Easiest, Tastiest 5 Ingredient Chocolate Cake! Gluten, Grain, and Dairy Free

Easiest, Tastiest 5 Ingredient Chocolate Cake

I love me some chocolate cake. Cupcakes more specifically. However, I rarely make chocolate anything due to my dietary limitations. But sometimes, sometimes I NEED chocolate. And. I. Need. Cake.

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Easiest, Tastiest 5-Ingredient Chocolate Cake! Gluten, Grain, and Dairy Free
This recipe is ridiculously easy. Tiny even knows how to make it now. It takes mere seconds to throw together and only 20 minutes to bake. I kid you not. And the best part? This cake tastes like some uber complicated recipe that you spend hours and hours on. This cake is moist, flavorful, and….wait for it…HEALTHY!
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Cook Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Here’s the scoop! You will need
  1. 6 eggs (medium in size)
  2. 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  3. 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  4. 1/3 cup raw honey (or more if you like things sweeter)
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder (aluminum free of course)
To make this bad baby
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix together the eggs, vanilla, cocoa powder, and honey in that order. You don’t need anything fancy. A bowl and a wooden spoon works fine.
  3. Add the baking powder and mix for a minute.
  4. Pour the batter into a small cake pan, those small Pyrex round containers, or cupcake tins.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes. It will be hard to tell visually if these are done. Use a toothpick to check the center for doneness. And for gosh sakes, do not let them burn!
  1. We enjoy this chocolate goodness in its virgin state. However, it would be really good with some fresh whipped cream, a dollop of coconut cream, some crushed berries, or even a smearing of nut or seed butter. Really, the topping possibilities here are endless.
  2. Fair warning – once you try one bite, you WILL eat the entire cake. In one day. Don’t ask me how I know this.
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  1. says

    Do you think the key ingredients for lactation cookies could be added to this cake? (brewers yeast/flax seed) It sounds amazing and would be even better if I could add a bit of a milk making boost to it!

  2. says

    Oh my, that sounds amazing. I know my daughter would LOVE it; it sounds like the perfect comfort food. We’ve just got four new chicks, so as soon as those babies come into lay you can guess what I’ll be doing with my first glut of eggs!

    Warm wishes
    Rae aka mrsgreen @littlegreenblog.com

  3. says

    Follow up comment…so I tried your recipe, and added pistachios and ricotta…even more bumps to the protein! I think I left it in the oven about 5 minutes too long and it was dryer than I wanted, but still so rich and delicious :) Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Soph says

    Hi, just discovered your site. It looks great. This recipe sounds yummy. Which size cake pan did you use / which do you recommend?

  5. Jane Norrie says

    When you say “add baking powder and mix for a minute” do you mean with a mixer or a spoon or it doesn’t matter?

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