Gluten-free chocolate cake with dark chocolate icing

Gluten-free chocolate cake with dark chocolate icing


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About this recipe: This recipe will bring delight to everybody who is following a gluten-free diet. It's a wonderful chocolatey cake, topped with dark chocolate icing. A truly indulgent, chocolately treat!

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Serves: 12 

  • 70g sorghum (juwar) flour
  • 70g tapioca flour
  • 80g rice flour
  • 100g unsweetened cocoa, sieved
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons xanthan gum
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 175g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 165g dark brown soft sugar
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 350ml buttermilk
  • 150g dark chocolate chips
  • 125ml soured cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon double cream

Prep:35min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 23x33cm or similar size tin and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, sieve together the sorghum, tapioca, rice flour, cocoa, xanthan gum, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
  3. In a large mixer bowl, cream the butter until light and fluffy. Slowly beat in the sugars; beat until fluffy. Beat in the eggs and egg yolks one at a time. Add the vanilla. Alternately, combine the buttermilk with the flour mixture. Pour batter into prepared tin.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool in pan.
  5. To make the icing, in the top of a double boiler over medium high heat, melt the chocolate chips (or use microwave). Remove from heat and cool until warm. Stir in the soured cream and vanilla; add double cream. Stir in additional double cream to make desired consistency. Once the cake is thoroughly cool, spread a thin layer of icing over the top.

Difficult ingredients

Sorghum (juwar) flour and tapioca flour can be found in Indian /Southern Asian and some Chinese/Oriental stores. Xanthan gum can be found online.

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