Baking has never been my strong point. Before GF & DF I never even bothered because I could just go and buy cake. But the gluten free cakes out there, in my experience, are pretty bad. Anyway, I finally got hold of some gluten free baking powder (that stuff is like gold dust!), and had the urge to make a cake. I had the urge to make a chocolate cake, but there’s no DF chocolate, or cocoa powder in the house. So I used hot chocolate powder. And it was good! Recipe below.
Gluten & Dairy free chocolate & brazil nut cake (with ‘artistic’ drizzle of soy cream courtesy of OH)
125g rice flour
150g demarara sugar
25g hot chocolate powder (I used Green & Blacks)
150g dairy free margarine
1 tsp gluten free baking powder
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 handful brazil nuts, chopped
mix everything together in a bowl
spread evenly into a greased baking tin
bake at 180 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes
Voila, the easiest chocolate cake ever. It’s not the prettiest cake, but it was my best cake yet!