Flourless Chocolate Cake

Finally, at long last, a Gluten Free cake that is rich, moist, fabuliciouzly tasty & above all else, not crumbly!

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You know, I used to be pretty darn good at making cakes before we knew about my illness with Gluten. I used to take so very much pleasure in my cake baking but since needing to be Gluten Free, I just haven’t had that same passion. I lost my cake mojo. Try as hard as I might, using Gluten Free flour just doesn’t cut it. I tried this recipe, with much trepidation, expecting yet another bitter disappointment, only to be pleasantly surprised with the results this time! This tastes like real cake! HOORAH!

Start by lining a loaf tin with baking paper, remember to use spray oil first to hold it in place.

Measure out 3/4 cup of caster sugar.

Grab a mixing bowl & bung in 280g of dark chocolateย along with 160g of softened butter. Pop that over a pan of simmering water to melt gently, then stir in 6 egg yolks & half of that caster sugar. Take it off the heat & set aside to cool.

In a second mixing bowl, beat the 6 egg whites to a soft peak consistency. Now you can opt to get an arm workout if that’s what floats your boat, but I choose to use my electric beaters. Then, ever so gradually, add in the rest of that caster sugar whilst continuing to beat until it’s thick & glossy, just like meringue.

Back to the chocolate mix bowl & gently fold through 1 & 1/2 cups of Almond Meal followed by the meringue mix. Be really careful not to totally knock out all that luscious air you’ve worked so hard to beat in there!

Pour the batter into the loaf tin & bake for an hour in a 160c oven. If you choose to make cupcakes with this batter, as pictured, simply halve the cooking time.

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6 thoughts on “Flourless Chocolate Cake

  1. Oh flourless, can’t say I’ve ever tried that, but since many people at the office eat GF I think it’ll definitely be a hit. I looks deliciously dense, and I’m sure the flavor comes out great. Definitely holding on to this recipe, cheers for sharing.

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    1. It is definitely the way to any Gluten Free persons heart ๐Ÿ˜

      Ooohhhhh I shall check out the FB page, I’m not on instagram though ๐Ÿ˜ฒ I know, I know – I’m so last century ๐Ÿ˜†

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      1. I’m always sort of sad when I bring a normal cake to the office and the GL peeps can’t eat it. So this would make everyone happy! Haha no worries (I know a lot of people who aren’t on it). Hope to see you in the FB group though.

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