Thursday, January 29, 2009

chocolate cake

I was recovering and craving something sweet so I made a gluten free egg free casein free cake. It is yummy and even hubby thinks so too.

I used Bob's Redmill Gluten free biscuit mix for the flour. I used oil instead of shortening.

I mixed it all right in the pan, skipping the oiling and flouring of the pan, and it was just fine.

I made the frosting with powdered sugar and cocoa and palm oil shortening and vanilla and almond milk and a sprinkle of salt. I measured nothing.

When the cake was baking I put a pie plate of pecans in the oven the last 10 minutes to roast them. Then I crushed them and added them to the frosting.

I adapted a recipe I found at The recipe was submitted by Diana Rattray. It is called NO EGG WONDER CAKE...thanks, Diana!

1 3/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 oil (or the recipe actually says shortening)
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 TB vinegar
1 cup cold water

Mix well and bake at 350 deg for about 30 min.

I let it cool and then frosted it.



caitlin said...

Gluten free baking is very adaptable. The ready made baking mixes are da bomb, aren' they?! However, me being SCD at the present time, the mixes as well as chocolate is out for me...Wahh.

Lynn Barry said...

I do better without chocolate and sugar but I had the craving and caved into it...and it is doing what sugary chocolately things always do to me...MAKE ME WANT MORE! UGH...oh well, I am under a Dr's care and that's my excuse. LOL HUGS

caitlin said...

Cool! You have a Dr. who prescribes chocolate??!!! lol.

I'm really not a goody goody. I give in to cravings from time to time,too. The cravings get less- the less I give in to them, but crave happens. Whadaya gonna do?

Lynn Barry said...

My Dr didn't prescribe chocolate I was using that as an excuse...poor me...under a dr's care...what am I to do when I get a craving...GIVE IN...well, I had a migraine headache last night and hadn't had one for a very long time so perhaps all the chocolate gave it to me so who's the smart one now? Not me...back off the chocolate and sugar...good girl good girl...hehe