Michelin Starred Bohemia’s Guilt Free Chocolate Cake

A wonderfully healthy cake to enjoy, free of gluten, cream, butter and sugar, so practically guilt free!


In celebration of World Chocolate Day (7 July 2017), Head Pastry Chef Ellen de Jager-Smith at Michelin Starred Bohemia has shared her recipe for her delicious, healthy, gluten-free chocolate cake – which includes no cream, butter or sugar! The ingredients listed will make 10 cupcakes or one small cake.

Bohemia was the only restaurant in the Channel Islands to be listed in The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants. The 4AA Rosette restaurant also received the highest score in the Channel Islands in the Good Food Guide with a glowing score of 7 and was listed as the best restaurant in Jersey in the guide’s ‘Top 50 Restaurants in the UK’.



  • 100g Ground almonds
  • 45g Cocoa powder
  • 5g Baking soda
  • 5g Gluten free baking powder
  • 3 Eggs
  • 140g Maple syrup
  • 200g Almond milk
  • 200g Pitted dates
  • 50g Grated courgette
  • 200g Olive oil
  • 150g Dark Chocolate


For the icing

  • 2 Avocados
  • 250g Dates
  • 15g Cocoa powder
  • 60g Maple syrup
  • 350g Almond milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • 400g Melted dark chocolate
  1. Sieve all of the dry ingredients together
  2. Whisk the eggs and add the maple syrup
  3. Blend the almond milk, dates, grated courgettes and olive oil together
  4. Melt the dark chocolate
  5. Add the dry ingredients to egg mixture to create a smooth batter
  6. Fold the almond milk mixture carefully into the batter and pour in the dark chocolate
  7. Preheat the oven to 160°C
  8. Pour the mixture into a lined tin
  9. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes for cupcakes and 40 to 50 minutes for a cake
  10. For the Chocolate, Avocado and Date Icing Blend everything (except the dark chocolate) in a food processor
  11. Add the dark chocolate carefully whilst blending
  12. Decorate as you please
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