Gateaux au chocolaaaaat 🍫

Aiming for the perfect chocolate cake, some recipes I've tried are listed here.

Gateaux au chocolaaaaat 🍫
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Aiming for the perfect chocolate cake, some recipes I've tried are listed here.

Gluten-, lactose- and nut-free

Recipe comparison

Ingredient type Recipe 1 Recipe 2 Recipe 3
Flour 100g rice flour, 30g millet flour 280g flour 70g
Thickener 20g mais starch + 1 tsp guar gum - -
Binder 300g silk tofu 100g apple compote 200g soy yoghurt
Sugar 50g coco sugar 80g raw sugar 120g raw sugar
Fat 50g grapeseed oil 75mL coconut oil 150g margarine with a least 75% fat
Moisture / Texture 80g soy milk 500mL coconut milk -
Leavener - 1/2tsp baking soda + 1tsp baking powder -
Chocolate 35g cacao powder 300g dark chocolate 250g dark chocolat
Salt - a pinch of salt a pinch of salt
Additional taste - 1tsp vanilla powder + 30g coconut flakes -
Score (10) 6 3 ?
Baking time 30 min 45 min 15-20 min
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Recipe 1: Very flat but OK consistance. Rather low in sugar and chocolat. Multiply quantities by 2 next time.

Recipe 2: Used mostly oat flour and some rice flour, the result was a very powderish. Could be more aerial as was made without leavener.

Basic preparation

  1. Pre-heat the oven at 180C
  2. Mix the solids in a bowl
  3. If the recipe contains chocolate tabs and oil, heat both in a bain-marie
  4. Mix the two
  5. If the recipe contains a leavener, add that now
  6. Pour and bake for the indicated duration

Gluten, Lactote and Nut conversion table

Ingredient to replace Lactose- and gluten-free version
1 egg 50g apple compote
Whipped egg white Whipped chickpea can's water
Milk Vegetal milk (soy, ...)
Butter Margarine or vegetable oil (olive, grapeseed, colza, ...)
Baking powder 1 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp cider vinegar or lemon juice*
Almond powder Grated coconut or ground sunflowder seeds

* Add the baking soda and mix, then add the vinegar/lemon and mix. Then quickly pour the cake in a cake mold and bake

Gluten-, lactose- and nut-full

Fondant au chocolat de grand-mère

A tomber!! Merci Mathilde P.!


For 6 people:

  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 125g butter (salted or unsalted)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 table spoons of flour or 1 of flour + 2 of maizena
  • 125g sugar


  1. Melt the chocolate in the butter, without burning it. Ideally in a bain marie.
  2. Mix flour and sugar, then the eggs, and finally everything together
  3. Bake 15-25 min in the oven at 200 deg. 15-25 min. Check by sticking a knife. Let it settle in the oven with the door open.

Mi-cuit au chocolat

Adapted (with bit less butter and sugar) from Suzy Palatin's recipe on France Inter.


  • 250g baking chocolate (70%)
  • 200g butter (salted or unsalted)
  • 200g sugar (can be a mix of white and cane)
  • 70g flour
  • 4 eggs


  • Pre-heat the oven at 200°C (forced ventilation)
  • Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie
  • Add the butter cut into dices
  • Mix with a whisk until the texture gets smooth, and reserve in big bowl
  • Add the sugar and mix
  • Add the flour, mix to avoid lumps
  • Beat the eggs, add to the mixture and mix
  • Pour into a baking pan
  • Lower the oven's temperature to 150°C and bake for 30 min
  • Cool down for 10 min, and remove from the pan