Gluten Free Sunken Black Forest Cakes

July 12, 2020

Gluten Free Sunken Black Forest Cakes

Serves 12.

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Gluten Free Sunken Black Forest Cakes

You don't need to be eating Gluten Free to LOVE this dessert. For this recipe, you could just pit and pour fresh local cherries on top or you could take the time (especially if the delicious fresh fruit has started to go a little too ripe), you could make your own quick cherry pie filling or compote to pour over each cake.



  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place almonds in a food processor and pulse until they are coarsely ground. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. In a small bowl, microwave the chocolate and butter on high for 30 seconds; stir, then put it back in for about 30 seconds longer. Stir until it’s melted and smooth. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
  3. Separate the eggs, putting the whites in a clean glass or stainless steel bowl, and the yolks in another large bowl. Add the sugar and espresso to the yolks and whisk to combine them. Stir in the ground almonds and chocolate.
  4. With an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form; add the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and beat until they are stiff and glossy, and stiff peaks form. Fold the egg whites into chocolate mixture in 3 additions. Divide the batter among the muffin cups (about 1/3 cup batter in each) and bake until edges are firm and tops are cracked all over, about 20-25 minutes. Set on a wire rack to cool (they will sink quite a bit as they cool).
  5. Serve each topped with a spoonful of cherries and whipped cream or ice cream. If you like, shave a few chocolate curls over each using a vegetable peeler.

Prep Time: 35 Minutes

Cook time: 25 Minutes

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