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Chocolate Birthday Cake

Gluten-free chocolate cake doesn't have to be a chore. I've worked out all the details for you!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free chocolate cake, gluten-free chocolate cake recipe
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Renee - www.raisinggenerationnourished.com

Ingredients

CHOCOLATE CAKE ::

  • 1 ½ cups white rice flour
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • ½ cup brown rice flour
  • cups of organic pure cane sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cacao powder Organic and raw preferable. If you prefer carob you can do an equal swap (1/2 cup. I would recommend a refridgerated carob if you can find it.)
  • 2 tsp of baking soda
  • 2 tsp of xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 cups whole milk or coconut milk
  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • 2 TB of apple cider vinegar do NOT leave this out! It reacts with the baking soda to help with cake rising!
  • 1 tsp of vanilla

CHOCOLATE FROSTING ::

  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 3 cups organic powdered pure cane sugar
  • ½ cup cacao powder Organic and raw preferable. If you prefer carob you can do an equal swap (1/2 cup. I would recommend a refridgerated carob if you can find it.)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 TB whole raw milk or coconut milk

Instructions

  • Butter two 9 inch cake pans and line the bottom of both with parchment paper. (I just trace the bottom of the pan on the paper and cut).
  • In a large bowl, whisk the flours, sugar, cacao powder, baking soda, xantham gum, salt.
  • In a medium bowl, blend the milk, oil, vanilla, and vinegar with hand beaters. Do NOT leave out the vinegar – I know it is a weird ingredient but it reacts with the baking soda to help with the rise!
  • Pour the wet ingredients into dry ingredients and combine. I started with hand beaters and finished with a spatula.
  • Pour into greased cake pans. The batter is thick and kinda sticky just FYI.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Check the cakes at the 25 minute mark though in case our ovens run differently.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes. Then take the cakes out to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Once the cakes are completely cooled you can make your frosting. Just put all the ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and beat with hand beaters until smooth. I sprinkled Enjoy Life chocolate chips on the top too!