No sugar, no flour chocolate cake

chocolate cake

Flourless and sugar free what more could you want from a chocolate cake recipe, plus, its absolutely delicious.


  • 200g dates
  • 150g shredded coconut
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 courgettes
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Zest of an orange
  • 2 bananas
  • 1tbsp maple syrup, optional
  • 1–2 tsp cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract, optional
  • 100g dark chocolate chips
  • 200g butter

For the topping

  • 50g dark chocolate
  • Roughly chopped almonds
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted


Preheat oven to 150oC. Grate courgettes. Blend the bananas and coconut.

Soak dates in boiling water for 5 minutes, or until soft, and blend. Melt butter and separate egg yolks. Combine all of the above together and mix.

Beat egg whites and gently fold  into the dough. Place coconut in a baking tray before pouring in the mixture to ensure the cake does not stick. Bake for 1 hour.

Melt chocolate and oil together and cover the cake with it. Sprinkle with roughly chopped almonds.

Extracted with permission from The Devonport Village Cookbook ($49 from

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