Monday, April 25, 2011

Le15 Tutorials: Gluten-Free

What is Gluten? And why have Gluten-free diets infiltrated the masses? Gluten is a combination of plant-derived proteins found in products containing wheat and in many oats and barley products. While Gluten is digested well by most people, there are many who are not able to digest the substance and therefore follow a strictly Gluten-free diet. Nowadays, even those who don't have problems with Gluten realize that eating foods sans the protein substance helps alleviate fatigue making one feel healthier overall. After researching on Gluten-free diets—both the issue at hand and the new trend—we at Le 15 Patisserie have decided to ride the wave and provide you with a scrumptious Gluten-free chocolate cake recipe. Just as a caveat for those of you who do not have a problem with Gluten, this recipe is just as much for you as well, I mean who really can resist a divine chocolate cake?

Recipe for Chocolate Cake
3 Eggs

120 g Castor sugar

60 g Brown sugar

125 g Dark chocolate

20 g Cocoa powder

50 g Hazelnut powder

50 g Butter

Preheat Oven to 165° C.

Mix 3 eggs, brown sugar, and castor sugar into a bowl and whisk lightly until the sugar granules dissolve a little.

Melt the chocolate and butter in a microwave until you get a smooth consistency.

Add the butter/chocolate mixture to your eggs/sugar mixture and mix

Add the cocoa powder to the mixture and whisk. Add the hazelnut powder and whisk. Your final batter should have a smooth consistency.

Pour into a six-inch cake pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Posted By Ameesha Mansukhani. Ameesha Mansukhani is a freelance food writer who recently moved to Bombay from New York.


  1. hi, this is interesting but can you tell me where I will get hazelnut powder? I need gluten-free food !

  2. heyyy what if one doesnt eat eggs..wht is the option then...

  3. can one make hazelnut powder at home?

  4. Hi Dina!

    Yes, one can make hazelnut powder at home! Just toast the hazelnuts for about 10 minutes at 160 degrees in your oven and then grind them in a mixer...very simple :)

  5. Whats an alternative for hazelnut powder? Can I just makedo without it?

  6. Hi, dont get eggs at home can i use the egg replacement you get in packets instead & how much

    June 24,2011 13:37pm

  7. hey what can we use instead of eggs! please reply..

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