years! Congratulations. This chocolate cake is just the perfect way to celebrate the occasion and I love your gluten free version with almond meal.

Padma Veeranki
3 years ago
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A big toast to 7 wonderful years of your blogging journey! This is the perfect way to celebrate the occasion with this gluten free flourless chocolate cake. Absolutely tempting!

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