Gluten-free Easter cake

Gluten-free Easter cake

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Indulge in the festive season with our exquisite gluten-free Easter cake. With its distinct base with chopped almonds and almond paste, it offers a delightful nutty crunch that beautifully complements the smooth, velvety chocolate filling. Ideal for any Easter celebration, this cake stands out with its elegant presentation and luxurious flavour. Each slice promises a satisfying experience, balancing the distinct crunch of the base with the delicate, velvety chocolate filling.


  • Preheat the oven to 175°C (conventional oven).
  • Roughly chop almonds.
  • Stir almond paste in a stand mixer, gradually adding butter and mixing until combined.
  • Add eggs one at a time while stirring, then fold in chopped almonds.
  • Spoon the mixture into a greased springform pan 22 cm in diameter.
  • Bake in the middle of the oven for about 18 minutes. Allow to cool.
  • Chop chocolate and place it in a bowl.
  • Brown butter in a saucepan. Add double cream and sugar.
  • Place egg yolks in a separate bowl and gradually pour in the butter mixture, stirring constantly.
  • Place the mixture back in the saucepan and heat to 83°C, stirring continuously.
  • Pour the butter and egg mixture over the chocolate, stirring until smooth.
  • Pour the filling over the cooled cake base and put it in the fridge to set for at least 4 hours.
  • Optionally: Decorate with marzipan eggs and chocolate nests.

Mixing the filling is easier if you ensure all ingredients are at room temperature before starting. It yields a smoother batter, allowing everything to mix quicker and easier.


Use a sugar thermometer to make sure the filling reaches 83°C. This is important to make sure the yolks have fully coagulated, leading to a thicker, custard-like consistency, so you get the desired texture in your filling.

Questions about gluten-free Easter cake

Our gluten-free Easter cake looks elegant and luxurious, and it is easy to make. If you want to know more about this chocolate delight, keep reading below.

Can you make a gluten-free Easter cake?
Yes, it is easy to make a gluten-free Easter cake. This recipe does not contain gluten, and with almonds and almond paste in the base and a rich chocolate filling, it is a wonderful, irresistible, gluten-free option for Easter.
How to decorate a gluten-free Easter cake?
Get creative with Easter-themed decorations like marzipan eggs or chocolate eggs, chocolate swirls that look like nests, chocolate shavings, or colourful sprinkles. Edible flowers or fresh berries can also add a fresh and vibrant touch.
How to store a gluten-free Easter cake?
Store the cake in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. It is not ideal for freezing because of the egg and cream filling, so we recommend enjoying it within five days for the best texture and flavour.


Cake base
100 ml
Almond paste
200 g
100 g
Dark chocolate
200 g
150 g
Double cream
200 ml
250 ml
Egg yolks

Make a delicious Easter cake without gluten

Celebrate Easter with a splendid gluten-free dessert. A chocolate and almond cake with all the best, dark chocolate flavours and a delightful texture. Its slightly crunchy, nutty base contrasts beautifully with the smooth, creamy chocolate filling. Each bite is a complex and irresistible experience, with the base providing a satisfying bite and the filling offering a rich, melt-in-your-mouth quality.

A base with almonds and almond paste

The foundation of this exquisite cake is a blend of finely chopped almonds and almond paste, offering a rich and nutty flavour that sets it apart from other cakes. The base is not only delicious, but also gluten-free since it does not have flour, giving it a distinct flavour and texture. The combination of almonds and almond paste creates a moist, dense texture that perfectly complements the chocolate filling.

Enjoy a rich chocolate filling with browned butter

The heart of this cake lies in its lavish chocolate filling, enriched with browned butter. This filling is a velvety blend of dark chocolate and double cream, made even more irresistible with the addition of flavourful, browned butter. The nutty, caramelised butter notes elevate the chocolate flavour, creating a filling that is rich, smooth, and utterly decadent.

Complete your Easter table with this gluten-free Easter dessert

This pure chocolate indulgence is the perfect finale for your Easter feast. Its elegant appearance and sumptuous flavour make it a standout dessert that will be remembered for a long time. Whether you host a large gathering or a family meal, this cake will add a touch of sophistication and joy to your Easter table. It is also ideal if you are busy making other treats for the dessert table, as you can easily make it the day before. If you need more inspiration for Easter cakes, try our layered meringue cake with raspberry and rhubarb, no-bake Easter cheesecake with chocolate eggs on top, or moist banana Easter cupcakes with frosting. They are sure to complement your chocolate Easter cake for a luxurious dessert table.

Decorate with your favourite Easter treats

Embellish this already stunning cake with your favourite Easter decorations. Decorative eggs and chocolate nests are easy ways to add a festive touch. The cake is elegantly simple, making it the perfect blank canvas for your creativity. Eggs are always a good choice, so try different versions and sizes, mixing colourful mini eggs with bigger ones made of chocolate, marzipan, or almonds. You can also opt for homemade decorations. Use Easter-themed cookie cutters, such as eggs, chickens, bunnies, and carrots, to create marzipan decorations. You can also shape marzipan chicks as we do in this recipe for Easter chocolate cake. Finally, you can sprinkle edible gold dust or decorate with colourful icing to add a touch of elegance.