Are you looking for some delicious gluten-free chocolate cakes? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. We are going to share with you our favourite gluten-free chocolate mousse cake recipes.
Chocolate is one of the most loved ingredients around the globe. Understandably, chocaholics love to indulge in their favourite treat every now and then. The problem is that many types of chocolate cake contain gluten.
This makes them off-limits for those who suffer from celiac disease (coeliac) or other gluten allergies.
In this article we are going to share 10 gluten-free chocolate cake recipes, along with chocolate mousse. But first, let’s go into some detail on gluten and what it actually is.
Gluten intolerances are considered a pretty recent discovery. We now know that gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats.
It’s also found in products like bread, pasta, crackers, beer, and even soy sauce. People who have an intolerance to gluten can’t properly digest it.
They may experience symptoms such as stomach pain, bloating, diarrhea, fatigue, headaches, and more.
There are two main types of people who have this condition: Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS). Both conditions affect the small intestine.
In NCGS, there is no damage to the intestinal lining. While in Celiac Disease there is damage to the villi which causes inflammation.
People with either condition should avoid all forms of gluten. While this can seem daunting as gluten is present in many foods, there are now many alternatives available.
There are plenty of gluten-free foods out there. You just need to know what they are.
What Part Of Cakes Are Gluten?
Aside from the extra additives, a cake is made up of three main components: flour, eggs, and sugar. All these ingredients are usually mixed together before baking.
However, most regular flour contains gluten, which is why most cakes are not suitable for people with gluten allergies.
Is Your Cake Gluten-Free?
Luckily, as gluten intolerances are becoming more common, many companies are creating cakes that are free from gluten.
This means they have used special flours that don’t have any gluten in them. If you’re wondering if your cake is gluten-free, check the label. Look for the words “gluten-free” on the packaging.
How To Make A Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake
If you want to make a gluten-free cake, you’ll first need to find a gluten-free flour blend. Some popular ones include almond flour, coconut flour, tapioca starch, potato starch, and arrowroot powder.
These flours are often combined with xanthan gum and/or guar gum to help bind the mixture together.
This is a delicious and moist chocolate cake that comes with an eggless mousse. In this case, the mousse is made using whipped cream in place of the eggs, giving it an extra creamy feel.
The cake itself is made with gluten-free flour, making it the perfect option for those who can’t have gluten.
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The second cake on our list is a genuine show-stopper. It takes a bit of skill and patience to pull this one off, but boy is it worth the effort!
Strawberry and white chocolate are a match made in heaven. Add some mousse to the mix, and you will feel like you’re in a dream.
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Instead of using flour, this recipe implements an almond and hazelnut dacquoise, which is a dessert consisting of layers of hazelnut and almond meringue and either buttercream or whipped cream.
This gives the cake a deliciously nutty aroma with a crunch. There is also no flour in this recipe at all, making it completely gluten-free.
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This triple-layer cake is sure to be a head-turner at your next hosting event. It’s made with a layer of gluten-free brownie, followed by a chocolate mousse, and topped with peppermint-flavoured white chocolate mousse. Wow!
It looks beautiful and tastes even better. The gluten-free brownie uses coconut oil instead of butter, so it won’t cause any digestive issues.
This is the perfect cake to present at a birthday celebration or a swish afternoon tea.
And why not pair this delight with a batch of our Gluten-Free Date Cinnamon Biscuits?
Before deciding to include an Oreo-based dessert in this list, we weren’t sure whether Oreos were considered chocolate. Well, you’re in luck!
Oreos do contain cocoa, which is the main ingredient in chocolate, so they deserve a place in this list.
Unfortunately, Oreos (as in the branded biscuit) aren’t gluten-free, but there are many gluten-free alternatives out there that you can incorporate into this recipe.
This dessert involved no baking, making it a super easy cake to put together. It is also cool and refreshing, making it perfect for the summer months.
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This gluten-free cake is made with fudge, chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries, along with a rich frosting of dark chocolate. It’s a decadent dessert that everyone will enjoy.
Of course, you can make this cake as a single serving, or serve it in individual cups as part of a larger party platter. Either way, it’s bound to impress your guests.
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This no-bake option is gluten-free as well as vegan. It is also drizzled with a deliciously sweet orange marmalade, perfect for those chocolate-orange lovers. And, nut surprisingly, there are a few of them here at Eatability.
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All you’ll need for the crust is vanilla, sea salt, coconut oil, cinnamon and almonds. The mousse filling is made up of coconut butter, avocados, maple syrup, orange zest, cacao powder, and melted cacao butter.
It sounds almost healthy, doesn’t it?!
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Next up is this rich, molten chocolate mousse cake only uses 4 ingredients, making it a very simple option. You could easily double the recipe if you want to feed more people.
The inside of this cake is filled with a warm chocolate mousse. We guarantee you’ll love the mouth-feel this mousse gives. It is best served alongside some fresh strawberries that you can dip and mix into the warm chocolate mousse.
This is perfect for a romantic date night.
Coconut Flour is a great alternative to wheat flour. Check out our Coconut Flour Recipes for some ideas.
Another interesting balance of fruity freshness and chocolate lusciousness is this blueberry chocolate mousse cake.
Here, the base consists of a delicious brownie made with espresso powder, making it completely gluten-free while introducing a taste of coffee.
This is then topped with some chocolate mousse, and followed by a delicious blueberry mousse topping that has bits of white chocolate throughout.
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Continuing we have this delicious mousse cake has a chewy and rich layer of brownie at the bottom, topped with a scrumptious cream cheese layer with melted chocolate.
The entire cake is then smothered in whipped cream and chocolate chips and shavings. This is the ultimate dessert, and the fact that it is gluten-free is an amazing bonus.
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Finally, we have another triple chocolate mousse cake. However, this time, it is flourless. This means it is seriously chocolatey, but not too heavy.
The bottom layer is made with ingredients such as chocolate and coffee powder. Meanwhile, the middle layer consists of a rich chocolate mousse, and the top layer is a seriously sweet layer of white chocolate mousse.
You won’t disappoint your guests when they see this triple-layered beauty!
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To conclude, there may be several reasons why a person has to follow a gluten-free diet. They could be intolerant to gluten, celiac, or just prefer not to consume it.
Whatever the reason, those following these diets no longer have to miss out on their favorite treats or desserts.
Thanks to gluten-free flour, those with intolerances can enjoy cakes of all flavors without having to suffer from any stomach issues.
As well as gluten-free flour, there are also a variety of foods that have gluten-free alternatives, such as biscuits, chips, and many others.
We hope these 10 gluten-free chocolate mousse cake recipes have inspired you to get baking! There are so many other options out there, and each one is unique. We hope you find something here that you love!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is A Chocolate Mousse Cake?
A chocolate mousse cake usually consists of a brownie-like base, with a chocolate mousse filling, and is often topped with a chocolate ganache.
How Do You Make A Chocolate Mousse?
Chocolate mousse is made by melting some butter and chocolate together. You can do this in the microwave in 20-second intervals, or using the double boiler method.
You are then to mix in a few egg yolks to the mixture, and in a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until they have foamed up. Add in some sugar and keep beating until peaks start to form in the mixture.
Then you are to fold in the chocolate butter mixture from earlier and mix until combined.
In a separate bowl, beat some heavy cream with vanilla extract and sugar until it thickens , and you see peaks forming. Add this whipped cream mixture to the chocolate mixture, and you’re done!
How Do You Foil A Cake Pan?
One way to do this is to flip the pan over, so you are looking at it facing down. Then add the foil over it, covering it completely outside the dish. Remove the foil and place the dish the right way up.
When you place the foil inside, you’ll see it is the perfect size of the dish.