For lent I have decided to give up all gluten. I didn’t realise quite how hard it would be to resist the urge for things like noodles, crackers, cakes, biscuits… and all the rest! But I’ve felt so much better already since doing it. I’ve stopped suffering from bloating and nausea after eating what felt like every meals!
But now that I have found a way to eat chocolate cake on a budget AND with no baking skills I think I will survive!!
I couldn’t believe how well this recipe turned out. Honestly it tasted like the best chocolate cake I’d ever eaten and it was completely flour free. While giving up eating gluten, I wanted to avoid spending a lot of money of gluten-free alternatives like flour because they can be pretty pricey. But with this recipe you use exactly the same ingredients as you usually would for baking- you just don’t add any flour into the mix!
So you won’t feel guilty on your budget or bloated on your tummy! YAY.
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How to make the flourless cake?
- 120g dark chocolate
- 120g butter (You can use a dairy free alternative too)
- 150g caster sugar
- 50g cocoa powder (I used the dark cadbury Bournville one)
- 3 beaten eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Grease a cake tin of your choice and dust with cocoa powder. They texture is very much like a brownie consistency so will also work as a tray bake.
- In a heatproof bowl gently simmering over boiling water, melt the chocolate and butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, cocoa powder, eggs and vanilla.
- Pour into the dish and bake in for 30 minutes. Let it cool in the tin for 10 minutes, before turning it out onto a wire rack and leaving it cool completely.
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- Re-heat leftovers in microwave for 20 seconds
- Top with vanilla ice cream, strawberries and toffee sauce for the tastiest dessert ever!
Mmm. Just writing this blog post makes me want another slice! I hope you have just as a success with this recipe as I have.
Love Leeanna xo