Gluten Free Raspberry Truffle Chocolate Ganache Cake

August 3, 2012 by Kari Karch

Just because you have a gluten allergy doesn’t mean you have to miss out on this slice of heaven… Chef Kari Karch shows step-by-step how to easily bake a chocolate raspberry ganache cake so delicious, no one at the party will know that it’s gluten free!


preparation time
1 mins

cook time




1 cup whipping cream

2.5 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

8 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 tablespoons raspberry liqueur

7 organic free-range eggs

1 cup light brown sugar

0.25 teaspoons fine sea salt

1 fresh raspberries


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the inside bottom of a 9-inch Springform cake pan with a circle of parchment paper. Wrap a large piece of foil around the outside of the pan, covering the bottom and sides, to catch any leaking drips. Set aside.

Step 2

In a medium sauce pan, gently heat the cream over low heat. When the cream is fairly hot, melt the chocolate chips by adding them slowly to the pan as you whisk. Add the butter, in pieces. Whisk until the chocolate and butter are melted. Add the vanilla extract. As soon as the mixture is melted, smooth, and glossy remove it from the heat.

Step 3

Using a wire whisk attachment, beat the eggs, light brown sugar and sea salt until the eggs are foamy and doubled in volume, roughly 3-4 minutes.

Step 4

Slowly add the cooling chocolate mixture to the eggs, and beat gently until combined.

Step 5

Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.

Step 6

Bake in the center of a pre-heated oven for one hour, until the cake is set and cracked. It will still appear a bit loose in the center, underneath.

Step 7

Place the cake pan on a wire rack to cool. When the cake is close to room temperature, lightly cover and chill the cake overnight.

Step 8

Before serving, gently loosen the cake from the sides of the pan using a thin flexible spatula. Release the Springform clasp and remove the ring. Place the cake on a cake plate. Top with raspberries.

Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.