This 2 ingredient flourless chocolate cake is absolutely wonderful when you need a chocolate fix. It’s the perfect dessert for 2 people. Or if you have a larger group, you can double or triple the recipe to make more.
I obviously love delicious food that is easy to make with as few ingredients as possible.
If you’ve tried my 3-ingredient chocolate cake, you’ll love these little personal cakes that I make in ramekins. Both of these flourless chocolate cakes are wonderful!
I also make a yummy cherry chocolate cake that some people refer to as a dump cake. That doesn’t sound nearly as good as it tastes or looks.
2 Ingredient Chocolate Cake
When you want your own personal cake, this is the perfect recipe. And you have the choice of making it with regular chocolate chips or sugar-free chocolate chips.
What’s truly amazing is that most people won’t be able to tell that it’s a flourless cake. It’s an easy chocolate cake that is quick, easy, and oh-so wonderful.
If you follow a Keto diet, you can totally have this without guilt. Don’t deny yourself so much deliciousness while you’re on a weight-loss journey.
Whether you’re making this for a special occasion or simply to enjoy after a family dinner, it’s an easy dessert that you’ll absolutely love! The first time you try it, you’ll probably be shocked by how good it is.
I usually use semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips. However, if you prefer a sweeter cake, go for milk chocolate.
You can also use other flavors of chips for different results. I’m sure this will be delicious with peanut butter or white chocolate chips as well.
Don’t be afraid to try different things in the kitchen. It’s fun, and you never know when you’ll discover your new favorite dessert!
Ingredients for a Two-Ingredient Chocolate Cake
As the name implies, there are only 2 ingredients in this recipe. You can find them at any grocery store … or you might already have them in your fridge and pantry.
Two ingredient cakes are perfect when you need to whip something up in a hurry.
Here’s what you’ll need to make these cute, sweet, little cakes:
- Chocolate chips
Yep, that’s all you need—just 2 simple ingredients. I love easy recipes with very few ingredients!
For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.
I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you can use milk chocolate if you want sweeter cakes.
How to Make 2 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cakes
This delicious dessert requires very little skill, so you can be confident that it will come out good every time.
First of all, preheat your oven to 350˚ F.
Spray a couple of ramekins with nonstick cooking spray.
Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites and put them in separate mixing bowls.
Set the egg yolks aside for now.
Put the egg whites in a large bowl and beat them with an electric mixer on a high speed until they form soft peaks.
If you get carried away, and it forms stiff peaks, that’s okay too.
Set the fluffy egg whites aside.
Now pour the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl.
Or you can put them in the top of a double boiler if you prefer.
Heat the chocolate chips until they melt, in 30 second increments. The total time it took me was 60 seconds.
Be careful not to go too long, or they’ll get clumpy.
Stir the chocolate for about a minute until you have a slightly cooled chocolate mixture.
Add the yolks to the melted chocolate and stir until well mixed.
Now carefully fold the chocolate mixture into the fluffy egg whites. Don’t over-mix, or the egg whites will lose some of their fluff.
Scoop equal amounts of the cake batter into the greased ramekins. Place them on a baking pan.
Bake for 20 minutes. Resist the urge to take them out of the oven early, or they might fall flat.
Remove from the oven after 20 minutes and allow them to cool for 30-40 minutes before serving.
Don’t cut the baking time short, even if the cakes look ready.
How to Serve These Mini Chocolate Cakes
I enjoy eating them all by themselves. However, you might like some sort of topping.
If you’re following a Keto diet plan, you can sprinkle a little bit of sugar-free powdered sweetener over the top. This adds some contrast and makes a pretty dessert.
For anyone who can have sugar, you can frost the cake or add a scoop of ice cream to the top of the cake. Another idea is to top it with whipped cream with a few berries sprinkled around the top.
Don’t be afraid to get creative when styling these little cakes. Here are some more ideas:
Place all of the ramekins on top of a large, decorative serving plate.
Remove the little cakes from the ramekins and decorate around them with whipped cream, fresh berries, or frosting.
Sprinkle some small candies around the cake.
It’s all up to you how you want to present your dessert. Have some fun with it. You can even enlist the aid of some tiny helpers if you have children or grandkids.
Questions About Flourless Chocolate Cake
How Should You Store Leftover Flourless Chocolate Cake?
Cover the pan with plastic wrap or transfer the cake to an airtight container. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
After that, it will become dry and less delicious. I’ve never frozen it, so I’m not sure how that will turn out.
Can You Make a Whole Cake with This Recipe?
Yes, you can triple the recipe and bake it in an 8” x 8” pan for 30 minutes on 350˚ F. Or you can use an 8” round cake pan.
I like to cut and serve the cake directly from the pan. That keeps things simple, and you have less to clean up later.
Can You Make a Layer Cake with This Two-Ingredient Cake Recipe?
Yes. Triple the recipe twice (or 6 times the original recipe) and divide the batter evenly between 2 cake pans.
Make sure the cakes have cooled to room temperature before you attempt to frost them.
See this recipe shared at Meal Plan Sunday, Full Plate Thursday, and Weekend Potluck.
More Recipes for Chocolate Lovers
If you love chocolate as much as we do, you’re probably always on the lookout for new ways to enjoy it. I play around with recipes and try to add something or swap out an ingredient to make it different.
Here are some chocolate desserts and sweet treats that we like:
Scotcheroos – These are easy to make, and they’re wonderfully flavorful!
Chocolate Covered Pecans – Put out bowls of these at your next get-together with family and friends and watch them disappear.
Peanut Butter Cup Brownies – Brownies all by themselves are yummy. Add some peanut butter, and they’re absolutely fabulous!
No Bake Caramel Crunch Bars – The chocolate drizzled over the tops of these bars takes them from being good to tasting amazing!
German Chocolate Bars – If you’re a fan of German chocolate, you need to make these bars from Out of the Box Baking! They’re scrumptious!
Brownie Waffles – Waffles for dessert? Yes, absolutely! Especially when they’re made with chocolate!
Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bars – Satisfy your sweet tooth with these yummy cookie bars! Just make sure you have enough to share.
If you’ve never made these 2-ingredient flourless chocolate cakes, you’ll be amazed by how easy and delicious they are. Give the recipe a try and see for yourself!
2-Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cakes
Make these delicious flourless cakes with only 2 ingredients!
- 2 eggs
- 4 ounces chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350˚ F. Spray the bottoms and sides of 2 ramekins.
- Separate the egg whites from the yolks, Set the yolks aside.
- In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Set the beaten egg whites aside.
- Pour the chocolate chips into a medium bowl and microwave in 30 second increments until they melt. Remove from the microwave each time and stir.
- Be careful not to microwave them for too long, or the chocolate will get clumpy.
- Stir the chocolate for about a minute. Add the egg yolks to the chocolate and mix well.
- Gently fold the chocolate and egg yolk mixture into the beaten egg whites. Continue to fold until they are well mixed.
- Scoop the mixture evenly into the 2 ramekins and place them on a pan.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool 30-40 minutes.
- Serve with ice cream, whipped cream, or all by themselves. So delicious!
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 344Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 186mgSodium 77mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 3gSugar 31gProtein 9g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.