Wellness & Natural Food

Gianduja gluten free cakes

Written by Veronica Lavenia

Gianduja gluten free cakes are a moist, delicious Italian treat.

The name Gianduiotto stems from the word Gianduja, the Piedmont character from the Commedia dell’Arte and a symbol of the fight for freedom and independence that took place in the Piedmont region (northern Italy) in 1799. Gianduiotto is a creamy chocolate that melts in your mouth. A delicacy which can be enjoyed on its own or combined with other flavors.

These cakes have a very special and unique taste, due to the presence of this Italian excellence. Ideal as a dessert or at tea time.

Gianduja gluten free cakes: Ingredients

Makes 8-10

250 g (9 oz) brown rice flour, sifted

1 tsp organic baking powder

1 tbsp raw cocoa powder

Pinch of sea salt

80 g (3 oz) raw coconut sugar

75 g (3 oz) dark chocolate 70%

200 g (7 oz) Italian Gianduja chocolate (or a high quality milk chocolate at room temperature)

1 large beaten organic free range egg

60 ml (2 ½ fl oz) organic rice milk, at room temperature

60 ml (2 ½ fl oz) mild extra virgin olive oil 

Gianduja gluten free cakes: Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4).
  2. In a bowl, sift together brown rice flour, organic baking powder, cocoa powder, sea salt, coconut sugar and set aside.
  3. Melt the dark and Gianduja chocolate in a bain-marie.
  4. Once the chocolates have cooled, add them to the beaten egg, milk and oil and stir. Combine with the dry ingredients and stir quickly until the mixture forms a light whipping cream.
  5. Pour the dough into cups and bake for 15 minutes.

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About the author

Veronica Lavenia

PhD (former University academic).
Italian based writer and magazine contributor.
Authors of six books (five cookbooks), some of her works have appeared in the most popular International food magazine, as "Vegetarian Living"; "Veggie Magazine"; "Lifestyle FOOD"; "Australian Good Food & Travel Guide; "Chickpea"; "Gluten free Heaven";" TML", among others.
EVOO Communicator.
Founder of #evoostories and #storiedievo at @veronicalavenia_
Columnist for "The Wolf Post ("EVOO Stories; Food & Wellness; books reviews).