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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

 
A couple weeks ago my family was coming over.  I thought I'd make a desert just in case they wanted a treat.  I had been to the store and picked up a gluten free cake mix.  Or so I thought.  The gluten free items were on the top shelf.  I took a yellow cake mix and then saw a chocolate next to it.  I put the yellow cake back and bought the chocolate cake mix.  Gluten free cake mixes are more expensive, but I thought it would be good to have one in the pantry.  Well, when it was time to make it, lo and behold it was NOT gluten free.  Good thing I saw it before I actually opened the box.  The stinkers in the store put this special cake mix right next to the gluten free items.  They did it because who is going to buy a $5.00 cake mix unless it is a specialty item.   I haven't made it yet.  It better be fantastic.

They tricked me with this cake mix.

So there I was with no cake mix and very little time to make a snack.  I went to the computer and did a search.  I found a recipe for a gluten free cake.  I had all the ingredients on hand, and I made it.  It was very good.  Everyone liked it including those who can eat gluten.  I sent the remainder home with my daughter.  She was looking forward to having a piece the next day when she returned home from work.  When she got home, she took the cover off the container.  It was empty.  She was so disappointed.  Someone in the house also liked it and had finished it off.



Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups gluten free flour blend
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/4 cups milk
2 T. instant coffee
1 cup chocolate chips

Sift together the dry ingredients in a bowl.

Add the oil, vinegar, vanilla and blend.  Scrape the bowl and add the milk.  If you want it really chocolatey add some chocolate extract.  I didn't have any of that ingredient.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  You can use a little more than a cup if you love chocolate like I do.

Pour into a greased bundt pan.  Bake for 50-55 minutes at 350 degrees.  Cool for at least 10 minutes before eating.