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Adult Chocolate Cake

The flourless chocolate cake is second only to the orange and almond cake as a GF baking standard. Here’s my version, not too sweet, but with powerful chocolate flavour.

1/3 cocoa
1/3 cup water
150g unsalted butter
150g good dark chocolate
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cups hazelnut meal
4 eggs, separated

Preheat oven to 150C.

Combine cocoa, water, butter and chocolate in small saucepan and heat gently until everything’s melted and combined smoothly. Remove from heat, stir in sugar, hazelnut meal and and yolks. Pour into a bowl and leave to cool. Beat egg whites until fluffy then fold into chocolate mixture in two or more batches.

Bake in oven in lined springform tin for about an hour. It might still be a bit moist in the middle but should appear cooked and have a cracked surface. Leave to cool before removing from pan.

Can be served with some kind of dairy product and/or strawberries. Enjoy.