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 Recipe 4
Flour 100g rice flour, 30g millet flour 280g 100g 70g
Thickener 20g mais starch + 1 tsp guar gum - - -
Binder 300g silk tofu 100g apple compote 300g silk tofu 200g soy yoghurt
Sugar 50g coco sugar 80g raw sugar 150g white sugar 120g raw sugar
Fat 50g grapeseed oil 75mL coconut oil 100g margarine 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 300g dark chocolate 250g dark chocolat
Salt - a pinch of 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 9-12 min (220Β°) 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 silky tofu / apple compote / flaxseed jelly / soy yoghurt
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 200Β°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 150Β°C and bake for 30 min
  • Cool down for 10 min, and remove from the pan