Rav (corvid) wrote,

High Altitude Wheat Free Chocolate Cake

This is a small quantity of dough, suitable for a small amount of cupcakes. I baked about 2/3 of the dough in a 5x2 inch loaf pan in a toaster oven and it behaved quite nicely. This is an adult chocolate cake - which is to say, it's dark, rich, and not too sweet.

1 cup plus 1 TB flour consisting of -
1 part rice flour
1 part tapioca
1 part potato starch

1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp guar gum (If using xanthum gum, reduce - perhaps 1/4 tsp?)
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda


Mix in -

1/3 cup plus 1 TB oil (could use butter, if desired)
2/3 cup milk / buttermilk / coffee (I used milk)
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg

Batter will be thin - think something like yogurt. Bake a little under 30 minutes at 350. It should double in height, and may crack on the top. Test with a toothpick. The original recipe suggested freezing it after it cooled for 5 minutes to help keep it moist, but it's edible out of the pan.

For low altitude instructions, add 2 TB sugar, remove 2 TB flour, reduce the liquid by 10%, slightly increase the leavening (1/4 tsp baking powder, perhaps?).

  • Retrojrpg doing a group game playthrough

    Thanks to Crantz for the webspace. Go here if you want to hear more - I'm going to be playing around with an old SNES game called Paladin's Quest…

  • Last week's posts on Retrojrpg

    Thanks to Crantz for the webspace. Laplace no Ma - A Cluthoid horror game on the SNES Dragon Quest - A classic. Final Fantasy II - It's…

  • Last week's posts on Retrojrpg

    Thanks to Crantz for the webspace. Hoshi wo Miru Hito - a terrible RPG, and remarkably so. Verne World - A SNES rpg with some curious choices…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.