These flourless chocolate cake squares are the easiest and tastiest recipe you’ll make for a long time. This cake is so light and fluffy and topped with melty chocolate chunks and gooey marshmallows. This cake is perfect to make for yourself at home, or bring to any party. In less than thirty minutes you can have a healthy flourless chocolate cake! No one will even believe it’s healthy.
I love this cake. No really, like looooove this cake. I’m literally so freaking proud of this cake and when you know I don’t want to share what I’ve made with the rest of my usual taste testers, you know it was just that good. I suggest running to the kitchen to make this cake right now… You might not want to let anyone know you’re making it though so you can keep them all for yourself 🙂
It has been my personal mission to make a cake that actually does not taste “healthified” in any way possible and I created that with this. This cake was so incredible and tasty that my family has declared it “the best thing I’ve made since starting my blog.” I would call that a success. I have a very picky family, so you know it’s real.
The best part? This cake requires 10 ingredients and you probably already have them all on hand. Oh and this cake is healthy. Double win. Enjoy this amazing chocolate cake topped with the best crunchy, yet gooey, marshmallow layer!
Ingredients used in s’mores chocolate cake
Flourless s’mores chocolate cake is an easy, ten-ingredient recipe. Most of these items are probably already in your pantry, especially if you have a big sweet tooth or love to bake!
Made into delicious perfect sized squares, I love to leave this cake in my fridge for easy access. Whenever I’m craving chocolate or need a little boost of sweetness, this amazing dessert does the trick! I love having this sweet right there in my fridge, ready to enjoy.
Here’s everything you’ll need to make your delicious healthy dessert:
Chocolate chunks and marshmallows
The tools you’ll need to make flourless chocolate cake
There are only a few items you’ll need for your healthy dessert. First, you’ll need a mixing bowl and some sort of stirring utensil, such as a spatula or spoon. You’ll also need an 8×8 brownie dish or something of similar size for baking. I highly recommend lining your baking dish with parchment paper as well.
How to make healthy chocolate cake
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and lining your baking dish with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, coming your wet ingredients first. Add your almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla, eggs, and applesauce into the bowl and whisk well until well combined.
Then, add in your sea salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder and mix well to create your cake batter.
Pour the cake batter into the lined baking dish and smooth out the top. Leave your cake as is, no toppings yet, and bake for about 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes in the oven, carefully take out the cake and sprinkle about 1/3 cup mini marshmallows on top and 1/3 cup chocolate chunks. You can add more or less depending on what you like.
Continue baking for another 15 minutes to allow the cake to fully bake and the marshmallows to get golden brown. This should be enough time in the oven, but you can add a light broil for two minutes at the end to give the marshmallows a crispy top. Up to you!
Let the cake cool and enjoy. Optional: melt chocolate and drizzle on top.
A healthier chocolate cake recipe
Every single ingredient used to make healthy chocolate cake was hand selected to create the healthiest dessert possible. Together, these ingredients create a flavor that is unmatched!
I often use almond butter in place of peanut butter, both for the nutrients and the taste. Almond butter contains healthy amounts of fats and proteins. Almond butter is also high in potassium, calcium, manganese, and magnesium.
By now, you’ve probably seen me mention maple syrup once or twice or a million times. It’s just the best all-natural sweetener I’ve ever tried! It tastes delicious and doesn’t include nearly as much sugar as processed white sugar.
Applesauce is my favorite oil replacement. It adds a natural sweetener to your baking and gives an amazing texture to this cake.
When choosing my chocolate, I like to go for all-natural brands like Hu Kitchen, Taza, or Equal Exchange. By going with an organic, all-natural brand, you’re able to reduce the amount of preservatives and artificial ingredients present in your dessert.
Finally, my last healthy swap comes with the salt! Though sea salt and table salt contain similar amounts of sodium, table salt is highly processed and therefore void of most nutrients. Sea salt is the ideal option!
Flourless cake recipe ingredient swap options
If you find yourself wanting to mix and match the ingredients in this recipe, you may be interested in these ideas!
Almond butter: Almond butter can be swapped with cashew or peanut butter. SunButter, a popular nut-free butter will also work. Note: Changing the nut butter used may alter the final flavor.
Maple syrup: If you don’t like maple syrup, you can use molasses or honey in its place.
Chocolate chunks: The chocolate chunks used in this recipe don’t have to be dark chocolate! You can also use milk chocolate, or, for something a little different, white chocolate! Note: using those subs may make your dessert not dairy free.
Flourless S’mores Chocolate Cake
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup chocolate chunks
- 1/3 cup mini marshmallows
- Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and lining your baking dish with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, coming your wet ingredients first. Add your almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla, eggs, and applesauce into the bowl and whisk well until well combined.
- Then, add in your sea salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder and mix well to create your cake batter.
- Pour the cake batter into the lined baking dish and smooth out the top. Leave your cake as is, no toppings yet, and bake for about 20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes in the oven, carefully take out the cake and sprinkle about 1/3 cup mini marshmallows on top and 1/3 cup chocolate chunks. You can add more or less depending on what you like.
- Continue baking for another 15 minutes to allow the cake to fully bake and the marshmallows to get golden brown. This should be enough time in the oven, but you can add a light broil for two minutes at the end to give the marshmallows a crispy top. Up to you!
- Let the cake cool and enjoy. Optional: melt chocolate and drizzle on top.
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