Gluten free chocolate cake with chocolate frosting

This cake is gluten free, perfect for all those who can´t eat gluten, in fact this is a recipe for everybody, because is just a super moist cake and very soft cream. Easy and tasty.

Ingredients for the cake:

5 eggs (separate de egg whites from the yolks)

A teaspoon of vanilla extract

Orange zest

200 gr of melted butter

200 gr of dark chocolate finely chopped

250 gr of ground almond

150 gr of caster sugar

Ingredients for chocolate cream:

150 g butter at room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons pure cocoa powder (gluten free)

60 gr of powdered sugar (gluten free)

60 gr of melted black chocolate (let cool before adding to the mix)

 

Beat the egg whites until soft peaks and reserve; In another bowl beat the yolks with the sugar and the vanilla extract until a pale and creamy.

Add to the egg yolks the ground almonds and the dark chocolate, mix well. Add the melted butter (at room temperature) and continue mixing well, add the orange zest and finally add the egg whites to the mixture; Better to do this step in two parts and slow.

Put the mixture in a mold that is greased or lined with baking paper and bake at 180 degrees for 45/50 minutes (depending on the oven)

Allow to cool to unmold and prepare the cream in the meantime.

To make the chocolate cream beat the sugar and butter until creamy, add the cocoa powder and beat until it is well incorporated; Finally add the melted chocolate and the vanilla extract and continue mixing until you get a smooth cream.

Decorate as you like, enjoy!

 

* Recipe adapted from cupcakeJemma

 

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