Gluten-free dark chocolate cake

Also called the "Dark Goddess" cake, this gluten-free dark chocolate cake is amazing, even without flour! Recipe for 12 people.

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Gluten-free dark chocolate cake


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  • 540 gram dark chocolate
  • 225 gram (2 sticks) butter + extra for greasing
  • 1 tablespoon licor 43
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 250 gram sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 120 gram cocoa powder
  • 200 ml cream
Gluten-free dark chocolate cake ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • Medium-sized pan + bowl that fits on top (to create bain-marie)
  • Spatula
  • Oven
  • Standmixer or handmixer
  • Spring form
  • Silicone kitchen brush
  • Sieve


1 hour 12 people Desserts

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Preparation -- 15 minutes

PRE-HEAT the oven to 190 degrees Celsius or 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Use the silicone brush to grease the springform. Create a bain-marie: FILL a medium-sized pan with a layer of water and place a bowl on top.

The steam from the boiling water will heat anything that's inside the bowl. ADD 340-gram dark chocolate in pieces and butter to the bowl and slowly melt the chocolate along with butter until it's a smooth mixture.

Let it cool off slightly. POUR the chocolate mix into the bowl of your stand mixer and add the sugar. Whisk slowly until the sugar has dissolved. ADD Licor 43 and vanilla extract.

ADD the eggs, one at a time and mix on medium speed. SIEVE the cocoa powder and use a spatula to fold the cocoa powder into the chocolate mixture.

Baking the gluten-free dark chocolate cake -- 45 minutes

POUR the batter into the prepared springform. BAKE the gluten-free dark chocolate cake for 30 minutes, the cake should still be a bit fluffy, but also firm. Let the cake cool off for about 30 minutes and then remove it from the springform.

While the cake is cooling off, you can create the ganache for the topping. HEAT the cream on low heat and don't let it come to a boil. CHOP the rest of the chocolate, 200 gram, very fine.

POUR the hot cream onto the chocolate and wait a few minutes before stirring. Then STIR well with a whisk until it's smooth. Let it cool off slightly before pouring it onto the cake.

DIVIDE evenly over the cake and let it set in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

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