Gluten-free products are very popular, so I decided to try new gluten-free versions of my favorite cakes. In cooperation with grana.hr, a manufacturer of gluten-free products, I made a perfectly juicy and healthy cake, and I didn’t have to give up of the favorite chocolate flavor.
Chocolate glaze with 95% cocoa and hazelnut oil is the perfect addition to a biscuit made from almond flour, oat and fruit. With a minimal dose of sugar, I can say that this cake doesn’t have different taste than other classic desserts.
INGREDIENTS FOR A HEALTHY FRUIT CAKE WITH ALMOND FLOUR AND CHOCOLATE GLAZING:
- 150 grams of almond flour
- 70 grams of sugar
- 1 tea spoon of baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 1 orange
- 2 large spoons of oat
- 50 ml of sunflower oil
- 250 ml of milk
- 50 ml of hot water
- 50 grams of candied fruit
- 100 grams of chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa
- 3 tablespoons of hazelnut oil
PREPARATION OF HEALTHY FRUIT CAKE WITH ALMOND FLOUR AND CHOCOLATE GLAZING:
- Squeeze the juice from one orange and add two large spoons of oat to it and let it soak for about half an hour.
- Beat the eggs with an electric mixer and add oil and milk to them.
- In another bowl, mix all the dry ingredients: almond flour, sugar, baking powder and candied fruit.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the bowl with the wet ingredients and mix at the same time.
- At the end, add soaked oat and 50 ml of hot water.
- Pour everything into a baking tray (smaller, approx. 35×25) and put in the oven at 180°C for about half an hour.
- After it is baked, leave the biscuit to cool.
- For the glaze, while stirring constantly, gently heat 100 grams of chocolate with a high cocoa content (I personally used chocolate with 95% cocoa) to which you added 3 tablespoons of hazelnut oil.
- When the chocolate has melted and combined with the oil, pour over the cold sponge cake and leave it in the fridge for the glaze to set.
- In order for the glaze to cut nicely and not crack, heat the knife or take the cake out of the fridge about 15 minutes before cutting so that the glaze melts a little.