When I’m in the mood for baking and need inspiration, I often ask Mos what he’d like me to make. I don’t know why I bother because he almost always requests chocolate brownies. Imagine my shock when last week he went wild and requested a Chocolate cake!

After a bit of googling I found a recipe from Donna Hay which I altered a little and used. The cake turned out very well but I would introduce a little more ground almonds the next time and an extra egg, just to increase the fudgyness a little more.

It was delicious served warm with vanilla ice-cream.

What do I need:

Cake Stuff..

225g Gluten Free Flour,sifted (I used Odlums Tritamyl Self Raising)

250g Butter, melted

75g Cocoa, sifted (I used Green& Blacks which is GF)

250g Caster Sugar

3 eggs (I would use four the next time to improve moistness I think)

180g Ground Almonds (Again, I would probably throw in another 50g next time)

180ml Milk

1tsp Xanthum gum


Icing stuff…

200g Fancy pants dark chocolate (I used Moser Roth from Aldi 70% cocoa I believe)

125ml cream

70g Butter


What do I do now:

1. Melt the butter

2. Mix up all the dry ingredients

3. Mix in the eggs and then the slightly cooled butter

4. Whack the batter into  a round tin, I used a 20ish inch springform one (lined with baking paper). I’ll be honest, I don’t know how big it is but everything turns out okay in it and you can judge by looking at the cake?

5. Bake in the oven at 180C for around 50 mins to 1 hour. You should test with a little skewer and if it comes out clean, you are laughing my friend. I love my skewer, it’s the best fiver I ever spent.

6. Once the cake is cool, make the icing by melting all the ingredients together in a Bain Marie. Or, as it is known in our house,a bowl over pot of boiling water.

7. Once everything is melted it will look shiny and smooth, you then need to leave it to cool. Try not to think too much about how much chocolate is in there while you’re waiting. It’s a lot.

8. Once it’s cool, spread all over the cake using a spatula and decorate as you like. Mos had requested the use of little sugar balls (Please insert joke about my husband loving balls here) so that’s what he got.