(Flourless) Red Wine Chocolate Cake

Easy strawberry topping recipeI'm trying to remember when flourless cake was a big trend. It was pretty recent, maybe just the past couple of years. Not that I always know when the food trends are happening. I am a chronic behind-the-latest-trend-by-at-least-six-months kind of gal. I keep thinking chocolate lava cakes are gonna make a come back. I bought truffle oil too late in the game. I would make a joke about bacon here, but I'm pretty sure that's not a trend anymore. That's a trend gone classic. Bacon.

This particular flourless chocolate cake is really minimal. It's mostly chocolate. So I like to add fruit. And sometimes, if appropriate, jam hearts. 🙂No bake chocolate cakeFlourless Red Wine Chocolate Cake, makes 4-6 ramekins or a mini loaf pan

8 oz. dark chocolate
6 ounces heavy whipping cream
2 ounces red wine (fruity is good)
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a double boiler, glass bowl over a pan, or in the microwave melt the dark chocolate. Whisk in the cream, wine and salt. Stir until well combined. Pour into your prepared vessel(s) and freeze overnight.Flourless chocolate cakeAs you can see in the above photos I lined my ramekins with wax paper before pouring in the batter. Then I was able to gently remove the cakes from the ramekins. These will freeze soft and are still very easy to cut into. I served mine with a few minced strawberries with a little sugar. xo. Emma

  • Just had a piece of flourless chocolate cake at one of my favorite local eateries. And o my goodness, for a gal who doesn’t love cake it’s PERFECTION.


  • Whoa ladies! This looks like a dream come true.


  • This looks yummy! I love chocolate but hate the cake-texture that so many chocolate cakes have. This looks super fudgy. mmm.

    xx Kait

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  • Hmm.. sounds like chocolate mousse to me! 😉 I’m gluten intolerant, so when I see recipes like this I just giggle. But it does look so cute. Hope that doesn’t sound too cynical, Thanks for making this! It’s nice to see that you’re making the effort to make more GF recipes. I need to be better at documenting my creations.

  • mmm looks delish and so super simple! will try this on the weekend coming thanks for the recipe! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

  • This is great! I eat a gluten free, grain free diet with only
    Natural sugars so i am always excited to find
    New treats that i can enjoy. Do you think coconut
    Milk would work instead of the cream?

  • Looks great, but aren’t flourless cakes usually baked? http://allrecipes.com/recipe/flourless-chocolate-cake-ii/
    This is more like pudding/ice-cream…

  • I didn’t even know it was a trend 🙂 Anything with chocolate is always ok with me.

  • Ooo, that looks so yummy and I like the combination with vine. I really try to do it. Perfect for Valentines day. Have a nice day.


  • Strawberry is one of my favorite one and I’d love to make this for my upcoming next month b’day. Thanks for sharing such a delicious cake recipe.

  • I made a similar one like that once. Almost ate the whole cake and then I got sooo sick but it tasted wonderful 🙂

  • That looks de-lish! Want to try this sometime since my friends keep telling me I eat too much cake!

  • Personally, I love lava cakes, so it would be awesome if they trended again. Recently, they were taken off the menu of the only place in my city where I could still order them. I was quite disappointed!

    I’ve actually never heard of flourless cakes, so I’m even more behind than you. Sounds awesome!

  • Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe! I’m always on the look out for gfree treats, keep ’em coming!

  • Did you just use the word vessel? That made me smile. And, this looks delicious. Wonderful ideas, as always!

    ps. The other night, I was out shopping at, wait for it, Target (someday, when you have little ones, going to Target will be a big, big deal for you too. Laugh, but I promise you!) and came home to fresh brownies made by my husband. He told me how he carefully put wax paper in before pouring in the batter and baking the brownies and how he felt so professional. . . only to panic when he realized wax paper is not parchment paper. He managed to get it out with a quick swipe and didn’t lose much of the brownie batter in the process. Which was a very good thing– they were Trader Joe’s blondie brownies. Extra yum. (Those parchment + wax papers can be so tricky sometimes!)

  • i’m a big fan of recipes with few ingredients, and i’m a huge chocolate lover. this is an awesome recipe, especially for v-day. thanks for sharing it!!

    love, x

  • Flourless chocolate cake usually has eggs and butter in it. Like this classic MS recipe: http://www.marthastewart.com/344293/flourless-chocolate-cake

    Seems more appropriate to call it a chocolate cream.

  • Mmmm, sounds so good. I’m never tried a flourless cake, but it seems like the consistency of fudge maybe? I don’t know, I might try it though.

  • This sounds quite similar to a mousse. Still looks delish though! Too bad I’m allergic to dairy. Boourns!

  • I’m definitely trying this, it looks so lush and so simple! Thanks for the recipe! (:

    – Killian x

  • Seems interesting, Red wine and chocolate is definitely a wonderful, heavenly combination. So I think it’ll taste amazing, I’m going to give it a go some time for sure. Thanks for sharing!


  • This looks uber yummy, and I am a chocoholic!


  • Mmm, these look delicious. I have a friend who is allergic to gluten, so these would be perfect. Or I would just eat them myself 🙂


  • This looks gorgeous, I will have to try these soon!

  • I love making gluten free chocolate cake and this recipe sounds divine! Look forward to trying this 🙂

    Lulu xx


  • That looks like some serious chocolatey goodness. Also looking at those pictures and can’t wait until strawberry season! xx


  • This looks absolutely delicious! I am gluten-free due to Celiac disease, so this is perfect for me. I’ll definitely be making this. 🙂

  • My mother would adore this as she is gluten intolerant. Thanks for sharing, i hope you ladies had a lovely weekend xx


  • Such an easy recipe but the presentation is very glamorous! I also really like that these are made from simple, whole ingredients. Better than a store bought treat any day!

  • wow! I eat mostly wheat and sugarfree, so this could be a perfect sweet treat for me 🙂 Thanks!

  • These look good. I just keep thinking of all of the things I can do with this.

    Thanks for sharing.


  • Those look too good, perfect for valentines day!

    Juliette Laura

  • ahh! jam hearts! great recipe considering many a folk have gluten allergies these days 🙂 thanks!

  • This looks delicious! I’m on the hunt for a good recipe for V-day this year!

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