Thursday, 4 April 2013

Flour-less Chocolate Cake

So last weekend myself and the college girls decided to have a get together for a much needed catch-up. We had originally planned on having a dinner party, but in the end we decided to order a cheeky Chinese Take-Away. However, I still couldn't resist baking something Yummmmyy for dessert. I wanted to bake a proper cake and seens as it was the end of Lent and seens as all of the girls LOVE chocolate, I decided to go for a Rich Chocolate Cake.

There are two ways of making this cake - one with flour and the other without. I've started to realise over the last little while that I haven't been sharing any recipes specifically for people with allergies, so, this can be my first :)

Here goes...


300g/10oz Dark Chocolate (chopped)
250g/9oz Butter (softened)
300g/10oz Caster Sugar
6 Eggs (lightly beaten)
110g/4oz Ground Almonds 

OR if you would like to use flour, use 55g/2oz Ground Almonds and 55g/2oz Plain Flour

Ground Almonds work as a substitute for Flour for this recipe


1) Preheat the oven to 160C/ 325F/ Gas Mark 3
2) Grease an 8 inch round cake tin with melted butter and also add a piece of baking paper to the bottom to make sure your cake doesn't get stuck
3) Put your chocolate, butter and sugar in a large bowl over a pot of simmering water & stir until melted
4) When the mixture is fully melted, remove the bowl from the heat and stir in the lightly beaten eggs
5) Fold in the ground almonds or your ground almonds and flour combination
6) Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 40-50 minutes, until the centre is set.
7) Leave the cake to cool in the tin while you make the frosting

For the Frosting...

* You will need to melt 300g of Chocolate (dark or milk - I usually do half and half) , 90g Butter and 6 tbsp of Milk over a pot of simmering water. 

*Once all of the ingredients are combined, leave the mixture to sit until the cake is cool and you're ready to frost it.

We served the cake with both Ice-cream and Cream 

And it was devoured!!!


  1. Great idea! I never thought ground almonds as substitute for flour. thanks

    1. I know I hadn't either! I'm not too sure whether or not it would work for everything but for this cake it does! :) You're more than welcome hope you like it :)

  2. this would a great gluten free dessert. will definitely try it. happy to follow u
    would love to see you visit/follow

    1. Hi Megha! It really would - I said I better start sharing recipes that are suitable for everyone :) Aw brilliant, I'm delighted you're going to try it! Thanks so much for following! I'm on my way to check out your page can't wait to see it :)

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    1. Thanks so much Ann - I'm delighted you think so :)

  4. We are chocolate lovers! This cake is perfect for us :)

    1. That's brilliant! It's really easy to make hope you get to try it sometime :)