Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint

Enjoy Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream for holiday entertaining. A fluffy, moist cake with a peppermint whipped cream topping!

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream

Hey, Friends. I hope you’re enjoying the week before Christmas! Over the weekend we dove into this Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream, a super fun holiday dessert.

You may have already tried my Kahlua Flourless Chocolate Cake, dusted with powdered sugar, or topped with fresh whipped cream and raspberries, another great holiday dessert option!

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream - Alder tree

Let’s talk Christmas desserts. I adore this Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream (and cute Whoodle puppies in checked jammies!)

Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream

What are the ingredients in a flourless cake?

Pretty basic. Sugar, eggs, butter and the best quality chocolate you can find.

It really does make a difference what kind of chocolate. Years ago I learned this from my friend Roger (a doctor I worked for for years), who was a chocolate lover and a fantastic baker and cook.

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream - how to

Does flourless cake need to be refrigerated?

I’ve been making flourless cakes for 25 years. No, I’ve never refrigerated them. I just cover them loosely with a piece of foil or plastic wrap and leave on the counter.

Tasty Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream

Now, if you serve the whipped cream on top, you will want to refrigerate.

Which is why I love to sometimes serve the whipped cream on the side. Unless I know we are going to eat the entire cake (like 6-8 guests are coming for dinner), then I’ll spread on top.

The BEST Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream

And top with chopped peppermint.

So peppermint and cake go together, don’t you think?

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream - Alder hat

Christmas checks and plaid 

I’ve been thinking about how much I love plaid, too. Whether checks and plaids (this Apple Walnut Crostini recipe) or Snickerdoodle cookies, Christmas plaid is the best. Here’s a fun idea for a Christmas Brunch Yogurt Bar!

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream - Alder jammies
Of course, we found some cute plaid jammies for Alder the Whoodle.

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream - baby Alder

Since I can’t hug my babies in their Christmas jammies anymore, well … Alder fills that need. HA!

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream - piano

A new nighty for my darling niece!

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream - cozy napkins

Then there’s my checked cocktail napkins.

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream - plaid pillows

Plaid pillows.

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream - dishes

And I love the plaid around these dinner plates.

I only wish I had a cute pair of plaid shoes to wear on Christmas day! :) 

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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream

This Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream, is a great recipe to serve your gluten-free guests! 

Gluten Free: means no gluten (which is the protein in wheat, barley and rye) so YES, this cake is gluten-free!

You may also enjoy Flourless Monster Cookie Bars [Oh Sweet Basil], Flourless Sugar-Free Chocolate Shortbread Cookies [Kalyn’s Kitchen], or this Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Roll [Cupcakes & Kale Chips].

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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces best-quality bittersweet chocolate coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature and cut into 1-tablespoon pieces
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup coconut or regular sugar

Whipped cream

  • 1 cups cold heavy cream
  • 4 Tbsp confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • Crushed peppermint candy to garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Line the bottom of an 8-inch springform pan with parchment paper.
  • In a heatproof bowl or double boiler, melt the chocolate. When chocolate is mostly melted, mix in the butter until smooth and remove from heat. Allow to cool slightly for 7-10 minutes.
  • In two bowls, separate 4 of the eggs. Whisk 2 whole eggs and the 4 egg yolks with 1/2 cup of the sugar in a large bowl—just until combined. Slowly whisk in the warm chocolate mixture.
  • In a large bowl, beat the 4 egg whites until foamy, about 2 minutes. Gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar into the egg whites, and beat until glossy with soft (not stiff) peaks—about 5 minutes. Very gently fold about a quarter of the beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Continue folding in the remaining egg whites. Scrape the batter into the pan and smooth the top.
  • Set the pan on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake until the top is puffed and the center is no longer wobbly—35 to 40 minutes. Be careful not to bake the cake too long.
  • After the cake is done baking, allow to cool—the center of the cake will sink and form a crater. Let the cake cool completely on a rack before adding whipped cream.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whip cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks begin to form. Next add in powdered sugar, vanilla, and peppermint. Beat until whipped cream becomes a bit firmer, about 2 minutes–don’t beat too long, as the cream will become very stiff instead of silky.
  • Remove the cake form by running a knife around the edge. Remove cake from pan and place on platter.
  • Using a spatula, fill the center of the cake with the whipped cream, gently pushing the cream to the edges of the cake, but do not smooth too much. Sprinkle the top with peppermint candy and serve!

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream Recipe

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