25 April 2009

Recipe - Gluten Free Chocolate Cake - Make a coeliac happy

Recipe - Gluten Free Chocolate Cake - Make a coeliac happy

350g dairy-free, gluten free chocolate

310g margarine

2tsp Steenbergs organic cinnamon powder

600ml boiling water

400g Fairtrade caster sugar

3 large free range eggs

400g gluten free plain flour

3tsp gluten free baking powder

200g dairy-free, gluten free chocolate

100g margarine

300g icing sugar, sieved

75ml cold weak coffee (add ½tsp instant coffee to 75ml boiling water)

100ml soya cream 

Preheat oven to 170oC.

First make the cake - break the chocolate into pieces and then put into a bowl over a pan of boiling water.  When melted add the margarine. Fairtrade cinnamon and boiling water.  You can do this carefully in the microwave.  Stir until smooth and well mixed.  Now stir in the caster sugar and eggs.  

Fold in the flours, the baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.  Enjoy it and make a coeliac happy.

Spoon the chocolate cake mixture into a prepared 24.5cm round cake tin, which has been greased and lined with baking paper.  Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes or until just firm.  Leave the cake to cool down a little bit and then remove it to a wire rack to cool, completely.

To make the icing, break the 200g of chocolate and heat with the chocolate and margarine as before.  Stir in the icing sugar, coffee mix and soya cream and beat until smooth and well blended.  Spread it all over the cake and leave to set (it sets pretty quickly).