Gluten-free chocolate cake

Gluten free chocolate cake

Serves 12

  • 300 g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing

  • 300 g gluten-free plain flour, plus extra for dusting

  • 300 g golden caster sugar

  • 4 large free-range eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum

  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • For the filling:

  • 200 g icing sugar

  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 100 g unsalted butter

  • 100 g cream cheese

  • 70 g fresh raspberries

  • quality dark chocolate , to serve

Before you start, remove the butter from the fridge and allow to come up to room temperature.



Preheat the oven to 190ºC/375ºF/gas 5. Grease two springform cake tins (roughly 20cm) with butter, then line the bottom with greaseproof paper and dust the sides with gluten-free flour.



In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar for around 5 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Crack in the eggs, then mix in the vanilla extract until combined. Sieve the flour, baking powder, xanthan gum and cocoa powder into the bowl, then fold through. Add the milk and stir briefly until you have a nice, smooth batter.



Carefully divide the mixture between the cake tins, then place on the middle shelf of the hot oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool for 5 minutes, before turning the cakes out onto a wire cooling rack, then leave to cool completely while you make the icing.



Sieve the icing sugar and cocoa powder into a large bowl, then add the butter and beat until smooth. Stir in the cream cheese until combined. If it's a little thick, add a splash of milk to loosen.



Once cooled, place one of the sponges on a plate or cake stand. Carefully spread over half the butter icing. In a bowl, crush the raspberries with a fork, then scatter on top. Sandwich the second sponge on top and press down slightly, then carefully spread over the remaining icing and finish with a few shavings of chocolate.



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Nutritional Information

Gluten-free chocolate cake

Decadent and delicious

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Whether you’re gluten intolerant or not, this delicious gluten-free chocolate cake with scrumptious buttercream icing and a hit of fresh raspberries is a real winner!
Serves 12
50m (plus cooling)
Super easy
Method

Before you start, remove the butter from the fridge and allow to come up to room temperature.

Preheat the oven to 190ºC/375ºF/gas 5. Grease two springform cake tins (roughly 20cm) with butter, then line the bottom with greaseproof paper and dust the sides with gluten-free flour.

In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar for around 5 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Crack in the eggs, then mix in the vanilla extract until combined. Sieve the flour, baking powder, xanthan gum and cocoa powder into the bowl, then fold through. Add the milk and stir briefly until you have a nice, smooth batter.

Carefully divide the mixture between the cake tins, then place on the middle shelf of the hot oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool for 5 minutes, before turning the cakes out onto a wire cooling rack, then leave to cool completely while you make the icing.

Sieve the icing sugar and cocoa powder into a large bowl, then add the butter and beat until smooth. Stir in the cream cheese until combined. If it's a little thick, add a splash of milk to loosen.

Once cooled, place one of the sponges on a plate or cake stand. Carefully spread over half the butter icing. In a bowl, crush the raspberries with a fork, then scatter on top. Sandwich the second sponge on top and press down slightly, then carefully spread over the remaining icing and finish with a few shavings of chocolate.

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Whether it's delicious vegetarian or vegan recipes you're after, or ideas for gluten or dairy-free dishes, you'll find plenty here to inspire you. For more info on how we classify our lifestyle recipes please read our special diets fact sheet, or or for more information on how to plan your meals please see our special diets guidance.

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 573
    29%
  • Carbs 65.5g
    25%
  • Sugar 44.5g 49%
  • Fat 33.4g 48%
  • Saturates 19.2g 96%
  • Protein 5.5g 12%
Of an adult's reference intake

BUYING SUSTAINABLY SOURCED FISH

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Buying sustainably sourced fish means buying fish that has been caught without endangering the levels of fish stocks and with the protection of the environment in mind. Wild fish caught in areas where stocks are plentiful are sustainably sourced, as are farmed fish that are reared on farms proven to cause no harm to surrounding seas and shores.

When buying either wild or farmed fish, ask whether it is sustainably sourced. If you're unable to obtain this information, don't be afraid to shop elsewhere – only by shopping sustainably can we be sure that the fantastic selection of fish we enjoy today will be around for future generations.

For further information about sustainably sourced fish, please refer to the useful links below:

Marine Stewardship Council
http://www.msc.org/

Fish Online
http://www.fishonline.org

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  • 300 g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing

  • 300 g gluten-free plain flour, plus extra for dusting

  • 300 g golden caster sugar

  • 4 large free-range eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum

  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • For the filling:

  • 200 g icing sugar

  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 100 g unsalted butter

  • 100 g cream cheese

  • 70 g fresh raspberries

  • quality dark chocolate , to serve