Guilt Free Dark Chocolate Cake

Ellen de Jager-Smith

Ellen de Jager-Smith

6th July 2017

Guilt Free Dark Chocolate Cake

This my recipe for the healthy, gluten-free chocolate cake - which includes no cream, butter or sugar - from Bohemia which has a star in the Michelin Guide and 4 Rosettes from the AA Restaurant Guide


  • Ingredients (To make 10 cupcakes or 1 small cake)
  • 100g Ground almonds
  • 45g Cocoa powder
  • 5g Baking soda
  • 5g Gluten free baking powder
  • 3 Eggs
  • 140g Maple syrup
  • 200g Almond milk
  • 200g Pitted dates
  • 50g Grated courgette
  • 200g Olive oil
  • 150g Dark Chocolate
  • Ingredients – Chocolate, avocado and date icing
  • 2 Avocados
  • 250g Dates
  • 15g Cocoa powder
  • 60g Maple syrup
  • 350g Almond milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • 400g Melted dark chocolate


Sieve all of the dry ingredients together. Whisk the eggs and add the maple syrup. Blend the almond milk, dates, grated courgettes and olive oil together. Melt the dark chocolate. Add the dry ingredients to egg mixture to create a smooth batter. Fold the almond milk mixture carefully into the batter and pour in the dark chocolate. Preheat the oven to 160°C. Pour the mixture into a lined tin. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes for cupcakes and 40 to 50 minutes for a cake.
Chocolate, avocado and date icing:
Blend everything (except the dark chocolate) in a food processor. Add the dark chocolate carefully whilst blending. Decorate as you please

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