The Quintessential Gluten Free Cake Recipe - Is there such a thing as a standard GF Cake Recipe

 

Impulsive Culinarian’s Quintessential Gluten Free Cake Recipe

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup freshly brewed black coffee
  • 1/2 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup corn flour
  • 1/3 cup millet flour
  • 1/3 cup sweet rice flour
  • 1/3 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/3 cup potato starch
  • 1/2 tsp guar or xantham gum
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

“Butter” Mixture

  • 3/4 cup soy & dairy free margarine
  • 1 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 organic eggs

 

Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line the bottom of a 9″ round x 1.5″ high cake pan with parchment paper. Alternately you can use an 8″ square x 1.5″ high pan if you prefer.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine the coffee, dairy-free milk and vanilla extract; whisk briefly and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients and set aside.
  • Soften the margarine in a another, separate large mixing bowl until smooth. Add the cane sugar to your softened margarine and mix until thoroughly combined. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Add the chocolate & coffee mixture to the egg batter and gently whisk together until smooth.
  • Add flour mixture to the egg batter in 2 equal portions, stirring gently after each addition until thoroughly combined.
  • Using a large egg whisk, give the mixture one last vigorous mix to make sure there are no dry lumps left in the batter.
  • Using a cake spatula, pour all the batter into your parchment-lined pan and bake for 35 minutes in center rack.
  • 5 minutes before the time is up, use the toothpick test to see if your delicious cake is already cooked in the center.
  • Let the cake cool in it’s pan for 20 minutes before transferring to another dish.

 

My very best gluten free cake recipe, moist, delicious ... and most of all it tastes like delicious cake, not gluten free cake

My very best gluten free cake recipe, moist, delicious … and most of all it tastes like delicious cake, not gluten free cake

 

Is There A Standard Gluten Free Cake Recipe?

In the baking world there is most certainly a standard for making cake. Professional bakers don’t quibble over the issue either, instead they concentrate on fancy decor or special additions to transform their creations, but a basic cake recipe is almost a given. Not so in the gluten free world however.

 

A great cake starts off the same way as a great morning: with a freshly brewed hot coffee

A great cake starts off the same way as a great morning: with a freshly brewed hot coffee

 

There is still much experimentation taking place in gluten free kitchens everywhere to determine that perfect ingredient mix. The problem is, replacing wheat flour one-to-one with a single gluten free flour almost always ends up in a sour-tasting result, or one that has a recognizably “gluten free flavour”.

 

Softened soy & dairy free margarine thoroughly mixed with organic cane sugar ... eggs please

Softened soy & dairy free margarine thoroughly mixed with organic cane sugar … eggs please

 

The gluten free cake recipe above promises not to disappoint. The end result is moist, delicious, indistinguishably free of gluten or dairy, and most importantly it allows cake lovers of all ages to indulge worry free.

Mixing dry ingredients into the chocolate egg batter until nice and smooth

Mixing dry ingredients into the chocolate egg batter until nice and smooth

 

When doubling this recipe to make two pans of cake at the same time, let them bake for an extra 5 minutes (i,e,: 40 minutes instead of 35).

Right out of the oven and ready for party duty. This delicious and indistinguishably gluten free cake can be used for numerous applications, easily meeting the highest expectations of gluten intolerant and gluten friendly guests alike.

Right out of the oven and ready for party duty. This delicious and indistinguishably gluten free cake can be used for numerous applications, easily meeting the highest expectations of gluten intolerant and gluten friendly guests alike.