Pumpkin Spice Flourless Chocolate Cake

Holiday Pumpkin Spice Flourless Chocolate Cake is a rich, moist, and delicious, gluten-free dessert. This “fallen cake” is a hit at every party! WATCH THE VIDEO!

Pumpkin Spice Flourless Chocolate Cake

Today’s recipe makes me think of all my chocolate-loving friends, so I hope you enjoy this Pumpkin Spice Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe!

I’ve made flourless cakes for years, especially if we are hosting gluten free guests for dinner! For fall, you may also want to try my Cinnamon Apple Cream Cake or 4-ingredient Chocolate Cherry Cake.

Pumpkin Flourless Chocolate Cake

What is a flourless cake?

A flourless chocolate cake is a “fallen” cake made from a chocolate custard base. It’s a rather dense cake, made with whole eggs, added to a melted butter  and chocolate mixture.

This is a great cake for November … for the holidays ahead, or just because.

Who doesn’t love pumpkin spice?

Pumpkin Spice Flourless Chocolate Cake - springform pan

How to make a flourless chocolate cake

Of course, I always use a good chocolate, and my favorite red springform pan, when making flourless cakes. I also spray the bottom and use parchment paper, so the cake doesn’t stick to the bottom.

  1. Melt butter, sugar and chocolate in the microwave (I always melt on 50% power) and cool!
  2. Whisk eggs in small bowl until blended; gradually stirring in the chocolate mixture. Then you add coffee and pumpkin pie spice.
  3. For the pan, cut out a round piece of parchment paper and place on the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Pour the batter into the pan!
  4. Bake–the center will be a little bit gooey. Run a knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Place the cake on a plate and sprinkle cake with powdered sugar!

So good! Serve and enjoy!

Hosting for the holidays

A friend recently asked me about how we were going to serve 14 for Thanksgiving this year. Our house is small, yes, but we can do it.

One thing I’ve learned over the years is that there is no perfect house. As much as we love our cozy mountain home, we have to use some creativity for larger parties.

Honestly, we probably only host 2 large parties a year, so why in the world would we buy a home for just those 2 gatherings? The answer is we would not.

Easy Pumpkin Spice Flourless Chocolate Cake

So here’s what we have to decide: Do we host everyone at one long table, or do we break it up? We’ve had several parties where we put the little kids at the “small kids table,” but I really do not like to do this.

My goal this year is to bring in another table, go through my tablecloth collection (I have plenty matching tablecloths), and make ONE GIANT TABLE. Kids mixed in with adults.

The way my parents and grandparents did it.

Pumpkin Spice Flourless Chocolate Cake

Perfect for fall season, adding pumpkin pie spice is what makes this chocolate flourless cake so yummy!

Watch the video and ENJOY!

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Pumpkin Spice Flourless Chocolate Cake

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 10 -12


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 oz. unsweetened chocolate chopped
  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. brewed strong coffee I used espresso
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Microwave butter, granulated sugar and chocolate in large microwaveable bowl on MEDIUM for 3-4 minutes, or until chocolate and butter are completely melted and mixture is well blended. Cool slightly.
  • Whisk eggs in small bowl until blended; gradually stir into chocolate mixture. Stir in coffee and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Cut out a round piece of parchment paper for the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Pour batter into the pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Place the cake on a plate and sprinkle cake with powdered sugar; serve!

I am a huge fan of these Q Squared serving plates, serving platter and this 9 inch springform pan! I am a huge fan of my KitchenAid hand mixer and tabletop mixer for these types of recipes too!

More easy holiday desserts: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip, Easy Pear Gorgonzola Puff Pasty Pinwheels, Zucchini Maple Cupcakes, and Pumpkin Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake. Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars Recipe [She Wears Many Hats] and Best Pumpkin Bread Recipe [RecipeGirl].

This post has affiliate links. Every purchase from these links supports RE at no extra cost to you. Thank you! Originally posted October 2015.

Pumpkin Spice Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe



19 comments on “Pumpkin Spice Flourless Chocolate Cake”

  1. I could enjoy this cake every day of fall if I had to! Sounds amazing.

  2. This was so good! I will be enjoying this all fall long!

  3. This is the perfect cake to serve during the holidays.

  4. Yummy cake! A must-try for sure.

  5. I loved it! Really flavorful! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  6. Your wonderful tribute to JoAnne made me want to get to know you. The mention of chocolate was an additional perk. The cake is yummy.

  7. I lost a friend and coworker two weeks ago to heart failure. His symptoms were nausea and later chest pain. We had time to say goodbye. But his passing was still too fast. Please keep talking about these symptoms. It isn’t always chest pain and arm pain. I share your loss.

  8. I would love to try this recipe, but it doesn’t have a flour substitute I’m confused about what gives it rge good consistency pictured?

  9. A really beautiful post for Joan, Sandy!! <3 <3 And the cake looks beautiful too!

  10. Sandy, what a blessing to pop into your blog and find this recipe. It’s hard to find really good flourless recipes but this one sounds incredible. I can’t wait to make it.

  11. A beautiful cake to remember a wonderful soul. Our blogging friendships really are amazing, aren’t they?

    • Truly grateful for all the lovely blogging friends in my life, Mary, including you! I’m so glad we both got to meet and love Joan!

  12. Such a beautiful post with a delicious cake! It’s so hard to explain these online friendships to people :)

  13. Such a beautiful tribute post, Sandy. I am so sorry for the loss of your food blogging friend as well as for the loss of the food blogging community at large. I never knew Joan, but now have a sense of who she was thanks to your post and fabulous chocolate and pumpkin spice cake recipe. I’m so glad that National Chocolate Day is today so that you and others could honor Joan, and the essence of who she was, in connection with the contributions she has made in food with her chocolate recipes, in such a meaningful way. Thank you for sharing, my friend! xo

    • Thank you, Stacy. The blogging community is amazing, I am so proud of how everyone is getting involved so we do not forget this lovely person or her family!

  14. Such a touching tribute to Joan, sandy. It really hits home what a loss to her family and friends with her passing…such a shame. I am sad to not have met her in real life, but I feel like I know her through all of you who did. And I know that I would have just loved her too.
    A beautiful cake for a beautiful person. I’m not a big baker but I can see myself making this, thank you for sharing today. Love you friend. xo

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