Gluten Free Kladdkaka is a gorgeous chocolate cake from Sweden. This whole grain version is incredibly delicious.
Today I'm excited to be sharing a recipe from my recently released cookbook, The Sweet Side of Ancient Grains! It's all about healthier 100% whole grain desserts and it also has several gluten-free and dairy-free options, like this gluten-free kladdkaka, also known as Swedish sticky chocolate cake.
As someone who doesn't enjoy the taste of whole grains, I developed the recipes in such a way that the whole grain and healthy taste is hidden. I'm all for healthier baked goods, but I want whatever I bake to taste just as delicious as the traditional version. I became fed up with whole grain cardboard-tasting treats long ago!
Although about half of the recipes call for ancient grains like barley, spelt or buckwheat, if you have white whole wheat flour and some oats to make oat flour, you can make all but a few of the recipes. When I first started working on the book, it was obvious that ancient grains aren't readily accessible everywhere, so I tested all of the recipes with traditional and white whole wheat flours, too. You can read more about my book here: The Sweet Side of Ancient Grains.
Kladdkaka is something I first tried when I was an exchange student in Sweden in the 10th grade. It's an amazingly awesome, gooey cross between a brownie and a cake. It's great on its own, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or just a light dusting of powdered sugar. It also goes well with some raspberries.
I used buckwheat flour, which is both gluten-free and whole grain, in this healthier kladdkaka. If you don't need your cake to be gluten-free, you can use regular whole wheat flour. Because of all the cocoa powder in the recipe, you really can't taste that this kladdkaka has been made healthier. It's all chocolaty goodness!
If you don't need an entire cake, try these fudgy gluten-free peanut butter brownies. They're also super simple to put together and you can easily halve the recipe! And if you don't feel like baking or are perhaps feeling on the lazy side, these gluten-free vegan chocolate cookies seriously couldn't be any easier.
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