Chocolate Cake (gluten free)

This is a really good cake and actually rather simple, despite what it looks like. It is also really good if you need a gluten free cake.


  • 1 ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cup nut meal (hazelnut or almond)
  • 250g Butter (unsalted)
  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ tsp Vanilla extract
  • 4 Eggs (separated)
  • 100ml cream
  • 160g dark chocolate
  • 375 g soften butter
  • 500 g icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk

What To Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease and line 2 20 cm round cake pan
  2. Melt chocolate and butter. Stir in everything else (except for egg whites).  Beat egg whites in a separate bowl to a stiff peak. Fold into the rest of the mixture.
  3. Pour into tins, level surfaces. Place in oven and cook for 35 mins. Remove from oven; stand for 5 mins and then put on to a cooling rack.
  4. Heat cream over a medium heat. Bring to boil, remove from heat and add chocolate. Stand for 2-3mins, until chocolate is melted. Whisk until smooth. Stand for 20 mins until cooled and thickened. (This is your ganache)
  5. Beat butter until as white as possible. Beat in icing sugar and milk. (This is your butter cream filling)
  6. When cake is cooled, cake cakes into 2. Sandwich 4 layers together with butter cream filling. Top with ganache

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