Gluten Free & Vegan Chocolate Cake

Posted by ♦***Admin--Dia***♦ on June 14th, 2010. Filed under: Casein Free, Dairy Free and Vegan, Vegetarian, Wheat and Gluten Free.

Gluten Free and Vegan Chocolate CakeThis is for all of my fellow hydrocephalus and arachnoid cyst sufferers who have to deal with a shunt on a daily basis. My fellow shuntees, I give you this cake, I hope it can help ease some of the pain you go through and distract you from the endless rattling, buzzing and overall annoying noises your shunt is making today. Whether it is overdraining or underdraining, shunt malfunction can be an absolute nightmare, and no one quite understands unless they have one.

Gluten Free and Vegan Chocolate Cake

1 1/2 cup of vegan spread
1 2/3 cup of caster sugar
2 enerG egg replacers
1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup sorghum flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons gluten free baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
1/2 cup boiling water

Gluten Free and Vegan Chocolate Cake

For the brandy cream icing

2 tablespoons soy cream
splash of brandy
1 cup icing sugar

Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C).
Line two 9 inch cake tins with non-stick paper.
Beat the vegan spread with sugar.
Add the enerG egg replacers
Mix with flour, cocoa powder and baking powder.
Add ½ cup of boiling water and mix well.
Pour the cake batter into the cake tins and bake for approximately 30 minutes.
Test with a bamboo skewer, by placing it in the middle of the cake to see if the cake is still uncooked.
When the cake is cooked, leave for 10 minutes in tins before flipping onto a cooling rack.
Wait until cake is completely cooled before icing.
Ice cake as you wish, sandwich the layers together and ice all around the top and sides or only sandwich the layers together. It’s up to you, but either way this cake tastes delicious!!
Gluten Free and Vegan Chocolate Cake
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5 Responses to Gluten Free & Vegan Chocolate Cake

  1. Jen Jen

    Looks delicious! Nice to see you posting again Dia!

  2. Michael

    where have you been? missed your posts!

  3. Dave

    I haven’t got a shunt, can I please have some cake ? Looks great Dia !

  4. Christine Dugdale

    I’m sure there must be people who don’t enjoy chocolate cake, fortunately, I don’t know any, and they always go down a treat. This looks great:-)

  5. Amy

    Love the texture of that cake! I often find the texture of gluten free chocolate cakes to be somewhat inferior to that of their wheaten counterparts, but this looks good.

    I recently gave in at a wedding to the posh-looking chocolate cake. It had a majestic texture and was consistent throughout and nice to eat. Not to mention the fact that nearly 4 hours afterwards I was thinking I would need the hospital and could hardly walk due to severe joint pain. Sick for 2 weeks afterward (I’m coeliac) Registered & Protected