Gluten free chocolate cake

Gluten free chocolate cake


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About this recipe: A very good high protein alternative to flourless chocolate cake. Give it a try!


Serves: 12 

  • 250g plain chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/2 (400g) tins chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 4 eggs
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:15min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease a 23cm round cake tin, line with parchment and then grease again.
  2. Place the chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl. Cook in the microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring every 20 seconds after the first minute, until chocolate is melted and smooth. If you have a powerful microwave, reduce the power to 50 percent.
  3. Combine the beans and eggs in the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth. Add the sugar and the baking powder, and pulse to blend. Pour in the melted chocolate and blend until smooth, scraping down the corners to make sure chocolate is completely mixed. Transfer the batter to the prepared cake tin.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the tin on a wire rack for 10 to 15 minutes before turning out onto a serving plate. Dust with icing sugar just before serving.

Editor's note

Look for labelling on chocolate and baking powder to be sure ingredients are truly gluten free if serving to people with severe allergies.

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Reviews (29)


Something else. Ranya, The recipe is perfectly safe for coeliacs. It tells you to grease, line and grease the tin not to add flour. It also specifies gluten free baking powder. - 10 Dec 2009


Made this cake yesterday and with two teenage boys who wouldn't dream of eating chickpeas, there are only two pieces left. It's really good and you don't taste the chickpeas as such. - 11 Jan 2011


This recipe is excellent. It is very easy to make and reminds me of chocolate brownies with a similar density and also quite moist. I added a half teaspoon of vanilla essence to the cake mix and topped the finished product with a vegan cheese frosting. - 14 Feb 2012

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