Just because gluten is not your friend, doesn’t mean you can’t get cosy with some chocolatey treats. This Gluten Free Chocolate Fudge Cake should do the trick!

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 100 g butter
  • 200 g gluten free dark chocolate, chopped
  • 120 g caster sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 25 g almond meal (1/4 cup)
  • 100 g mixed berries
  • 35 g flaked almonds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Icing Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 170C. Grease and line an 18cm spring form tin.
  2. In a double boiler over medium-high heat, melt the butter, chocolate and sugar. (Or a saucepan part filled with water, then a second saucepan or bowl stacked on top.)
  3. While the chocolate is melting, whip the egg whites until soft peaks form.
  4. When chocolate mixture has melted, remove from heat and stir until smooth. Add egg yolks and whisk until completely incorporated, smooth and shiny.
  5. Stir through a third of the egg whites and then add the almond meal and stir until combined through.
  6. Finally, gently fold in the remaining egg whites, until incorporated through the mixture. The mix will look a little curdled, which is perfect.
  7. Pour mixture into the prepared tin and cook in oven for 45 minutes. This cake is a hard one to check because the skewer should come out dirty and gooey. Test with a skewer two centimetres in from the edge of the cake. If it comes out clean, it’s done.
  8. When cooked, remove from oven and allow to cool completely in the tin.
  9. Serve topped with berries, toasted almonds and a dusting of icing sugar. A dollop of cream is good too!

Notes... Tip 1: The top will probably be cracked. I have made this cake at least 90 times and not once has it come out without a crack. Don’t worry, it adds to the character of the cake. :) Tip 2: I prefer not to keep this in the fridge as it can go quite hard. It is fine to store for a day in a cool place. If you need to store for longer, store in the fridge but remove at least half an hour before serving.
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  • Amazing, thanks for sharing.


  • We make a lot of gf fudge and brownies. Our favourite is made with sweet potato and avocado, beetroot is not bad either


  • I prefer the texture of gluten free fudge/brownies. I’ll have to try this one, thank you!


  • Looks perfect for a baby shower!


  • This looks so good


  • Those who have Coelic Disease or have a wheat allergy will think this is heaven. So often the sit and watch people eat cake and other goodies that they can’t have. Giving them anything to eat that may only have traces of grains containing gluten can make them so ill it’s like food poisoning. Not only that it damages their bowel

    • I agree – It is always sad when someone misses out on yummy food and celebrations.

      • Yes Blossom, its tricky for coeliac’s, but this recipe is a winner. And for your peace of mind, this recipe and every recipe in the recipeezi Gluten Free App has been checked and endorsed by Coeliac Australia.


  • good to keep up my sleeve for gluten free friends

    • This recipe is so yummy whether you are GF or not. It’s my boys favourite and they are not GF. Quick and easy to whip up and never goes wrong. Just delicious, give it a go!


  • Chocolate fudge cakes are always so delicious! Thanks for your gluten free version.


  • This is my husband’s favourite type of cake, so I will definitely keep this recipe in mind for a new version to try.


  • wow even though I can tolerate gluten, this sounds like a cake that would taste amazing – thank you for sharing this recipe I am looking forward to making it :)


  • Thank you for the notes, that is handy to know.


  • Wow thank you for this, now can cook a cake the whole family can eat.


  • A delicious chocolate fudge cake,my favourite! Thanks!


  • Nice. I didn’t even know that gluten-free dark chocolate existed.


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