Zvonimir likes chocolate fruit cakes, so for his birthday I try to combine his love for chocolate with different fruit each year. We already tried orange, strawberries and dried fruit. This year raspberries were amazing and full of flavour, which made my choice pretty easy.
This gluten free, easy to make cake is a great choice for any occasion and you can try it out with different fruit!
- 125 g semi sweet chocolate ( I do not recommend dark chocolate, it will give you a bitter taste)
- 125 ml oil
- 4 eggs divided
- 50 g sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Raspberry sauce ingredients
- 300 g fresh raspberries
- 10 tablespoons sugar
- 125 ml water
Melt chocolate with oil on low heat until chocolate melts. Cool aside. Divide the eggs. Mix the egg yolks with sugar and vanilla extract until foamy. Beat the egg whites until stiff.
Add melted chocolate to egg yolks mixture and combine with spatula. Mix in the egg white mixture gradually into the chocolate egg yolk mixture until combined.
Pour the batter into previously greased 8×2 inch round cake pan. Bake for 20 minutes on 180 °C.
Cool the cake on the rack.
For the sauce put all the ingredients in a small sauce pan (leave few raspberries for decoration) and cook on low heat until raspberries dissolve and the sauce becomes thick. Cool it off.
For serving, pour some sauce over the sliced piece of cake. Decorate with fresh raspberries and if you like have some vanilla ice cream aside.