Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Simple Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

In honor of Valentine's Day I will be posting some easy dessert recipes. This Chocolate Cake takes 5 minutes to whip up and uses pantry ingredients. This my version of the very popular chocolate cake using vinegar to help lighten it. I used my Low Fat Vegenaise Alternative with great results. Gluten free cake can be dry, so the mayo helps with that. Who wants to eat sandy cake? Not me!

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake
  • ½ c flax meal
  • 1 c rice milk
  • ½ c strong coffee
  • ½ c vegan mayo
  • 1/2 c cocoa powder
  • ½ c  olive oil
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar
  • 1.5 c Bob’s Gluten Free Baking Mix
  • 1 t baking soda
  • Healthy pinch salt
  • 2 t baking powder
  1. Preheat over to 350
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the flax, milk, coffee, mayo, olive oil, sugar and vinegar. Beat Very well
  3. Sift together the rest of the ingredients and stir into the wet ingredients.
  4. Stir really really well. 
  5. Spray a 9 inch cake pan with cooking spray, pour batter into pan,
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes.; allow cake to cool for 20 minutes in the pan then turn out onto a wire rack to continue cooling
  7. Frost! 
I will be posting the recipe for an Orange Scented Chocolate Pecan Pie later this week. 
Here are a couple links to some more yummy desserts:

By the way, I am working on getting a Recipe Index up on this site! This will be a work in progress, but so far I have around 50 recipes categorized and linked. I'll work on it a bit each day and it will probably be finished in a week or so. Check it out!

Gotta love Brown Rice Pasta with Roasted Garlic Marinara and Raw Broccoli Salad with a Sunny Caesar dressing! The dinner was part of last weekends carb loading for my son! After all those carbs, can you believe his meet was cancelled? I think it's reschedules for this coming Sunday! 


  1. I'll have a slice.. Or 5! :)

  2. I love Valentine's Day desserts, and yours looks so, so delicious! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living's Valentine's Day Recipe Contest! You could win a GreenPan Stainless Steel Todd's Perfect Gourmet Cook Set!

  3. melody, I love your food! This cake recipe is like heaven! thanks so much

  4. For anyone reading this earlier.. major typo in the recipe that is fixed now.. it DOES contain cocoa!! Thanks for catching that Mom!

  5. Hi there! I just found your blog for the first time ever and I am completely BLOWN AWAY!!! Honestly, you have so many yummy recipes and I'm absolutely super excited to try a bunch of your recipes! That banana nut mug cake with the chocolate coconutoil cake is RIGHT up my alley!! Ahhh seriously, thanks so much for the great blogposts and I'm looking forward to reading more:) Come check out my blog too!

  6. Oh my...that chocolate cake is calling my name! A must make....for sure!

  7. Mm that cake looks so good. Kind of reminds me of a wacky cake! Are you familiar?

  8. How brilliant! I'm constantly looking for ways to use flaxmeal that don't just involve me sprinkling it on ice cream ;) and this cake looks so dark and delicious!

  9. lol sandy candy? you have a nice sense of humor:)

  10. Perfect chocolate cake.
    My son will love this. me too!

  11. uuuummmmm ... chocolate cake (spraying crumbs) oh Melodie thanks for this recipe!!! ( says this with ring of chocolate frosting around mouth)I sooo love this recipe!!!( waving plate with 2nd piece of cake on it) don't worry I won't eat it all myself-really!! (wrestles with husband to get plate back, all the time screaming "mine mine" at the top of lungs)

  12. That cake looks awesome! :)

  13. The cake looks delish, and I will need to make it at some point, But....

    ...what is the broc/carrot dish on this page? I looked at your recipe index and you dont have the veggies indexed yet.

  14. I might have to make this for company! I don't do sugar, but this looks really cheap to make (so much GF stuff does not seem that way) and fast. A good way to include EVERYONE!!

  15. I can't wait. I want to make all these right now. These all are looking so delicious.
    Gluten Free

  16. this looks really good!! I want to eat it off the computer!! What can I use to replace the coffee in most of your recipes because I do not like coffee.

  17. Do you know what we can use instead of baking mix? I'm not sure if I can find vegan versions of it at my groceries (canada).

  18. I like the curvy cut of your chocolate cake piece. What did you use to cut it?