Gluten Free, Flourless Chocolate Chia Cake

My dear friend, Kat gave me this recipe (found originally in Tania Hubbard’s book: Gluten Free, Grain Free Food We Love). She said it was amazing, and I had no doubt it was. But it truly is a great chocolate cake. This cake is rich, moist and entirely decadent. The chocolate flavour is surprisingly strong, considering it only contains cocoa and no extra chocolate.

The chia seeds give it an interesting crunch, and the cake component is fluffy and luscious. Chia seeds are an amazing nutritional powerhouse, read here to found out more.

Thanks so much for the recipe Kat, it is great! I’m sure everyone else will love it too.

Chocolate Chia Ingredients
Chocolate Chia Ingredients

Ingredients:

Cake

Chia Seeds 4 Tablespoons soaked in 1 cup of water (for 15 mins)

Raw cocoa 1/2 Cup

Softened butter 125 grams

Eggs 5 Medium or 4 Large

Almond Meal 1 cup

Sugar 3/4 cup

Salt pinch

Bicarb 1 teaspoon

Chocolate Sauce

100 mL of coconut cream

1 Tablespoon of peanut butter

1 Tablespoon of honey

1 Tablespoon of cocoa

 

Method:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 180*C

Step 2: Line cake tin with baking paper

Step 3: Soak chia seeds in water for 15 minutes, stirring reguarly

Step 4: Place dry ingredients: cocoa, almond meal, sugar, salt, bicarb in a bowl and mix to combine

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Step 5: Add wet ingredients: butter and eggs to the dry mix. Stir to combine, and then add chia seeds, and mix again.

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Step 6: Pour into cake tin lined with baking paper

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Step 6: Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes, or until it bounces back when pressed in the middle.

Step 7: Let cake cool for 5-10 minutes in tin, before removing.

Sauce Instructions:

Step 1: Mix all of the sauce ingredients in a small saucepan, over medium heat. Let it come to a gentle simmer.

Step 2: Allow sauce to cool slightly, before serving on top of the cake.

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