Flourless chocolate mud cake

Whole chocolate cake topped with berries, a slice being served out.
Donna Hay is one of our food idols, and this flourless chocolate cake recipe had us drooling! This is a must make, and even better, it's gluten free!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12 people


  • cups ground almonds
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup Olivado macadamia or olive oil
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

To serve

  • Fresh berries and/or cream


  • Preheat oven to 160°C. Place the almond meal and cocoa in a large bowl and mix to combine. Place the eggs, oil, sugar, maple syrup, milk and vanilla in a medium bowl and whisk until combined. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into a 20cm round cake tin lined with non-stick baking paper. Cook for 40–45 minutes or until the cake is just set. Allow to cool in the tin.
  • Dust with extra cocoa powder and top with fresh berries to serve.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


  1. Allison on 17/04/2018 at 4:40 pm

    There’s a question mark where the quantity of oil should be … can you tell me how much to use please.

    • Fresh Team on 18/04/2018 at 7:27 pm

      Thanks so much for the heads up Allison! It’s a quarter of a cup, our apologies.

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