Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

10 - 12 servings
70 minutes
Indulge in a luxurious gluten-free chocolate cake that also happens to be vegan. Discover a dessert that’s suitable for all your family and friends.
This chocolate cake bursts with flavour, yet has no wheat, eggs or dairy. But we can promise rich chocolate sponge, chocolate buttercream icing, raspberries, blackberries and cherries. It’s a treat.
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Recipe Ingredients

For The Cake
50 gDr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder
250 gGluten Free Plain Flour
200 gGround Almonds
2Dr. Oetker Ground Arrowroot Sachets
20 gDr. Oetker Baking Powder
350 gDark Brown Soft Sugar Free Of Lumps
1 tspSalt
350 gTofu Drained
400 mlSunflower Oil
20 mlDr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract
75 gRaspberries
To Decorate
75 gBlackberries
75 gRaspberries
75 gCherries
150 gDr. Oetker 72% Extra Dark Chocolate
For the Buttercream
250 gUnsalted butter
1 tspDr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract
500 gIcing Sugar
35 gDr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder

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Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan oven, 350°F, gas mark 4). Grease and line two 4cm (1 ½ inch) deep, 18cm (7 inch) loose bottomed cake tins. Reserving (1 tsp) Cocoa Powder, mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre.


Put the tofu in a blender or food processor and add the oil and Vanilla. Blend for a few seconds to make a smooth, creamy paste.


Scrape out the tofu paste into the centre of the dry ingredients and carefully mix together until well combined, thick and chocolate truffle-like.


Pile half of the mixture into each of the prepared tins, smooth the top and stand the tins on a baking tray. Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes until firm and a light crust forms on top – a skewer inserted into the centre will come out clean when the cake is cooked through. Cool for 15 minutes in the tin, then turn on to a wire rack to cool completely. Wrap and store for 24 hours to allow the texture and flavour to develop.


To Make the Buttercream

Beat your butter for 2-3 minutes until fluffy. Add in half the icing sugar, all the cocoa and vanilla, and beat until combined. Add the other half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth. 


To decorate trim the top of each cake to allow for removing any domed tops. Place the first layer on to a cake board or serving dish and carefully spread the  Buttercream on top, spreading to the sides. Place the second cake directly on top and finish with more Buttercream Style Icing. Finally decorate using fresh berries and chocolate shavings. To make the chocolate shavings take a full block of chocolate and place it so that the smooth side is facing upwards. Using a knife carefully scrape it horizontally down the chocolate to create shavings.