Gluten free Chocolate cake

Today is my youngest’s son birthday, yesterday I decided to make a chocolate birthday cake

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This recipe is very simple and easy to make!

Recipe-

175g unsalted butter (leave out at room temperature)

190g Dextrose or 175g Sugar

175g gluten free SR flour (I used Doves Farm)

25g cacao powder ( I used Bon Pom ) or cocoa powder gluten free

4 eggs

1 1/2 tsp GF baking powder

A little milk if needed

2 x 7 in prepared lined Tins

 

Method-

Pre heat oven 180c

Cream fat and sugar together

Add beaten eggs

Mix together

Add flour, baking powder and cacao

If the cake mixture feels a little too thick and a splash of dairy or non dairy milk

When completely mixed together spoon in to cake tins

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pop in the oven for 25 mins

remove from oven and turn out onto wire rack

 

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Once cooled add filling

I used a butter icing inside the cake but to keep it low sugar use extra thick double cream

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I used Cadburys large chocolate buttons to decorate

The cake went down very well with the family, I will definitely make it again.

If you would prefer a grain free refined sugar free chocolate cake, check out my recent blog post here Grain free Chocolate cake

Happy gluten free Baking!

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Grain free Chocolate cake refined sugar free too

A friend made this cake recently for her son’s birthday and recommended it to me. The recipe comes from spoonfulofsugarfree.com¬†It is the most delicious chocolate cake, a little like a brownie in taste but lighter in texture. Well worth trying with a big dollop of double cream.

Here is the recipe Chocolate cake

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First I mixed together the dry ingredients ground almonds, raw cacao powder, bicarbonate of soda

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then I beat the eggs and put water and dates in a food processor until a smooth paste

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I added the date puree to the eggs and coconut oil

Then I mixed the wet ingredients into the dry ones

I spooned the mixture into an 8 inch cake tin and put in a pre heated oven to 165oC

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bake for 25-30 mins

I left the cake to cool in the tin

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once cool I turned out onto a wire rack

 

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Gluten free Chocolate cake mix by Incognito cakes

Incognito cakes kindly offered to send me a new Chocolate cake mix for me to try.

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I normally make a homemade cake for my son’s birthday but as I had the Incognito cake mix to try I used that. I wasn’t disappointed and have to admit it was lighter than my cakes.

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The cake used coconut milk in the mixture and I used butter as apposed to vegetable oil as I am not dairy intolerant.

The mixture was like a batter quite different to my usual sponges, I was very interested to see how it would turn out.

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I have to say I was impressed with the bake, the cake had risen very well. Now just had to leave it to cool and add the icing mix provided.

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The topping was easy to make up and there was enough to sandwich the two halves together and ice the top of the cake.

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Now the proof of the pudding is in the eating! Well this Birthday cake had a thumbs up all round. Amazingly light, a very impressive cake!

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Find out more about the mixes here incognito cake mixes