Gluten-free Chocolate Cake

I’ve had this recipe for years, before gluten-free was trendy and back when we just called it a flourless cake. It’s a really great recipe for anyone who wants to try their hand at gluten-free.

When I bake gluten-free, I won’t compromise on taste, and this chocolate cake tastes better than any of the wheat flour ones I bake.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

100g almond flour

150g butter

200g dark chocolate

150g castor sugar

5 eggs, separated

5ml vanilla extract

3ml salt

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Preheat oven to 180ºC and grease a 20cm round cake tin.

In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt butter, chocolate and sugar.

Mix the melted chocolate with the almonds, salt and vanilla extract.

Beat in egg yolks, one at a time.

Whisk egg whites until stiff with an electric beater.

Mix a third of the egg white into the almond mixture and then fold in the remaining egg white.

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Pour batter into a prepared tin.

Bake for 30 minutes until a tester comes out clean.

Allow cake to cool in the tin completely.

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Serve with fruit and ice-cream or on its own with a cup of coffee.

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  • 100g almond flour
  • 150g butter
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 150g castor sugar
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 5ml vanilla extract
  • 3ml salt
  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC and grease a 20cm round cake tin.
  2. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt butter, chocolate and sugar.
  3. Mix the melted chocolate with the almonds, salt and vanilla extract.
  4. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time.
  5. Whisk egg whites until stiff with an electric beater.
  6. Mix a third of the egg white into the almond mixture and then fold in the remaining egg white.
  7. Pour batter into a prepared tin.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes until a tester comes out clean.
  9. Allow cake to cool in the tin completely.
  10. Serve with fruit and ice-cream or on its own with a cup of coffee.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks so rich and delicious 🙂

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  2. DIYMess says:

    yam yam!! Time to go get some chocolate

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