GF Chocolate Cake

With Valentine’s day, that sappy, Hallmark-manufactured holiday, just around the corner, what could be better than sharing the ideal dessert?  In Japan, the tradition is that the girlfriend makes chocolates/cakes for her man.  NOTHING is received by the girl until the next month rolls around, aka White Day.  Either way, and for either gender, this is a definite crowd pleaser.  It also happens to be gluten-free, so if you have any friends with celiac, they can enjoy it two times if not three times as much.  This cake is adapted from Gluten Free Goddess.  Props to my friend Greg, a really talented photographer and budding film maker for the photo! 
Gluten free chocolate cake

Happy Valentine's Day!


GF Chocolate Cake

Prep time: 20 minutes                Cooking time: 40-45 minutes              Servings: 10

Budget for ingredients: ¥1500

Chopping board
Big bowl
Springform pan
Toaster oven

500 g chocolate *
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
3/4 c HOT black coffee **
200 g butter, cut into pieces
2 T  cocoa powder
8 eggs
1 T vanilla extract


1 package of strawberries
Powdered sugar

*Daiso is currently selling blocks of chocolate at a steal for 120 g for 105 yen!

** You can just buy the heated black coffee drink at your combini! 


  1.  Chop the chocolate up and mix with the sugars in the big bowl.
  2. Add the coffee which will magically melt the chocolate!  If this doesn’t work off the bat, just set up a double boiler method (aka frying pan with water, steamer stand, and glass bowl) to melt it.
  3. Add the butter and chocolate powder.
  4. Mix in eggs one by one.  The mixture should definitely be wet and gloppy.
  5. Pour into springform pan and cover with foil.  Bake at 160C for 40-45 minutes. 
  6. If desired, add fruits and powdered sugar.  Tada!  ❤  True love at first bite.

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