Originally I was going to post this cake recipe with the Mini Cupcake Bites. I needed a chocolate cake and found this one, the original called for coffee or water, and since we don't do coffee and I wanted more flavor than just water I decided to try adding a little cocoa to the water. It turned out so moist, rich and delicious I decided it needed to be a post all on its own. Especially since I would need to find it again. It isn't frosted since I was making the Cupcake bites, but growing up we often made cake and ate it without frosting and I think this cake is perfect for that, if you like frosting add your favorite, or check out the cream cheese frosting in the mini cupcake bites recipe.
Incredibly Rich GF Chocolate Cake (printer friendly recipe)
(slightly adapted from Carol Fenster)
2x for a 9x13 pan
3/4 C water
1 1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa
1 1/4 C flour blend
1/2 C unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 C packed brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 C milk or substitute
1/2 C butter (or substitute), softened
1 large egg
1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
2. In a small bowl or 1 C liquid measuring cup heat water and 1 1/2 tsp cocoa in microwave for about 1 min, until it boils. Remove from microwave, stir and allow to cool a little.
3. Using an electric mixer mix remaining ingredients in a large bowl until fully blended. Add hot cocoa water and mix until blended.
4. Pour into a greased 9" round. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Set on racks until cool.