Monday, December 5, 2011

Gluten-Free Chocolate Snack Cake

This yummy chocolate cake has become
the standard birthday cake of choice for our boy with allergies
to wheat, eggs, soy and so many other ingredients.
Of course, it's good anytime of year
and requested often by Lil' Guy.

One year I shaped it into a beacon,
as that was his interest at the time.
This cake is easy to work with and even easier to enjoy!
A few simple ingredients and in under 10 minutes,
you've got a treat filling the whole house
with the aroma of chocolate.
What could be better than that?
(Except maybe the first bite!)

Gluten-Free Chocolate Snack Cake
Food Allergy Survival Guide

1 1/4 C gf flour mix
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 C sucanat (or sugar)
1/2 C dark cocoa
1 baby food jar pear sauce
 2 t vanilla
1/2 C rice milk
1/2 C light olive oil
1/4 C maple syrup

Generously oil a 9" round or square pan.  Set aside.
Combine flour mix, cocoa, soda and salt in large bowl.
Stir with wire whisk until well combined.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In separate bowl, cream oil, sucanat and vanilla.
Beat in pear sauce and syrup.  Then stir in milk.
Gradually add flour mixture in three additions,
beating after each.  Pour into prepared pan.
Bake 30 minutes.
Cover the top with foil after 20 minutes
if needed to prevent overbrowning.

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  1. I don't need to worry about things being gluten free, but that looks SO moist. Yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Yum! A big old glass of rice milk and it would be perfect!

  3. Oh! I'll be sharing this post with one of my co-workers who recently realized she has at least several of the same allergies and is still desperately missing her old diet :) That cake looks delicious - its so great that there are getting to be so many resources for people with food allergies!

  4. Sue-Yeah, the pear sauce helps alot with that.

    Jane-That sounds great!

    Katy-Hope your co-worker enjoys it!

  5. This cake looks so moist and perfect! I love the addition of pear sauce to the cake-brilliant. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe on Allergy-Free Wednesdays! Be sure to check back next week for recipe highlights (including the top 3 reader choice submissions and hostess favorites).

    Be Well!

  6. Laura-I guess that's why it's Lil' Guy's favorite dessert! My pleasure...

  7. Oh yummy! My daughter has gotten on a 'strawberry' kick lately and can't wait until she goes back to 'chocolate' :) Thanks for sharing this week in our linky! Have a great weekend ☺


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