INGREDIENTS

1

Gather the ingredients for your gluten-free, grain free chocolate cake. This cake lacks flour, nuts, and grains yet it's the most luxurious cake and you won't miss any of those ingredients!

baking pan

2

Grease a 22cm/9in springform pan with butter and line it with parchment paper.

melt 

3

Gently melt butter and chocolate together in a bowl over simmering water.

smooth

4

When the butter and chocolate mix is smooth, let it cool to lukewarm.

egg yolks

5

Stir egg yolks into the lukewarm chocolate-butter mix for the grain free chocolate cake.

whisk

6

Mix in cocoa, salt, and vanilla, whisking to blend.

soft peaks

7

In a stand mixer, beat egg whites until they form soft peaks.

stiff peaks

8

Lower the mixer to medium speed and slowly add sugar, continuing to whisk until glossy, stiff peaks form. This will be the body of your gluten free, grain free cake.

fold a quarter

9

Mix a quarter of the egg whites into the grain free chocolate cake mixture to lighten it.

fold

10

Fold the rest of the egg whites gently into the mixture. This is your finished batter for your gluten free grain free chocolate cake. Don't overmix or you'll make the cake heavy.

bake

11

Transfer the gluten free chocolate cake batter into the prepared pan, smooth the surface, and bake until it's set and a thin crust forms.

cool 

12

Let the grain free chocolate cake cool completely in the pan before removing and serving. Expect it to sink; this is typical!

serve

13

Enjoy your nut free, gluten free, grain free chocolate cake in thin slices, accompanied by thick cream or ice cream. It's incredibly rich and intensely chocolatey!