Super easy gluten free chocolate cake
Hello everyone. Long time no see…I know I have been MIA for quite sometime but it has been a very busy stressful past few months. In the mist of it all, I was able to enjoy a relaxing summer and spend sometime with family and friends overseas but now I am back.
After graduating from PA school back in June I left for Spain. What a nightmare PA school was, but more on that on a future post.
I spent a total of 2 1/1 months visiting Spain spending time with friends I grew up with, family and traveling through out Europe and Africa. It has been a magical summer and I wish someday I can return to my country for good, for now, I will just visit 2-3 times per year.
One of the most amazing places I got to visit this summer was Marrakech, Morocco. What an adventure that was.I have tons of pictures and experiences I want to share with you so I will probably brake the visit in two different blog posts. There is a lot of information so I will try to get that to you soon.
Anyways, about this super easy gluten free chocolate cake.
I have actually been craving chocolate cake for quite some time and while being in Europe baking wasn’t really something I wanted to do since the heat was really extreme. I actually didn’t have my kitchen utensils and equipment so I waited until I got back to the US to start baking again.
This cake is really easy to put together. All you need for this cake is 10-15 minutes to mix the ingredients and you are pretty much done. It is truly super easy.
Anyways, this super easy gluten free chocolate cake is extremely light and moist. It is not too sweet and just plain fantastic.
Yeah I know what you are thinking, the frosting is made out of tofu, YUCK,…I just hope you give it a chance. Because it has coffee, vanilla extract and coconut powder the taste is actually pretty good. Tofu has literally no flavor. It is super neutral so you won’t be tasting anything weird, I promise.
This Super easy gluten free chocolate cake is also full of protein, healthy and delicious.
If you are looking for a light, moist, easy and tasty cake you should try this recipe. It is the perfect gluten free chocolate dessert.
Super easy gluten free chocolate cake
Miryam's original recipe
Yield: 8 servings
Total Time: 45 minutes
- 5 organic eggs
- 1/2 cup olive oil or coconut oil, melted
- 1 cup black coffee
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1 cup unrefined sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 tsp aluminum free baking soda
- 1/4 tsp aluminum free baking powder
- 1 Tbsp coffee liquor, or 1 tsp espresso coffee powder
- 1/2 tsp real vanilla extract
- 14 oz firm tofu, drained
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 3 tsp instant coffee granules
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour, I used coconut flour, a 8 inch round baking pan and set aside.
In a bowl add the eggs, olive oil, and sugar. With a wire whisk, whisk until combined. Add coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda and incorporate well until there are no lumps. Add the black coffee, coffee liquor, if using, and mix through.
Add batter to the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. I baked mine for about 25 minutes.
Remove cake from the oven and let it cool on a cooling rack.
To prepare the frosting, place the frosting ingredients in a food processor and combine for about 1 minute until the mixture is nice and smooth.
Spread frosting over cooled chocolate cake and evenly sprinkle some chopped dark chocolate or any other chocolate of your choice.
Keep cake refrigerated.
This chocolate cake is totally wrong for my diet but hell ya, nothing can stop me loving chocolate I would love to make it as soon as I recover from my flu – Natalie
That is a beautiful chocolate cake! I love that it’s gluten free too.
I can’t wait to make this cake for my GF friend! She will love it!
Oh my gosh, this look so insanely yummy! Craving for this right now, love this!
My kid loves only chocolate cakes. I need to make this for him!
Saving this for the next time I am making a gluten-free dessert!
Now I need a slice of cake! Love all that chocolate goodness!
Awesome, but the carbs are way too high !