40: gf chocolate fleck cake

i’ve been really staying with the theme of desserts here lately for my recipe challenge…

this cake is again, from the gluten free cooking for dummies. i knew it was going to be hard to beat…that chocolate cake with cream cheese icing matt has made a couple times had been our standard go-to for chocolate cakes…but, it isn’t gluten free.

maybe i should be called “the messy cook”

so, we tried another, and it was a huge success! thank goodness!

nonstick cooking spray

1 ¾ c. gf flour mixture

1 T. baking powder

2 t. baking soda

½ t. salt

½ c. butter, softened

2 c. sugar

1 T. vanilla

4 eggs

1 c. sour cream

3 oz. bittersweet chocolate, grated (i chopped up some chocolate chips for this)

¾ c. cold water

½ c. milk

  1. preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray
  2. sift the flour mixture, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. in a large mixing bowl, use the mixer to cream the butter until its fluffy.
  4. add the sugar and vanilla and continue whipping the ingredients until the sugar has been absorbed.
  5. whip in the eggs, one at a time.
  6. whip in the sour cream and grated chocolate.
  7. add the flour mixture alternately with the water and milk until the batter is well blended.
  8. pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  9. bake the batter at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

i should also add, that i put in a couple tablespoons of cocoa powder to the sifted mixture. it seemed weird to me to not have it. i think next time i might even go with 3 T. to give it more of a chocolate flavor. i made a simple chocolate frosting (1/4 c. butter, 4 T. cocoa powder, 6 T. milk, enough powdered sugar to desired consistency) to top the cake, but i think next time we should do the same chocolate cream cheese icing. yes, we love desserts!

i’ve got two, maybe three more recipes coming up this week, in fact, i just went to the store today. be looking out for a chicken corn chowder with corn bread, taquitos, and fried rice!

enjoy!

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