Now this really is a delicious gluten free chocolate cake! Shades of Nutella, but in a classy version. This little gluten free delight is moist, tasty and pretty low in sugar (unless you add an icing like I did…). The recipe is from River Cottage Light & Easy, which is a good cookbook for healthy eating as well as good number of gluten free recipes.
It is also easy to make, so long as you have a food mixer or whisk as it needs a lot of beating to get the air in. I made it harder for myself too, by making my own ground hazelnuts – not something I would do again given the good quality ready ground ones available. However, they add moisture and flavour.
I refer you to the River Cottage website for the recipe. Hugh suggests using chocolate nut butter, but I went for a Nutella-based buttercream icing with some honey-roasted hazelnuts for the top, just to add a slight edge of tasty trash to it. Given the only sugar in this cake is one tablespoon of honey, I think it can cope well with a more robustly sweet topping.
A delicious afternoon gluten free treat for a Sunday afternoon.