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Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

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This is a gluten-free chocolate cake recipe, topped with fresh berries and pineapple slices and covered in a delicious, chocolate frosting! 

Long time no see! I missed you and I missed writing on the blog. I’ve had (and still have) some very busy couple of weeks and I didn’t have time to write on the blog anymore.

I have such big plans for this summer! I hope I’ll be able to do everything I planned. I will learn so many new things. I’ll focus more on developing my web design skills and also I will improve Gourmandelle with some new ideas! I have some surprises planned for you too! 😀 Learning is so much fun when you do the things you love!

You should try this gluten-free chocolate cake recipe!

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Berries and Pineapple

Anyway, today I’ll give you this wonderful gluten-free chocolate cake recipe I made for my dad’s birthday…in May! Yes, I didn’t have time to write it down, but here it is now! Do you remember my gluten-free vanilla cake? This one is the chocolate version, for all of you chocolate lovers out there! Don’t worry, it’s healthy! The frosting is made of banana and carob powder and it actually doesn’t contain any chocolate at all! The taste though resembles chocolate 100%!

This time, this gluten-free chocolate cake is sugar-free too! Yes, I made it! I used coconut sugar instead of caster sugar. It’s not vegan, though, as I used eggs. Didn’t have the courage to try a gluten-free cake crust recipe without eggs yet. Will do soon!

So, here it is! Enjoy this easy, delicious gluten-free chocolate cake recipe!

P.S. I found this dark chocolate peanut butter GF cake on Pinterest and it looks crazy good! 

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Berries and Pineapple slice

Yield: 1 gluten-free chocolate cake (25x25cm)

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Berries and Pineapple tort fara gluten cu ciocolata

This is an amazing gluten-free chocolate cake recipe, topped with fresh berries and pineapple slices and covered in a delicious, sweet banana-carob cream frosting!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 200 g Schar gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar , or regular sugar if you don't have coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil + more for greasing the tray
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • Frosting
  • 6 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 2 Tbsps psyllium husks
  • 2 Tbsps carob powder
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 2 tsps rum extract
  • 4-5 Tbsps honey, or other healthy sweetener of choice
  • Syrup and other ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 glass water
  • fruits: 1 canned sliced pineapple, 1 cup mixed berries
  • a few Tbsps of almond flakes, optional
  • a few Tbsps of raw chocolate flakes, optional

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven at 356F/180C.
  2. Grease the sweet bread tray with some oil. The sizes of my tray are approx. 10cm x 30cm.
  3. Separate egg yolks from the egg whites.
  4. Whisk egg whites until foamy. Add sea salt.
  5. Whisk egg yolks with coconut/caster sugar, oil, vanilla extract and baking powder. Slowly add flour and incorporate. Add foamy egg white. Mix using a spatula.
  6. Pour the composition in the greased tray.
  7. Put it in the oven and let it bake for 45-50 minutes.

Frosting:

  1. Add all ingredients in your food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Do not use water!

Syrup:

  1. Combine honey with water.

Assembly:

  1. Slice cake crust in two. It may have a small bump on the top, so slice that too. The layers should be smooth and straight.
  2. Put one cake layer on a cake platter. Slowly pour syrup evenly on top of it. Use half the quantity.
  3. Add some frosting. Spread evenly. Add some pineapple slices and most of the berries. Save some for decorating.
  4. Cover with the other cake layer. Add syrup all over it, like you did before.
  5. Spread the frosting all over the cake, on top and on sides. Use a blunt knife to spread it evenly.
  6. Decorate with berries and pineapple on top and almond flakes/raw chocolate flakes on the sides.

Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

1 grams

Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g

  Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Berries and Pineapple recipe

Ana

Wednesday 25th of July 2018

Pineapple and chocolate go so well together! I made this cake for my friend's birthday one week ago and she absolutely adored it! :) Keep up the good work, Ruxandra! Your recipes are some of my favorite and they've helped me a lot with my vegan diet.

Ruxandra

Friday 7th of September 2018

Glad you liked it! :D Thank you!

lucie

Tuesday 24th of June 2014

Oh my goodness, this is the cutest cake Ive seen in forever! I love the idea of chocolate and fruit combo!

Ruxandra

Wednesday 25th of June 2014

Thank you Lucie! :D Hope you'll give it a try! It's delicious and guilt-free too! :P

Amy @ Eat Pray Workout

Saturday 21st of June 2014

Wow! I would have never thought to put chocolate and pineapple together...it does sound pretty good! What did we do before pinterest?!

Ruxandra

Monday 23rd of June 2014

They go great together! :D I was never a fan of the chocolate + fruits combo, but I recently discovered that berries, oranges and even pineapple go great with chocolate! :D Hope you'll give it a try ;)

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