Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Cake
Are you needing to make a cake for a party, but one of your guests is gluten or dairy free? Maybe you have some other guests who have food allergies or intolerances? On a lactose free, low FODMAP diet?
You could make your own, as there are a number of recipes out there that would likely work, but i wanted to share with you a product that we have that works really well and no one will even know it has not gluten or dairy in it. You don't have to worry about spending time and money on testing a home made cake recipe that may or may not work as you expected it to as we've found an easy solution for you.
We've made this gluten and dairy free chocolate mud cake loads of times and it holds up exceptionally well. It is sufficiently dense for a mud cake, but still moist and does not dry out easily. Did we mention, it is also delicious? Chocolatey, but not too rich! Often with gluten or dairy free cakes, they dry out really quickly once you cook them, but this one is exceptional. It will be as good as when freshly made for a couple of days, but may need heating after this as would any cake. If you want to make it in advance, pop it in the freezer in a sealed container and then defrost to room temperature before serving and it works incredibly.
If you can or choose to use egg, it is even better but if you need to avoid egg, then Orgran egg replacer works really well. Or according to Well and Good, you can replace the 2 eggs with 110g of apple sauce, 25g melted dairy free margarine and 1/2 tsp baking powder.
The recipe is very simple to make. You empty the packet into a bowl, add a vegetable oil, water and egg / egg replacer and whisk it until the mixture is combined.
Pour it into your greased tin and then bake for 45-50 min. If you prefer you can make them into cupcakes and cook for around 20min.
Once it has cooled you can use the icing mix included to make your chocolate frosting. All you need is some dairy free margarine such as Nuttelex to make the icing. Pipe it on or spread it over, which ever option takes your fancy.
Serve warm or cool. Either way your guests will be impressed.
If you fancy something a little more exciting you can add dairy free chocolate buttons to the mix or use it to make brownies.
- Jenny Trezise