8.5.10

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Decided to bake a cake out of impulse. I wanted to make something with my cooking chocolate (Lindt Piccoli) and i thought, why not try the gluten-free chocolate cake that i saw in my friend's mom's blog a few days ago? The recipe looked easy and fast which meant that i didn't have to wait hours and hours before i could eat a piece of the cake. It was my first time baking a chocolate cake without using flour as i've always been a bit skeptical on not using flour in cakes. Don't know why...
The cake turned out quite soft and spongy and it didn't taste overly sweet or rich. When left overnight, the cake wasn't as soft but it had a nice mousse-like texture. I quite enjoyed it because the next thing i realised was that a quarter of it was already gone on the night that i baked it! My only dislike: the cake was flatter than normal cakes that i've baked and it didn't last long!


Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Ingredients
- 150g of chocolate (i used Lindt Piccoli)
- 80g of unsalted butter
- 30g of caster sugar
- 3 eggs, separated
- icing sugar to dust, optional

Method
1) Preheat oven to 180C.
2) Melt butter and chocolate over simmering water. Allow it to cool.
3) Beat the egg whites (medium speed) and gradually add in the caster sugar. Beat until soft peaks form.
4) Add egg yolks into the melted chocolate and mix well.
5) Fold half of the egg white mixture into the chocolate mixture. Stir gently and make sure it's mixed well. Then pour this mixture into the remaining egg white mixture and fold gently. Mix well.
6) Pour the mixture into a greased 8" cake tin.
7) Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cooked. Leave it to cool and serve! Enjoy~

6 snowdrop meringues:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

The texture looks really nice-very light and moussey indeed! Great job! :D

Tattz said...

Aaaahhhhhh... the famous gluten free choc cake that i've heard so much abt!! ^_^ i'm hoping you'll make some more soon!! :D

Yuki said...

@Lorraine: =) thanks~
@Tattz: not famous...i'm sure u can do a much better job =P

Alicia said...

Hi,Yuki,
I suggest u use 6" Cake tin. 8" is too big, that's y your cake slightly flat.

Alicia said...

Sry, I didn't tell you to use 6" cake tin.

Yuki said...

@Alicia: thank you for letting me know! but i don't have a 6" cake tin =P

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