Melinda's Easter Chocolate Cake - Gluten Free!

March 28, 2021

Melinda's Easter Chocolate Cake - Gluten Free! - More Body

This gluten free, decadent chocolate cake is a crowd-pleaser and the perfect chocolate explosion for those Easter long weekend vibes!

My inspiration behind this recipe cake from the wonderful Nagi @recipe_tin yet I have provided personal alternatives to mix it up. I've personally made this countless times, and people keep asking for MORE! I love to pair it with refreshing berries to serve, plus some ice cream or coconut yoghurt if you're feeling extra fabulous.

Bon Appétit! 

xo Melinda


RECIPE

Makes one cake


Ingredients:
  • 200 g / 1 ½ cups dark chocolate^ | 45% or 70% dark or 100g of each (or I replace this for 1 cup organic cocoa powder if preferred )
  • 120 g / melted butter (good quality)
  • ¾ cup / 165g raw sugar* (or I replace this with 3/4 cup of rice malt syrup for extra goo-fabulousness)
  • 3 eggs (organic preferably as larger)
  • 1 tsp vanilla (I prefer to use vanilla bean extract with seeds for a richer essence)
  • ¼ cup / 17g organic cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp Himalayan Salt (optional)
  • 2 cups / 190g almond meal

Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 180C or 160C (fan forced / convection).
  2. Butter and line base + insides of 20cm / 8" spring form tin
  3. Melt chocolate^ and butter in the microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring in between until smooth.
  4. Whisk in sugar*
  5. Add eggs and vanilla, whisking well until combined
  6. Now use a wooden spoon. Add cocoa powder, baking powder and almond meal, fold through until just combined.
  7. Pour batter into pan - here I add Himalayan pink salt and sprinkle/grind on top (optional extra)
  8. Bake 45 min until thin crust on top and knife comes out clean
  9. Keep cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove sides. Cool completely on rack before carefully removing base.
  10. Dust with cocoa powder then serve. Serve with raspberries, blueberries or strawberries and some cream, ice cream or coconut yoghurt if that's where you are going on the food front this Easter!
  11. Slice into thin portions as this is quite rich so this can serve 10-12 comfortably.
Notes
^If using organic cocoa powder just melt butter and whisk in the cocoa powder (sift ideally to prevent lumps)
*Or rice malt syrup




Size Chart

MORE BODY SIZE AUS/NZ EUROPE UK USA
XS 8 36 8 4
S 10 38 10 6
M 12 40 12 8
L 14 42 14 10
XL 16 44 16 12

 

Refer to the measurement guide to find your size

BODY MEASUREMENT GUIDE XS/8 S/10 M/12 L/14 XL/16
1.  Upper Bust, circumference across fullest part of bust - CMs 83 88 93 98 103
1.  Upper Bust, circumference across fullest part of bust - Inches  32.5 34.5  36.5 38.4  40.4
2.  Waist, circumference across narrowest part of waistline - CMs 65 70 75 80 85
2.  Waist, circumference across narrowest part of waistline - Inches  25.5  27.4  29.4 31.4   33.4
3.  Hips, circumference across fullest part of hips  - CMs 93 98 103 108 113
3.  Hips, circumference across fullest part of hips - Inches  36.5  38.4  40.4  42.4  44.4

Handy hint - try to measure yourself in front of a mirror so you can ensure the tape measure is aligned at front and back of torso when measuring bust, waist, hips.