Saturday, February 11, 2012

Gluten-free and Dairy-free Chocolate Almond Cake

Sometimes you just want to have a good chocolate cake. Here is my recipe for a wonderful gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate almond cake.

Gather the following dry ingredients:
1/2 cup corn flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup rice flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
5 teaspoons cocoa powder
1 big pinch of salt

Mix the dry ingredients together uniformly.

Now add the following wet ingredients:
1/2 cup olive oil
3 large eggs
4 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons almond extract

Mix all of the wet and dry ingredients together.

Have a greased cake pan ready (lightly greased with olive oil). Now, to provide the cake with some lift, add 4 teaspoons of white vinegar and give it a quick whisk. The vinegar will react with the baking soda and will make tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide. Be sure to mix in the vinegar and quickly transfer the mixture to the cake pan.

Bake the cake in a preheated 350°F oven for approximately 40 minutes.

Once out of the oven, let the cake cool slightly and flip it over on to a plate.

Once flipped, I like to add a topping of melted semi-sweet chocolate chips mixed with a dollop of almond butter. (No precise measurements are necessary.) Once the cake is frosted, slivered almonds on the top add a nice crunch.

Doesn't it look good?


  1. Looks delicious, Asif! I want to try this one!

    1. You should definitely try it! It's very light, so you don't mind having a second (or third) piece!