Dairy Free Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Dairy Free Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

When your friends daughter is visiting on her 7th birthday and you’re a food blogger, you make her a cake!

Dairy Free Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

When her little brother is allergic to nuts, eggs and dairy, you make her a very special cake that both her and “Bubba” can enjoy!

Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Cake

Flipping through my “Martha Stewart’s Cakes” cookbook to get ideas for my egg free, dairy free cake I saw this “Lighter Chocolate Cake” recipe.

Martha Stewart Cakes Cookbook

I was given this cookbook at Martha Stewart Headquarters while in NYC on my book tour. I couldn’t wait to make something out of it and after I saw this “Lighter Chocolate Cake” recipe, I knew it was going to be perfect for this project!

In my version I also made the cake gluten free and swapped out canola oil for olive oil!

Dairy Free Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Ingredients

Ingredients (Cake)

  • 1 cup warm water
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ cups Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup olive oil (+ 1 tsp for brushing pan)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp distilled white vinegar

Chocolate Glaze

  • 2 oz dark chocolate (finely chopped – make sure the brand you use is dairy-free)
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar (sifted)
  • 2 tbsp water

Preheat oven to 375°.

Brush an 8-inch round cake pan with 1 tsp of olive oil.

Whisk water and cocoa together in a small bowl.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and pour the cocoa mixture, oil and vanilla into the well.

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

Whisk until smooth, then add the vinegar.

Pour the batter into the oiled cake pan.

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

While the cake is baking, prepare the glaze.

Begin by melting the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Stir consistently until smooth.

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

In a medium bowl, whisk the confectioners sugar and water together.

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

Add the melted chocolate.

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

Once the cake has been removed from the oven and cooled for at least 20 minutes, spread the glaze over the top.

Dairy Free Chocolate Glazed Cake

Throw some sparkler candles on top and make a little girls day! No seriously, she loved it!

Savannah's 7th Birthday Cake

If she looks excited here, you should have seen her after a slice… or two 🙂

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

My friend said it tastes like a “Texas Brownie Cake”…. I’m not sure what that is, but I guess it’s delicious, because this cake sure is 🙂

♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian (and vegan!)

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.

Dairy Free Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 1 - 8" round cake

Dairy Free Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ cups Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup Enzo Meyer Lemon Olive Oil (+ 1 tsp for brushing pan)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp distilled white vinegar
  • Chocolate Glaze
  • 2 oz dark chocolate (finely chopped – make sure the brand you use is dairy-free)
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar (sifted)
  • 2 tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Brush an 8-inch round cake pan with 1 tsp of olive oil.
  3. Whisk water and cocoa together in a small bowl.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
  5. Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and pour the cocoa mixture, oil and vanilla into the well.
  6. Whisk until smooth, then add the vinegar.
  7. Pour the batter into the oiled cake pan.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  9. While the cake is baking, prepare the glaze.
  10. Begin by melting the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water.
  11. Stir consistently until smooth.
  12. In a medium bowl, whisk the confectioners sugar and water together.
  13. Add the melted chocolate.
  14. Once the cake has been removed from the oven and cooled for at least 20 minutes, spread the glaze over the top.
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