Flourless Chocolate and Apple Compote Cake

This butterless and flourless apple chocolate cake is perfect for a party, or when you just want something sweet.


  • No apples? Pears work well. 
  • No vanilla? Use 1 tsp of ground cinnamon instead. 
  • No olive oil? Use butter or vegan butter instead. 

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Total time: 60 minutes

Servings: 6


200 g Apples

1 tsp Vanilla extract

200 g Dark chocolate

80 ml Olive oil

4 Eggs

150 g Ground almonds

125 g Caster sugar


  1. Chop up the apples and put them in a small pan. Add the vanilla and 50ml water. Cover the pan and cook over low heat until the apples are tender.
  2. Blend the cook apples in a food processor until smooth and set aside to cool.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180 C/160 fan/gas mark 4. Put the chocolate and olive oil in a heatproof bowl and melt over a bain marie.
  4. Separate the eggs, putting the egg whites into a large mixing bowl and the yolks into a small bowl.
  5. Add the egg yolks, apple compote and ground almonds to the chocolate mixture and mix until combined.
  6. Use an electric mixer to whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form, then add the sugar and whisk to a stiff peak. 
  7. Gently fold the egg white mixture into the bowl with the chocolate.
  8. Pour the batter into a lined 20x20 cm cake tin and bake for 40 minutes. If using a larger cake tin, the cake will be thinner and might need less cooking time.
  9. Remove from the oven, and leave to cool for at least 20 minutes. 
  10. Enjoy!
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How to store

Keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Serve with vanilla cream, or your favourite ice cream.

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