Things I have been cooking lately #67: Gluten free dark chocolate cake

This cake is the richest, moistest most decadent, chocolatiest thing you can imagine… and it’s completely gluten free just as an added bonus. I adapted this from a recipe found on La ChicFantastique (who is my former neighbour who I randomly reconnected with via twitter when she recognised by profile pic while I was ranting about Royal Mail after I she had already moved away), originally from epicurious.

Gluten free dark chocolate cake
110g butter
120g good quality dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids)
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat your oven to 180 C. Grease and line a 19cm cake tin.

Break the chocolate into small pieces and place in a heat proof bowl with the butter. Put a small saucepan over a medium heat and bring to a very gentle simmer. Rest the bowl over the saucepan and carefully melt together the butter and chocolate.

Whisk the sugar into the chocolate mixture. Add the eggs and whisk until fully combined. Sift in the cocoa and whisk until just combined. Gently fold in the chocolate chips if using.

Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin and bake for 25 minutes in the centre of the oven.

Serve warm with a scoop of ice-cream of your choice or cold dusted with icing sugar or more cocoa.



  1. Yum. That looks like a good cure for chocolate cravings πŸ˜‰

    1. Abbi

      It definitely packs a serious chocolate punch!

  2. Yum! I imagine I’m having a slice right now with some milk!

    1. Abbi

      It would be great with milk!

      1. It’s a shame that I’m entering a new diet tomorrow!

  3. Despite being very iffy with deserts, as I am a bit of a health freak, dark chocolate always catches my eye. And that picture of your cake looks glorious! Do not think I’d be able to to turn it down!

    1. Abbi

      It’s really dark and really chocolatey and it’s not THAT bad because it’s gluten free, right?

      1. No, not that bad at all haha, hence why I am saying that I would gobble it up without a second thought. My girlfriend forced me to split a Belgian Waffle with cookie dough, brownies and chocolate sauce last week. Now….that was bad. Felt so guilty eating it!

        1. Abbi

          All things in balance. I am allowed to have cake because of all those Belgian squats I did last night. Lol. πŸ˜‰

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