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Gluten free rich chocolate cake

This cake has became my go-to chocolate cake. As much as I love my KitchenAid, sometimes I find it too heavy to use and troublesome to clean. I love recipes that make use of the mixing method and this rich chocolate cake recipe is one of them! It’s really simple to make and takes less than 10 minutes to get the cake batter ready to go. This cake requires 400g of chocolate – yes, it is very rich. The best part is that the ganache is as thick as the cake portion. So if you are a chocolate lover, you are in for a treat! Since Halloween is around the corner, I’ve decided to add some cobweb decoration on top of the cake, just for fun.

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Ingredients for the cake 

  1. 100g unsalted butter
  2. 40g caster sugar
  3. 40g brown sugar
  4. 150g dark chocolate chopped (I used 70% dark Lindt chocolate)
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 150g almond meal
  7. 1/2 tsp salt (optional)

Ingredients for the chocolate ganache

  1. 200ml thicken cream
  2. 10g unsalted butter
  3. 250g dark chocolate chopped(I used 70% dark Lindt chocolate)
  4. 1/2 tsp salt (optional)

Directions
Preparation time: 10min
Baking time: 30-35min or when the skewer comes out clean

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees
  2. Lightly grease and prepare a 21cm square cake pan
  3. Using a small pan, gently heat the butter and sugar over the stove, stirring it constantly
  4. Once all the butter has melted and the sugar dissolved, remove from heat and add in the chopped dark chocolate pieces and mix it well until all the chocolate has melted
  5. Leave the chocolate mixture to cool slightly
  6. Add in 2 beaten eggs into the chocolate mixture and mix well
  7. Fold in the almond meal into the chocolate mixture until a uniform mixture is formed
  8. Pour the chocolate batter into the cake pan and place it into the oven to bake for 30-35min or when the skewer comes out clean

To make the ganache

  1. Lightly heat the thicken cream and butter over the stove and remove it from the heat just before it starts to boil
  2. Add in the chopped dark chocolates and mix well until a nice thick ganache forms
  3. Pour the ganache over the cake and leave it to cool slightly

To make the cobweb decoration

  1. In a separate bowl, melt the white chocolate
  2. Prepare a piping bag and place the melted white chocolate into the piping bag
  3. Pipe the white chocolate onto the top of the melted dark chocolate in concentric circles
  4. Using a small skewer, drag through the circles at regular intervals, from the centre to the edge, to create a cobweb effect

There you have it! Rich, gluten-free chocolate cake perfect for a Halloween party!

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