Flourless Black Forest Cake
Don’t let the flourless fool you, this cake is absolutely amazing, and yes you can make a cake without flour. I have to say (and I’ve probably said this before) but I had my reservations when I first started making flourless cakes way back when. I mean a cake without flour?
How and can that even be good? The answer to all the things is YES. This my friends is a whole lot of dark chocolate gluten free goodness on a plate and you should make it immediately.
When my friends at Lucky Leaf, asked me to create a few recipes using their pie filling I knew I wanted to put a twist on my go to flourless cake. Hence the birth of Flourless Dark Chocolate Black Forest Cake. It’s made using Lucky Leaf’s Premium Cherry Pie Filling. The pie filling is both IN and ON this cake. Cherry lovers rejoice with me.
I had the pleasure of visiting a local cherry farm in Gettysburg PA with Lucky Leaf during cherry harvest a few years ago. I saw first hand how much effort goes into the making of each can of cherry pie filling. You might be surprised to know that the cherries are processed within hours of being picked. How’s that for fresh? We watched them as they were pitted and then canned all in preparation to head to the stores. I was so intrigued with how quickly the whole process took place. It was incredibly efficient and most definitely fresh.
Lucky Leaf has several varieties of pie filling to choose from (not just cherry). “Fruit, Crème, or Lite – we have pie fillings for any appetite. Lucky Leaf Pie Filling is super-easy to use, and even more delicious to eat.” I have to agree.
This gorgeous cake takes only about 15 minutes to put together and then your oven does the rest of the work for you. It’s got a souffle like exterior and fudgy interior. How can you not want a slice of that?
You can enjoy this cake warm right out of the oven or at room temperature. Give it a dusting of powdered sugar and a scoop of pie filling and you’re ready to impress your guests or if you’re not in the sharing mood (hey it happens) just sit on the couch with a slice and enjoy this week’s episode of The Voice. Or is that just me?
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Lucky Leaf. I was compensated for my time. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.
Flourless Black Forest Cake
Flourless Black Forest Cake
- 12 ounces dark chocolate chips
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 6 eggs - separated
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup Lucky Leaf premium cherry pie filling ( + additional to garnish)
- powdered sugar to dust
- fresh mint - optional
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Spray a large spring-form pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Into a large bowl add chocolate and butter. Place into microwave and use melt setting for amount of chips OR melt in 10 second increments. Stir to combine. When melted, mix in egg yolk one at a time, stirring after each one.
- WHILE chocolate is melting, into the bowl of your stand mixer add egg whites and whisk until you've achieved stiff peaks. Add sugar. Continue whisking until glossy. NOTE: If you do not have a stand mixer you can use a hand held mixer or whisk by hand.
- Gently fold egg whites and pie filling into chocolate mixture.
- Pour mixture into prepared spring form pan. Bake for approximately 55 minutes OR until sides begin to pull away from pan and a toothpick comes out clean.
- Garnish with powdered sugar, additional pie filling and mint if desired.
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This is such a beautiful cake! I love that it’s flourless too!
I just want to eat it ALL!
The Food Hunter says
very cool that you got to visit a cherry farm!
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
My husband will thank you for this. He loves his cherries!
Meredith In Sock Monkey Slippers says
cherries and chocolate – now you’re talking!
June G. says
ohhh my!!! Black Forest is my favorite! I can’t wait to try this!
Lauren Kelly Nutrition says
I absolutely love that you made this flour less! It looks delicious!
Oh man! This cake is calling my name!
Colleen (Souffle Bombay) says
This is not fair to see at 9am! I need a slice or two….like…now! I think I may be in trouble today!
I pretty much come to a screeching halt at the mention of black forest anything. So much chocolaty cherry goodness going on.
Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom says
I’ve been meaning to try a flourless chocolate cake for some time so thank you for the inspiration!
Martha @ A Family Feast says
I am drooling!! Do you deliver?
Kim Beaulieu says
Black Forest is my absolute favourite. So when should I swing by for a slice?
Marjory @ Dinner-Mom says
I love rich and decadent flourless cake…add cherries to the mix and I’m in heaven!
Nutmeg Nanny says
Black forest cake is my favorite! This baby looks so packed full of chocolate flavor…yum!
Cookin Canuck says
What a great idea to make a flourless cake with the cherry pie filling! I’ll bet the taste is out-of-this-world.
Carol at Wild Goose Mama says
I love cherry pie filling and the richness of chocolate flourless cake.
Angie | Big Bear's Wife says
I actually love flourless cakes and this cherry/black forest version just sends it over the top! <3
Michelle @ The Complete Savorist says
Love the cake. Black forest cakes are part of my childhood. So good.
You had me at black forest, but the 15 minute prep was the clincher!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
This looks awesome! I’ve only had black forest once and totally loved it 🙂
Nancy @ I Made This Dish says
I love flourless cakes, makes me feel a bit less guilty eating them. 😛 This cake reminds me of chickpeas chocolate cake, I guess even better because no chickpeas required! Yay
diet sehat herbalife says
Love the cake. Black forest cakes are part of my childhood.
This is so mouthwatering! I’m lost with words. I just want to eat it all! What an amazing cake! Can I have a slice right now? 🙂 Thanks for sharing this!
Fuzzy International says
I am very impressed with your recipe.Thank you for Sharing!