Dark Chocolate Date Cake with Raspberry-Maple Topping

By littlemarketkitchen
December 12, 2013
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Author Notes: A rich, luxurious flourless dark chocolate-date cake with raspberry-maple sauce on top. Delicious, and you'd never believe it, but it's gluten free/paleo too!littlemarketkitchen

Serves: 6-8 slices

Dark Chocolate Date Cake

  • 10 ounces Pitted, Chopped Dates
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 12 ounces Dark Chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup (preferably grade B)
  • 5 Eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Ground Almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground cinnamon

Raspberry-Maple Topping

  • 2 cups Raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup (preferably grade B)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit, and grease a 9 inch springform pan, (if you don't have a springform line a pan with aluminum foil to make removing cake easy.) Place your chopped dates, chocolate, maple syrup, and butter in a heat proof bowl or a double boiler, and place over lightly simmering water. Mix occasionally until chocolate and butter have melted and everything is mixed. Set aside to cool.
  2. Combine egg yolks, sugar, cinnamon, and almond extract in the bowl of a stand mixer, or in a medium sized bowl and mix until creamy and pale, 2-3 minutes.
  3. When the chocolate mixture is fairly cool stir in the egg yolk mixture until fully combined. Mix in the ground almonds.
  4. In a separate bowl using a whisk or electric mixture whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the batter until fully combined, but do not overmix. Be gentle with the egg whites.
  5. Pour batter into pan and bake 40-45 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  6. While the cake bakes, combine the raspberries and maple syrup in a small sauce pan, cook over low heat for 8-12 minutes, until a sauce forms. Set aside to cool a bit.
  7. Allow cake to cool at least 10 minutes before removing from pan. Serve warm with raspberry sauce poured over each slice.

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