Holiday Desserts {Without Gluten!}

Let them eat cake! Time to revisit my flourless chocolate cake recipe created for my husband who cannot tolerate even a whiff of wheat. And what the heck – here’s my sugar cookie truffle recipe as well.

Simple gluten free flourless chocolate cake with ganache by Hello Lovely Studio
Holiday Desserts Without Gluten. Easy Gluten-Free Baking Ideas. Hello Lovely Studio.

If you’re like me, the only trouble you may run into is the trouble of getting the ganache strictly on the cake and not all in yer belly. 🙂

Holiday Desserts {Without Gluten!}

Simple gluten free flourless chocolate cake with ganache by Hello Lovely Studio
Holiday Desserts Without Gluten. Easy Gluten-Free Baking Ideas. Hello Lovely Studio.
Easy recipe for flourless chocolate cake gluten free - Hello Lovely Studio
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It’s a simple-to-make chocolate dessert for family and friends whether they are eating gluten free or not this Thanksgiving and the Holidays! (Affiliate links follow and won’t cost you extra if you use them, yet may earn this blog a small commission.)

Flourless Chocolate Cake is high in protein and requires only a few ingredients. Since the key to the recipe is properly blending the eggs uber-fluffy, Vitamix provides the power for the task.

Ever use a blender for your batters? Vitamix Explorian E320 minimizes the effort and mess while it maximizes the joy of creating a professional looking gluten-free, flourless chocolate cake.

Vitamix Explorian E320 in red - Hello Lovely Studio
How to Make Flourless Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free) – Buy This Vitamix here or HERE. Holiday Desserts Without Gluten. Easy Gluten-Free Baking Ideas. Hello Lovely Studio.

How does this homemade flourless cake compare to a chocolate cake made with flour? The texture of this cake is more dense and resembles a fudgy cheesecake. However, with no added sugar, it doesn’t taste too sweet. Should you be a sweet tooth who needs their chocolate cake rich-von-rich, you can double the ganache recipe or drown the cake in chocolate sauce.

You could also certainly add some rum to the batter or ganache. So many ways to make this recipe your own! I decorated mine with fresh strawberries, powdered sugar, and g-free sugar cookie truffles (recipe below). The cake can be dressed up to serve for holidays and special occasions or served undecorated any day of the week.

Flourless G-Free Chocolate Cake

Red Vitamix Explorian E320 on counter in white kitchen - Hello Lovely Studio

Gather Ingredients.

2 sticks of butter

3 cups semisweet chocolate chips

8 large eggs

Ganache: 1/3 cup whipping cream, 1 cup chocolate chips, 1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 325. Spray an 8″ round cake pan with non-stick spray. Partially melt butter in microwave, add chocolate chips, heat in microwave 30 seconds more, then stir to melt and combine. Set aside.

Butter and chocolate chips on counter
Holiday Desserts Without Gluten. Easy Gluten-Free Baking Ideas. Hello Lovely Studio.

Blend the eggs at Variable 5 of the Vitamix for 3 minutes. Remove the lid plug and add chocolate mixture, blending a few seconds more.

Red Vitamix Explorian E320 with eggs and chocolate on counter
Holiday Desserts Without Gluten. Easy Gluten-Free Baking Ideas. Hello Lovely Studio.

Pour the batter into prepared pan and bake in center of oven for 30-35 minutes. It’s done when there’s no jiggle factor in center or bottom. It will rise above pan and then settle as it cools.

Vitamix Explorian for cake batter
Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe. Holiday Desserts Without Gluten. Easy Gluten-Free Baking Ideas. Hello Lovely Studio.

Cool in pan 10 minutes then remove and cool completely on wire rack. When cool, make ganache icing.

Flourless chocolate cake in pan cooling
Recipe for Flourless Chocolate Cake. Holiday Desserts Without Gluten. Easy Gluten-Free Baking Ideas. Hello Lovely Studio.

In small saucepan, heat whipping cream just til it begins to boil. Remove from heat and stir in chips and vanilla until smooth.

Ingredients for chocolate ganache icing - Hello Lovely Studio
Ingredients for Ganache Icing. Holiday Desserts Without Gluten. Easy Gluten-Free Baking Ideas. Hello Lovely Studio.

Transfer cake from rack to a plate. Pour the ganache on top and spread with spatula.

Round chocolate ganache iced cake on clear glass cake pedestal - Hello Lovely Studio
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Ganache Icing. Holiday Desserts Without Gluten. Easy Gluten-Free Baking Ideas. Hello Lovely Studio.

The sides of my cake were not the loveliest, so I opted to decorate the cake with a ring of alternating strawberries and sugar cookie truffles (gluten free!).

Gluten free chocolate cake with ganache, berries, and sugar cookie truffles
Flourless Chocolate Cake. Holiday Desserts Without Gluten. Easy Gluten-Free Baking Ideas. Hello Lovely Studio.

Then I added a few sliced berries and whole berries to the top of the cake.

Beautiful gluten free chocolate cake decorated with berries and truffles - Hello Lovely Studio
How to Make Flourless Chocolate Cake. Holiday Desserts Without Gluten. Easy Gluten-Free Baking Ideas. Hello Lovely Studio.

Dust with powdered sugar if desired.

Gluten free chocolate cake topped with strawberries by Hello Lovely Studio
How to Make Flourless Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free). Holiday Desserts Without Gluten. Easy Gluten-Free Baking Ideas. Hello Lovely Studio.
Chocolate cake with strawberries and sugar cookie truffles by Hello Lovely Studio
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Chocolate cake with chocolate ganache, strawberries, and snowball truffles - Hello Lovely Studio
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Flourless Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free). Holiday Desserts Without Gluten. Easy Gluten-Free Baking Ideas. Hello Lovely Studio.
Slice of chocolate cake with strawberries and sugar cookie truffle
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Beautiful chocolate cake with berries on pedestal with red and white napkins - Hello Lovely Studio
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Berries and Sugar Cookie Truffles. Holiday Desserts Without Gluten. Easy Gluten-Free Baking Ideas. Hello Lovely Studio.

Vitamix for baking? Hello, Lovely! The cake was a hit with my husband, and he also loved the sugar cookie truffles (those delicious morsels above resembling donut holes) for which I relied upon the Vitamix E320.

NO BAKE SUGAR COOKIE TRUFFLES

Beautiful chocolate cake with ganache icing, berries, and sugar cookie truffles by Hello Lovely Studio
Holiday Desserts Without Gluten. Easy Gluten-Free Baking Ideas. Hello Lovely Studio.
Recipe for no-bake sugar cookie truffles by Hello Lovely Studio
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NO-BAKE SUGAR COOKIE TRUFFLES were used along with berries to decorate the sides of my Flourless Chocolate Cake.

Sugar cookie truffles are great on their own or as an addition to your Thanksgiving sweets spread and Holiday cookies. I started with homemade, gluten-free sugar cookies (I substituted gluten free flour for regular flour in my recipe here), but you can certainly make it easier on yourself and opt for store bought cookies for this no-bake recipe. My Vitamix Explorian deconstructed the cookies and transformed them into the perfect crumbs.

Gather the ingredients:

12 sugar cookies
3 Tbsp. cream cheese, softened
1 cup white chocolate chips
Sprinkles (optional)

Crush or process the sugar cookies so you have crumbs (this took mere seconds in the Vitamix). Place in bowl with cream cheese. Form bite-size balls, place on foil lined baking sheet, and freeze for 15 minutes. Melt white chocolate and stir until smooth. Dip truffles in chocolate and immediately sprinkle on decorative sprinkles or sparkling sugar.

Beautiful chocolate cake with ganache icing, berries, and sugar cookie truffles by Hello Lovely Studio
How to Make Sugar Cookie Truffles. Holiday Desserts Without Gluten. Easy Gluten-Free Baking Ideas. Hello Lovely Studio.
White mixing bowl of sugar cookie dough - Hello Lovely Studio
How to Make Sugar Cookie Truffles. Holiday Desserts Without Gluten. Easy Gluten-Free Baking Ideas. Hello Lovely Studio.

Here’s my delicious buttery sugar cookie  recipe, and you can substitute gluten free flour like I did if desired. Don’t you love the appetizing and festive red of my Vitamix (below)? It’s an incredible help for recipes from batters to bisque. With just three ingredients, these yummy nuggets come together.

Red vitamix with ingredients for sugar cookie truffles by Hello Lovely Studio
How to Make Sugar Cookie Truffles; Vitamix Explorian.  Holiday Desserts Without Gluten. Easy Gluten-Free Baking Ideas. Hello Lovely Studio.
Sugar cookies cooling on wire rack by Hello Lovely Studio
How to Make Sugar Cookie Truffles. Holiday Desserts Without Gluten. Easy Gluten-Free Baking Ideas. Hello Lovely Studio.
Sugar cookies in red vitamix blender - Hello Lovely Studio
How to Make Sugar Cookie Truffles. Holiday Desserts Without Gluten. Easy Gluten-Free Baking Ideas. Hello Lovely Studio.

If you care to make the absolute best buttery sugar cookie that just happened to win a cookie contest in Country Home magazine (yep, my cookie called LUKE’S CHIRSTMAS LOVE COOKIES was a winner!), do visit this post for the recipe.

p.s. Here’s the Vitamix I used for the recipes.

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-michele

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2 Comments

  1. October 29, 2018 / 3:16 am

    The unglazed cake really does resemble a cheesecake. I’ll have to try this! No problem with gluten, but yummy is yummy!
    If you want a less dense ganache, you can beat it. Same recipe, but whipped, and it goes from dense to fluffy.

    • michele
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      October 29, 2018 / 11:09 am

      Thank you, lovely one! I would eat a chocolate cheesecake over this any day – this cake is not very sweet and not as rich as it appears. And if I can tolerate gluten and am eating cake, I want rich!

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