Friday, 6 February 2009

Amazingly Yummy Can't-Tell-It's-Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

If I say it myself :) Oh, and it's also nut free if you pick the right ingredients! I made this for the kids' birthday party last weekend and it worked out really well. I figure it's easier to share a recipe on my blog than write it out by hand, so here you go Santina:

125g butter
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/3 cup icing sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cup blackberry jam (or other smooth, seedless jam)
1 1/4 cups Orgran gf SR flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp bicarb
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup plain yoghurt mixed with 2 tsp brown sugar

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
  • Grease a 20cm cake tin and put baking paper on the bottom
  • Beat butter, sugar, icing sugar till light and creamy
  • Mix jam well with a spoon to break up any gooey bits, add to butter etc with vanilla
  • Add eggs and mix well
  • Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder together
  • Fold in 1/2 of flour mixture, then milk, then other 1/2 flour etc, then yoghurt
  • Pour into tin, bake 45mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Leave in tin for 15 mins then turn onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Ice with something yummy (eg vienna cream).
I made 4x this mixture for the party and it was huge! Too big for my jumbo mixer, and too big for JoJo to stir (she gave up after one attempt!).

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