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Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Caramel Frosting Recipe

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Tahini Caramel Frosting Recipe

Credit: Lisa Guy

Tahini is a good source of beneficial polyunsaturated fats that help improve brain function and memory. Tahini is also a rich source of magnesium for strong bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis, which makes it beneficial for balancing blood sugar levels.

Makes: 1 cake



  • Cake
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste or essence

  • Caramel Frosting
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 6 Medjool dates, pits removed
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp coconut cream
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Grease 8-inch round cake tin and line with baking paper.
  2. Combine all cake ingredients then pour into cake tin.
  3. Place cake in oven for 25 mins or until skewer comes out of centre cleanly.
  4. While cake is cooking, make caramel frosting: combine all frosting ingredients together in food processor until creamy. Keep in fridge to stiffen up until ready to use.
  5. Wait until cake cools completely before covering with frosting.
  6. Decorate with flowers or crushed almonds, chocolate shavings or raw cacao nibs.


Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .