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Friday, February 24, 2012

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

I love cake. I hate that gluten free flours are a fortune. I love finding recipe for cakes that use cheaper ingredients than the standard gluten free recipes (and therefore don't call for almond flour or coconut flour or any other more obscure or expensive ingredient), but still resemble the gluten full version and taste good. I have to thank my friend Rikki for sharing this gluten free chocolate cake recipe. I changed it a bit, using sunflower seeds instead of more expensive ground nuts to make it cheaper.
Its an easy recipe, including no separating or whipping eggs.

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe


Ingredients:
4 whole large eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup oil (I used sunflower oil)
1/2 cup cocoa
3/4 cup potato starch
3/4 cup sunflower seeds

Instructions:
1. Mix the eggs and the sugar.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

3. Pour in a baking pan (I used a smaller one and it worked fine) and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. This took me 45 minutes.

Enjoy!

My cake, for some reason, became in the shape of a mountain, with a really high center and lower sides, but its totally fine and still yummy.

I am pretty sure you can replace the potato starch with corn starch in this recipe, but haven't tried it yet.

Do you prefer chocolate cake or vanilla? How much do you pay for eggs? Would this recipe be cheap for you or expensive? (I just did the math- this cake cost me $3.23. Not so cheap, but not as expensive as some other gluten free recipes would have been.)

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