Craving chocolate? The decadent flavors in this rich, dense Flourless Almond Joy Cake will satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth. No one will even believe it's gluten free!

Baking without flour is still a relatively new concept to me, and while my family hasn’t gone completely gluten-free just yet, we big fans of both coconut and chocolate. This dense, rich Almond Joy cake has the flavor of my favorite candy bar….and then some. It is seriously to die for!

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And while it’s not exactly health food, a little of this super decadent cake goes a long way, which means the per-serving calorie count is still a lot lower than traditional chocolate cake. Plus, the presentation, with the layer of coconut and almond paste in the middle, is downright stunning (and looks far more complicated than it actually is!)

Assemble your ingredients for the flourless almond joy cake: chocolate chips, butter, almond paste, shredded coconut, powdered sugar, sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt, cocoa powder, and whole almonds.

Here is what you need:

1 bag milk chocolate chips
8 tablespoons butter; cut into small pieces
1 package (8 oz.) almond paste
1/2 cup shredded coconut
3 tablespoons powered sugar, plus 1 TBS for garnish
3/4 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
16 blanched whole almonds (optional)
 

Coat a 9 inch spring-form pan with cooking spray.

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 9 inch spring-form pan with cooking spray.

Combine chocolate and butter in large glass bowl.

Step 2: Combine chocolate and butter in large glass bowl. Microwave on high at 30 second intervals for 2 minutes (stirring between each) until melted. Stir until smooth. Let cool slightly.

Knead together almond paste, shredded coconut and powered sugar on a flat work surface then roll out.

Step 3: Knead together almond paste, shredded coconut and powered sugar on a flat work surface. Roll out into 8 inch circle.

Add granulated sugar into chocolate mixture and whisk until smooth.

Step 4: Add granulated sugar into chocolate mixture; stir until smooth.

Add eggs to chocolate mixture.

Step 5: Add eggs to chocolate mixture, one at a time, stirring after each until blended; mix on high speed until slightly airy, about 2 minutes.

Add vanilla and salt to chocolate mixture stir until blended.

Step 6: Add vanilla and salt to chocolate mixture stir until blended.

Add cocoa powder into the chocolate mixture.

Step 7: Add cocoa powder into the chocolate mixture; mix on low for about 1 minute.

Pour batter into the prepared pan then almond paste round then remaining batter.

Step 8: Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan. Carefully place the almond paste round on top of the batter in the pan. Pour remaining batter into the pan; spread to cover almond paste round and smooth the top.

Gently arrange whole almonds on top of batter.

Step 9: Gently arrange whole almonds on top of batter.

Cool baked cake on a wire wrack.

Step 10: Bake for 30 minutes Remove pan to wire rack and let cool to room temperature then refrigerate for 2 hours. Remove side of pan. Sprinkle with powered sugar; slice and serve.

Craving chocolate?  The decadent flavors in this rich, dense Flourless Almond Joy Cake will satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth.  No one will even believe it's gluten free!

 

Flourless Almond Joy Cake

This moist cake is full of yummy chocolate and coconut flavor with a hint of almond.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Flourless Almond Joy Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 2 hours
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bag milk chocolate chips
  • 8 TBSP butter; cut into small pieces
  • 1 8 oz. package almond paste
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 3 TBSP powered sugar (plus 1 TBS for garnish)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 16 whole blanched almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 9 inch spring-form pan with cooking spray.

  2. Combine chocolate and butter in large glass bowl. Microwave on high at 30 second intervals for 2 minutes (stirring between each) until melted. Stir until smooth. Let cool slightly.

  3. Knead together almond paste, shredded coconut and powered sugar on a flat work surface. Roll out into 8 inch circle.

  4. Add granulated sugar into chocolate mixture; stir until smooth.

  5. Add eggs to chocolate mixture, one at a time, stirring after each until blended; mix on high speed until slightly airy, about 2 minutes.

  6. Add vanilla and salt to chocolate mixture stir until blended.

  7. Sift cocoa powder into the chocolate mixture; mix on low for about 1 minute.

  8. Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan. Carefully place the almond paste round on top of the batter in the pan. Pour remaining batter into the pan; spread to cover almond paste round and smooth the top.

  9. Gently arrange whole almonds on top of batter.

  10. Bake for 30 minutes Remove pan to wire rack and let cool to room temperature. then refrigerate for 2 hours. Remove side of pan. Sprinkle with powered sugar; slice and serve.

Craving chocolate? The decadent flavors in this rich, dense Flourless Almond Joy Cake will satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth. No one will even believe it's gluten free!

Ruth Soukup

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