Remember how I said you should indulge those cravings and allow yourself a little treat? Ta-da! Here’s a gluten free cake recipe you’ll totally want to try! You can stick to your healthy and clean eating I chatted about last week while still enjoying a little slice of this deliciousness.
I’m a HUGE fan of gluten free treats. A treat without all that discomfort, score! This cake was super easy to make and with the chocolate chips and almond slice topping it’s pretty to look at too. I sampled the batter then sampled the frosting and thought they were so so, but when the two combined… oh. my. gosh. Chocolate with a hint almond is my new favorite.
The cake tastes like a killer brownie. I almost called this gluten free chocolate almond cake the gluten free killer brownie cake. Grab the recipe below and treat yourself!
Gluten Free Chocolate Almond Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
1 1/2 cup of gluten free almond flour
3/4 tsp xanthan gum
14 tbs of unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of sour cream
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
2 eggs (beaten)
3/4 cup of water
Preheat the oven to 350. Butter a round or square baking pan (I used a pie dish for this cake). In a bowl combine all the dry ingredients and blend well. Add in the sour cream, oil, beaten eggs and water slowly. The mixture will be thick, similar to brownies. Pour the batter into your baking dish and bake for 30 minutes. Allow the cake to cool and then place it on a cooling rack or cake plate to for frosting.
6 oz of melted chocolate chips
1 1/2 sticks of room temperature unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar
1 tsp of vanilla extract
Using a double broiler melt your chocolate chips. Allow the chocolate to cool slightly. Using a mixer, blend the butter until it’s slightly fluffy. Combine the melted chocolate with the butter. Fold in the vanilla extract. Slowly blend in the confectioners sugar. Frost your cake, top with chocolate chips and almond slices and serve proudly!