Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

This cake resembles a traditional chocolate cake that is airy, moist and sweet, only without gluten. It’s an excellent base for any chocolate cake. The best part is how easy it is to make. It only takes about 10 minutes to throw it all together. The hardest part is making sure you have the ingredients, which any Wholefoods or alternative market should have in stock.

Ingredients

The recipe and detailed instructions are at the end of this post. For this recipe we need sorghum flour, potato starch, unsweetened cocoa powder, granulated sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, warm coffee, eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, rice vinegar, Cream Cheese Frosting, and Chocolate Chips. Looks like we have it all. Ready, set, bake…

dry ingredientsmixedadd the wetsmooth

Whisk together the dry ingredients. Add in the wet ingredients and beat the batter until all the ingredients are incorporated and the batter is smooth.

Line a panFill the pan with the batterbake and coolremove from pan

Line a 9 inch cake pan and fill witht he batter. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick incerted in the center comes out clean. Allow cake to cool completely in the pan before removing it from pan. Aat this point you have a great gluten free Chocolate cake sponge that can be used with any frostings or decrations you wish.

slice the cake sponge in half horizontallySpread teh fillingall spreadplace top slice on top of filling

Using a seriated knife slice the cake sponge in half horizontally. Place enough cream cheese frosting on the top of the bottom slice to create about a third of an inch thickness and spread the filling out evenly. Place the top slice on the top of the cream cheese filling.

Create a crumb coatCreate a crumb coatover the crumb coat with the remaining frostingover the crumb coat with the remaining frosting

Create a crumb coat by covering the top and sides of the cake with some frosting. Place the cake in the fridge long enough to for the frosting to harden slightly. Cover the crumb coat with the remaining frosting. The process of a crumb coat ensures none of the dark cake sponge crumbs are visible when the final layer of frosting is applied.

Cut a circle in a piece of parchment paper that is slightly smaller than the cake round and set ove the cakeCocoa powderremoveChocolate Chips on the side

Cut a circle in a piece of parchment paper that is slightly smaller than the cake round and set ove the cake. Gently sift cocoa powder ovet the top. Carefully remove the paper and decorate the sides of the cake with cocolate chips.

Recipe: Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Adapted from: Gluten Free Goddess Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Coffee IcingPrint Recipe
Yield: One nine inch cake

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sorghum flour
  • 3/4 cup potato starch
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 cup warm coffee
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons vegitable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • Cream Cheese Frosting (I used the frosting in this recipe)
  • Cocoa powder
  • Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients. Add in the wet ingredients and beat the batter until all the ingredients are incorporated and the batter is smooth.
  3. Line a 9 inch (22.5 cm) cake pan and fill with the batter. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick incerted in the center comes out clean. Allow cake to cool completely in the pan before removing it from pan.
  4. Using a seriated knife slice the cake sponge in half horizontally. Place enough cream cheese frosting on the top of the bottom slice to create about a third of an inch thickness and spread the filling out evenly. Place the top slice on the top of the cream cheese filling.
  5. Cover the top and sides of the cake with some of the frosting. Place the cake in the fridge long enough to for the frosting to harden slightly. Cover the cake with the remaining frosting.
  6. Cut a circle in a piece of parchment paper that is slightly smaller than the cake round and set ove the cake. Gently sift cocoa powder ovet the top. Carefully remove the paper and decorate the sides of the cake with chocolate chips.

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