Flour-less chocolate cake

Julie Powell_Choc Cake-12If you have someone in the house that cannot eat gluten, this is a great recipe for a rich chocolate cake, I also used dairy-free chocolate and egg substitute to deal with dairy and egg intolerances as well. Yummy served with a dusting of icing sugar, whipped cream and fresh strawberries.


Yield: 10 inch (26 cm) Springform; 8 big or 12 average size pieces


  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 200g chopped bittersweet chocolate or chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup + 1 tablespoon (160 g) granulated sugar
  • 255g almond flour
  • 4 large eggs, separated (I used egg substitute)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Icing sugar for dusting


  1. Line the bottom of the baking pan with baking paper. Butter the sides, with a paper towel.
  2. Melt butter together with the chocolate gently in the microwave (or double boiler), then stir together until smooth.
  3. Preheat oven to 190°C (375 °F).
  4. In a clean bowl with a clean electric mixer whisk the egg whites with 1 tablespoon sugar until stiff.
  5. With the mixer whisk egg yolks and remaining sugar until pale yellow in colour. Whisk in the salt cooled chocolate mixture and almond flour until well combined.
  6. Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture until most of the egg white disappears.
  7. Bake in the centre rack of the oven at 190°C for about 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake, comes out clean. If there is still batter on the toothpick, bake for a further 5 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and rest on a rack for 5 minutes. Run a knife around the outside of the cake to make sure it isn’t sticking anywhere, then remove the sides of the springform pan.
  9. Invert onto a plate and remove the bottom of the pan (then turn again if you prefer the other side of the cake).
  10. Let cool for 10 more minutes before dusting the cake with icing sugar, or buttercream frosting and whipped cream.

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~ Julz

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