Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache


Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

This cake is divine! It is super rich and easy to bake for special occasions to share with great friends. I must warn you, this cake is so chocolaty, you will need a glass of milk for this cake. I baked this cake to enjoy with a very special couple, my friends Carlos and Charina who were soon to get married in a few days. I also added a butterfly made out of strawberry. It was perfect for that romantic occasion!

Usually when baking, you separate in two mixing bowls, the wet ingredients from the dry I love this recipe because all you need to do is add all the ingredients in one bowl and bake.

¼ cup of brown rice flour
1 cup of white rice flour
¼ cup of tapioca flour                               = 1 ½ cups of GF flour
¼ cup of coconut flour
¼ cup of corn starch

7 tablespoons of Hershey Cocoa (I used 2 different brands just because. You can use what you prefer)
7 table spoons of Nestle Cocoa
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon xanthan gum
1 cup brown sugar (Low sugar substitute: ¾ cup of applesauce, ½ cup of honey/maple syrup/agave)
¾ cup of sour cream/ plain yogurt at room temperature (You can use low fat sour cream/plain yogurt. For lactose recipe, use vegan or lactose free sour cream/plain yogurt)
½ cup vegetable oil
2 eggs beaten and at room temperature ( For egg allergies, use ½ cup of egg substitute)
¾ of warm water

1-Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 9 inch pan
2-Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl
3-Add the wet ingredients one at a time mixing in between each ingredient

4-Pour the batter into the greased pan and smooth out the top so it can bake flat
5-Bake for 30 minutes
6-Remove from pan and allow to cook on a rack

Ganache topping:

1/2 cup chocolate chips (or any chocolate)
½ cup whipped cream


1-Melt chocolate chips (Melt in :double boiler, microwave-1 min at a time mixing in between, or on low in a sauce pan
2-Once melted, add whipped cream
3-Remove from heat and allow to cool
3-Slowly pour the warm ganache over cake in sections, smoothing out the ganche .



You can wait for the ganache to dry for a matte look or eat like that with that glossy sparkly ganache.


Don’t you just love my cute strawberry butterfly!

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