Cooking with Winsome Episode – #5

episode-5Gluten Free Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Today I am with Franz Hochholdinger Owner and Operator of Apricot Tree Café and Bistro Narra preparing a delicious Gluten Free Chocolate Raspberry Cake

  • 175g Semi Sweet Chocolate
  • 125 g Butter
  • 6 Eggs
  • 100 g Sugar
  1. Melt chocolate together with butter over double boiler
  2. Separate 4 eggs
  3. Whip egg yolks together with 2 whole eggs and 80 g Sugar until very creamy
  4. Whip egg whites together with the remaining sugar until firm
  5. Add 1/3 of yolk mixture to the chocolate mix and combine.
  6. Once incorporated add remaining yolk mixture and combine
  7. Fold in whipped egg whites
  8. Pour into spring mold and bake at 300F for about 35 minutes and let cool


Chocolate Ganache
  • 300 ml whipping Cream
  • 300 g Semi sweet or bitter sweet chocolate
  • 2 ½ baskets of fresh raspberries
  1. Bring whipping cream to boil and pour over chocolate
  2. Stir occasionally and let cool


  • Remove sponge from the spring mold and place sponge onto a tray
  • Put mold back over the sponge
  • Cover sponge with raspberries and pour ganache over it and let chill
  • Once chilled remove from mold and cover with chocolate shavings and garnish with fresh raspberries


Franz Hochholdinger

Franz HochholdingerOwner and Operator of Apricot Tree Café and Bistro Narra

Born in Austria, finished apprentice ship as Confectioner and baker, worked in several Hotels in Austria and Switzerland before coming to Toronto to work at Movenpick for 4 years.

Opened Apricot Tree Café in 1993 and Bistro Narra in 2010

Appricot Tree Café is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

We will be offering specials throughout the year starting in March already.

It could include 2 for 1 dinner on some nights, special priced cakes on other days and so on. Special offers will be posted on our website well in advance.

Crepe Fest will start at Apricot Tree Café on March

Apricot Tree Café

1900 Dundas Street West




About Winsome Dewar

Winsome Dewar, RHN, RNCP is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She is the author of The Healthy Options Healthy Eating and Weight Loss Plan® and the host of Rogers TV’s cooking show – Cooking with Winsome.

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