A Chocoholics Delight

December 7, 2020, Heather Lindsay Sell, ShoutOUT® Tampa Bay

Disclosure: Through my relationship with Doubletake Marketing & PR and GateauOChocolat®, I was gifted a 9-inch GateauOChocolat® flourless chocolate cake in for taste-testing and to provide my honest opinion. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own and based completely on my own thoughts, experiences, and taste buds.

GateauOChocolat Flourless Chocolate Cake
Flourless Chocolate Cake

“It was amazing! And you can tell them that’s from a chocoholic!” -Marty That was a response from one of my several taste-testers after I shared my recently gifted GateauOChocolat® flourless chocolate cake with her.

GateauOChocolat® is the creation of owner and baker Emmanuel Roux. Located in St. Petersburg, FL, Emmanuel opened up his bakery specializing in French gluten-free, flourless chocolate cakes after he had spent countless hours perfecting his signature dessert. His specialty cake was inspired after he and his wife, Jennifer, indulged in a slice of heavenly chocolate cake after dinner at a Parisian bistro and in 2010 GateauOChocolat® opened.

What makes these cakes so special?

Emmanuel’s goal was to create more than just a dessert. He wanted his cake to be an experience and a euphoric one at that. How does he manage that? He uses simple, quality ingredients to maximize flavor. His cakes are crafted using only 4 key ingredients: Ecuadorian Rain-Forest Alliance Certified dark chocolate, organic butter, fresh eggs and cane sugar. The cakes have a light texture, but dense and with a deep, chocolate intensity. A chocoholics dream and an intoxicating experience of the senses.

Next time, I’m planning to pair mine with either strawberries or red raspberries and a healthy dollop of whipped cream. Maybe light some candles and sip on a glass of wine.

What my taste-testers had to say:

Emmanuel believes that chocolate is a necessity in life and that good food is a gift. His cakes have been coined as “heavenly”, which can be attested by my taste-testers. Here’s what they had to say:

“Smooth on the tongue. Almonds are a nice touch. Nice consistency and chocolatey aftertaste. Would recommend.” –Phil

“That’s good. Dense like a thick chocolate bar, but chewy like a soft cookie.” -Eric

“The dessert was delicious. Kind of like a chocolate ganache.” -Andy

“Smooth and creamy, like fudge.” –Sue

“I thought at first it was a brownie; a tasty treat.” -Justin

“At first I thought it was a brownie. I’d like to have more of that cake.” -Ken

What to expect when you ship as a gift

From beginning to end, what I discovered as I unwrapped my flourless chocolate cake from GateauOChocolat
What to expect it’ll look like inside the shipping box when you order and it’s delivered

I was truly tickled pink (and purple) when I opened the box to reveal the decadent treat inside. What a beautiful, impressive gift presentation. Dark pink and deep purple tissue paper cradled the chocolate cake topped with sliced almonds and was then enveloped in cellophane and tied with a beautiful fuchsia organza satin edge ribbon before being delicately placed in a cake box prior to boxing for shipment.

This would be an incredible gift for someone who has a gluten allergy, loves chocolate, is hard to buy for, or just as a tasty gift or thank you present. And what about dinner parties and family get-togethers? Something unique and memorable. Chocolate tends to be a fan favorite almost anywhere.

Where to purchase

You can either order online on GateauOChocolat’s website or call (727) 251-1879 to place an order for delivery or pickup. There are also several retailers locally in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Beach and Clearwater where you can purchase.

The cakes are available in in 6- or 9-inch sizes, 6 or 12-pack mini cakes, or a combination of sizes. For those who don’t care for almonds or have a nut allergy, you can request without.

Contact information

GateauOChocolat® Flour Free Cakes

Website: https://www.flourfreecakes.com/

Email: info@flourfreecakes.com

Phone: (727) 251-1879

FaceBook: @FlourFreeCakes

Instagram: @flourfreecakes

Twitter: @FlourFreeCakes


Thanks to GateauOChocolat® and Emmanuel Roux for the opportunity to experience and share his flourless chocolate cake.

About ShoutOUT

In 2009, I started sharing my experiences, food, travels, and events, along with all of the incredible people and businesses I was meeting and discovering. What began as a fun hobby had such an overwhelming response, in 2010 ShoutOUT was born! I continue to stretch the boundaries locally, regionally, and nationally, discovering, sharing and connecting as I go.
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2 Responses to A Chocoholics Delight

  1. emmanuel j roux says:

    Thank you Heather and Terri
    Glad you liked it and shared it with friends
    Shared Good food always tastes better
    Happy Holidays

  2. Terri Hall says:

    Love the way you describe these wonderful cakes! Thanks for sharing your insights in such a “tasteful” way!

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