Gluten-free chocolate cake from Paris

 

From the extraordinarily talented Frederique Jules, founder of Parisien gluten-free restaurant Noglu and author of Gloriously Gluten Free, comes a chocolate cake that will change your life.

SERVES 8

COOKING TIME: 50 MINUTES

200 ml (7 fl oz) rice milk/>
160 g (5½ oz) flour mix
150 g (5½ oz) sugar
35 g (1¼ oz) cocoa powder
10 g (¼ oz) baking powder
90 ml (3 fl oz) canola oil
2 eggs

Icing
100 ml (3½ fl oz) soy milk
100 g (3½ oz) dark chocolate
(70% cocoa)

Decoration
100 g (3½ oz) nuts (pecans, pistachios, hazelnuts)
80 g (2¾ oz) berries (strawberries, redcurrants)

Chocolate cakePreheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Combine the flour mix, cocoa, baking powder and sugar. Whisk the eggs, ice milk and oil together in another bowl.

Pour into the dry mixture and mix until you have a smooth, lump-free batter.

Grease a round cake tin (approximately 23 cm) and pour in the batter, stopping 2 cm (¾ inch) from the top of the tin. Bake for 50 minutes. Allow to cool.

Make the icing: bring the soy milk to the boil in a small saucepan. Add the chocolate, a little at a time, mixing well. Spread the icing over the top and side of the cake.

Let the icing cool for a few minutes, then arrange the nuts and berries on top.

Extract from Gloriously Gluten Free by Frederique Jules

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