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Flourless refined sugar free chocolate cake



8 portion(s)


  • 270 g Dates (pitted)
  • 125 g Boiling water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Bi-carbonate of Soda
  • 250 g almonds
  • 3 eggs
  • 60 g coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 50 g cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 6
    Preparation 10min
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    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C.  Grease and line a 20 cm round cake pan (I used a silicone ring tin)

    Mix dates and bi-carb soda in boiling water and leave to soak for a few minutes while you do the next step.

  2. Grind almonds for 10 seconds, speed 9.

    Set aside.

  3. Put dates, water and bi-carb into mixing bowl, and blend for 30 seconds, speed 6.  You may need to stop and scrape the sides a couple of times, and maybe reduce the speed a little after the first few seconds if necessary.  


  4. Add eggs, oil, vanilla essence and blend for 20 seconds, speed 6.  Scrape down bowl.

  5. Add almonds, baking powder, cocoa and salt and mix for 20 seconds, speed 6.  Scrape down bowl and repeat. 

  6. Pour into prepared cake tin and bake at 180 degrees for 30 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.  Leave until cool before turning onto a serving plate. I covered mine with chocolate ganache and served with whipped cream and raspberry coulis.  


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This is gluten free if you make sure your baking powder is GF.  

Suitable for TM31 or TM5. 

I adapted this recipe://www.spoonfulofsugarfree.com/2013/07/15/flourless-chocolate-cake-made-with-almonds/

For something different, try replacing the boiling water with coffee, or adding coffee liqueur to the mixture.




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  • Dense and moist. Even better the next day. Thanks...

    Submitted by sandylea18 on 15. February 2020 - 12:51.

    Dense and moist. Even better the next day. Thanks for the recipe.

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  • This is so delicious, which is amazing for a...

    Submitted by jowk on 26. May 2019 - 11:23.

    This is so delicious, which is amazing for a healthy cake. I have saved this as a go to recipe now!

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  • As a family we're trying to

    Submitted by sunsfromsa on 4. July 2016 - 09:19.

    As a family we're trying to eat less refined sugar and wheat. I made this cake for a late night supper and my teenagers devoured it, begging me to make it again.

    I dusted it with a little bit of icing sugar, but might add some roasted almond flakes too in future. I used an ordinary round cake tin and I'm going to try a baking tray next time so I can cut it into squares for the boys' lunch boxes.  

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  • Awesome recipe! I was short

    Submitted by CarlyHill on 11. June 2016 - 17:12.

    Awesome recipe! I was short 70g short of almonds and added cashews and also 50g short dates and added sultanas. Still turned out great. Toddler loves it and so does hubby! 

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