Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake with Candied Orange Peel Glaze

Disclosure: I received complimentary products from The French Farm in conjunction with the #CookoutWeek 2016 blogger giveaway via #FoodBloggerLove from PinterTest Kitchen.  As always, all opinions are my own. Full PR & Disclosure here

Ever since I found out I was had a severe gluten intolerance I have been dying to make a flourless chocolate cake.

I knew I wanted it to be rich and creamy, simple to make, and so good that no one would even think it was gluten-free.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED….thanks to one of the most AMAZING sponsors of #CookoutWeek 2016: The French Farm.

I am in love with The French Farm products. They pride themselves on searching all over Europe to bring consumers the best imported gourmet foods. Here are the 2 that I picked out from France to use in this recipe:

The quality of these 2 ingredients are what make this cake so incredible. Just look at those chocolate sugar crystals!

I watched as friends and family each tried a piece of this cake and the look of euphoria was unanimous across all parties. This cake really is out of this world!

I have to say I’m a bit spoiled now by the chocolate sugar and feel like ordinary sugar just won’t cut it any more. I went back to their online store and found out they also have sugars in vanilla, orange, lemon, lavender, and rose! Wow! It’s definitely time to up my game & start incorporating these beauties into some new recipes.

Alright. It’s time. Ready for some cake?

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Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake with Candied Orange Peel Glaze



  • 12 oz dark chocolate chips (or chocolate bar broken into small pieces)
  • 1 stick butter, unsalted
  • 3/4 cup natural chocolate sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp gluten-free vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, room temperature



  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Cut wax or parchment paper to size so it fits on the bottom of a 9″ springform pan. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Using a double-broiler, melt dark chocolate chips and butter together until smooth.
  4. Place one egg at a time into mixer and beat until smooth. When all 4 eggs are beaten they should be double in volume.
  5. Transfer chocolate and butter mixture to mixing bowl with eggs and lightly mix.
  6. Add sugar, salt and vanilla to mixture and beat for 1-2 minutes or until all ingredients are combined well.
  7. Pour mixture into springform pan and bake for 25 minutes.
  8. Let cake cook in pan for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove sides of springform pan and place serving plate on top of cake. Flip cake over so it’s on top of serving plate and remove base of pan and wax paper.
  10. Let cake cool completely.
  11. Using a double-broiler, heat whipping cream until warm and add in dark chocolate spread. Stir until smooth and mixed well.
  12. Pour glaze over cake while warm allowing it to run down the sides of the cake as well.
  13. Refrigerate at least 60 minutes. Slice and serve with an orange peel twist for garnish.




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    Comment by Yum Girl — 29 June, 2016 @ 4:04 pm

  2. Awesome! Thanks Kelli 🙂

    Comment by Christina Russell — 29 June, 2016 @ 7:52 pm

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  4. This cake looks so amazing!! <3 I love chocolate + orange!!
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    Comment by Farrah — 29 June, 2016 @ 4:55 pm

  5. Me too! Something about the sweet and tangy really work well together. 🙂

    Comment by Christina Russell — 29 June, 2016 @ 7:52 pm

  6. WOW that looks like perfection!! Too good to be true almost! 😉

    Comment by GiGi Eats — 29 June, 2016 @ 7:05 pm

  7. Thanks Gigi!

    Comment by Christina Russell — 29 June, 2016 @ 7:51 pm

  8. This cake sounds so rich and delicious. Love the orange in there!
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    Comment by Cindy Kerschner — 29 June, 2016 @ 9:01 pm

  9. Thanks Cindy! It really is mouthwatering!!

    Comment by Christina Russell — 29 June, 2016 @ 9:56 pm

  10. Wow…I would absolutely die for a piece of this cake right now
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    Comment by Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm — 29 June, 2016 @ 10:05 pm

  11. Come on over and get you some! 😉

    Comment by Christina Russell — 29 June, 2016 @ 11:51 pm

  12. Oh yum candied orange peel in the glaze?
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    Comment by Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — 8 July, 2016 @ 1:02 pm

  13. Yes!

    Comment by Christina Russell — 8 July, 2016 @ 3:15 pm

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