Peekaboo Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe
With all of the allergies around, we thought we would have a bit of a play around with some gluten free recipes. This Chocolate Cake one was delicious! I had to share it on the Peekaboo blog.
You will need:
- 250g Butter (preferably unsalted)
- 250g dark chocolate
- 75g cocoa powder (make sure it is gluten free)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 6 eggs
- 150g caster sugar
What to do?
- Preheat the oven to 160 degrees (140 degrees if fan forced). Grease a loose bottomed cake tin. I used a 19cm but you can use up to 22cm.
- Melt the chocolate and butter in a pan. You can use a pan over simmering water, or fill the sink with hot water. The second one takes a bit longer but works well too. Once they are melted and mixed, add sifted cocoa powder, vanilla and pinch of salt.
- In a separate bowl beat eggs and caster sugar until they are thick and pale. The mixture should leave a trail when it is lifted out. We didn’t have a mixer, so this process took a long time. It is important to stick with it though.
- Add the two mixtures together. It is best to fold the egg mixture into the chocolate mixture.
- Pour into the tin and cook for 50 minutes or until it feels dry and springy. When the cake is cooked take out of the tin and place it on a wire rack for cooling.
- Decorate the cake.
It depends on the age of the birthday person. I did this one for someone in their early teens so I made a raspberry coulis. To do this you just cook the raspberries and icing sugar in a pan. You can sift the seeds out if you like, but with or without the seeds it is tasty.
Other ideas are cutting out shapes of paper e.g. stars and planets, and place on the cake. Once they are placed to your liking you can sprinkle with icing sugar. This is good if you are not as creative or don’t have very much time. Just make sure the cake has cooled.
You can also cut it so shape, ice it…the ideas are endless. Let your imagination run wild. Be warned, this chocolate cake is very rich. It is gluten free, not sugar free. I would recommend giving it out close to the end of the party so you do not have to experience several children coming down from a sugar high at once! Oh yes, one other thing, make sure you lick the spoon.