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I hope you had a lovely weekend and have been enjoying the week so far. For me, I am most definitely looking forward to the long bank holiday weekend. I love spending my bank holiday weekends catching up with friends and family.
This year, we are hosting a meetup with friends we made at university which will always be a good laugh, Ever since I was at university and first started baking, I have decided to make my friends my official taste tasters/ guinea pigs.
They all love cake and since I was diagnosed as a coeliac, my baking has only gained momentum. I realised I have never shared my simple Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe with you so thought I would today.
This recipe is quick and easy to pull together made simply by adding gluten free chocolate powder when you add the regular flour. I have used a few and particularly enjoy the simple cocoa powder from the Co-Operative.
Because the only adaption to the traditional Jam and Cream Cake Recipe (which you can find here if you are looking for a basic vanilla sponge) is the addition of the cocoa powder, this cake can easily be created as dairy free too.
I love how my recipes can be adjusted to cater for many allergies so no-one misses out. That can be the hardest thing for me, having a food allergy, is feeling left out when everyone else is enjoying chocolate cake and you can’t.
That is why I love this recipe so much. It means I can enjoy the Chocolate Cake alongside everyone else and they don’t even know it is gluten and dairy free.
A few years ago, I created a gluten free rainbow cake to celebrate a friends engagement, – if you would like the recipe, please let me know. Since then, we don’t meet up without them asking for cake.
I love to decorate this cake simply by adding chocolate buttercream but I made this cake for my other half’s birthday this week and he requested a Terry Chocolate Orange Cake. I created this by halving the recipe and adding orange curd and Terry Chocolate Orange Segments to the top of the cake. The result was amazing and I love how it turned out.
Terry Chocolate Orange slices are gluten free only so please do not use these if you are making the cake dairy free.
Here is my Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe that can be made dairy free too. The recipe is simple but tastes so amazing. It is a go-to recipe so I hope you enjoy it too. C. -x-
My Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Cake Recipe
Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe
- 2 x 7inch cake pans
- 240 g Gluten Free Self Raising Flour.
- 225 g Caster Sugar.
- 210 g Butter. Dairy Free if needed.
- 50 g Cocoa Powder. Gluten and Dairy Free.
- 4 Medium Eggs.
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract.
- 1 tsp Baking Powder.
- 1 tsp Salt.
- 1 tsp Xanthum Gum.
- Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
- Cream together the butter and sugar.
- Whisk eggs and vanilla extract.
- Add egg mixture to butter mixture and mix to combine.
- Sift: flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and xanthum gum together.
- Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until fully combined.
- Add to pre-greased cake pans and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Leave to cool before decorating.
- Allow your butter and eggs to reach room temperature before using.
- Decorate simply with piped dairy free buttercream sandwiched between the 2 layers.
- For a chocolate orange cake, why not mix the buttercream with orange curd and then use to sandwich the two cakes together?
There you go! A simple chocolate cake that can be served simply by mixing icing sugar, water and chocolate powder and adding to cake or by adding orange curd and melted chocolate for a truly chocolate orange indulgence.
If you re-create this recipe, let me know by tagging me on Instagram using #livingcoeliac or by sharing photos directly to my Facebook page. Let me know what other gluten free recipes you would like to see.
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