Good Food Friday : Gwyn’s delicious chocolate cake – it’s all good!

I recently purchased Gwenyth Paltrow’s new book – It’s All Good. I must say – I love it. It is full of recipes for everybody – those on the eliminate diet, vegan recipes and the protein packed variety too. This recipe is in her book – although I improvised on the icing. Happy Friday.


2 cups of gluten free flour or white spelt flour
1 cup of cacao powder
1 1/2 tbs baking powder
A pinch of fine sea salt
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1 cup of rice syrup
1/2 cup of mayple syrup
1 cup of milk of your choice (I used rice milk)
1 tbs pure vanilla extract


1 block of very dark chocolate (85%)
1/2 cup of cream (coconut cream or regular)


1. Grease and line a spring form tin
2. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees
3. Sift the flour, cacao, baking powder and salt and mix well in a large bowl.
4. In a separate bowl, wishk together the oil, syrups, milk and vanilla.
5. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients being careful not to over mix – this will make the cake rubbery
6. Pour batter into tin and bake for 30 minutes or until cake is cooked.
7. Allow to cool
8. Meanwhile melt chocolate over a double boiler. Once melted and cooled slightly, add cream and mix until it thickens.
9. Allow cake to fully cool
10. Decorate with ganash and serve with a dollop of coyo!



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3 Responses to “Good Food Friday : Gwyn’s delicious chocolate cake – it’s all good!”

  1. Sallie

    This looks yuuuuuuuuummmmmm! Will be trying this out tomorrow for sure 🙂

  2. Sallie

    I just made this with a couple of adjustments – 1 cup almond meal, 1/2 cup of coconut flour and 1/2 cup spelt flour. It was divine, the kids and hubby devoured it! It didn’t hold together as well as a normal cake would given the lack of gluten and eggs but that was half the fun of eating it. Thanks for the recipe xo

  3. Rhyannon

    I made this today and it looks and tastes amazing! I can’t wait to share his my family. Thanks for sharing this recipe 🙂