Baking From the Heart - Delicious Chocolate Cake Recipes
Gluten Free Cake Recipe
When baking gluten free baked goods, I enjoy using Almond Flour. It is lower glycemic, higher in protein and gluten free. It makes the cake heavy but if you like you can lighten it by adding a little extra egg or baking powder.
Chocolates and Powders I prefer to use in my gluten free recipes
Dark 72% (my personal favorite for all recipes): Dark Chocolate
Red Cocoa (incredible versatility and A+ flavor): Red Cocoa Powder
Great Cake Ingredients:
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup Red Cocoa Powder
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1-3/4 cup almond flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk or almond milk (works the same)
- 2 teaspoon vanilla.
Great Cake Instructions:
Bake at 350 degrees for around 40 minutes in a greased baking round (2).
Ganache Frosting Recipe
It is always nice to add a little frosting to the cake...
- 1 pound (16 oz) Dark Chocolate
- 1 oz honey
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 4 oz cream (approximate)
Ganache Making Instructions:
Melt all together and whip up to a frosting.
Quick and Easy Drinking Chocolate Recipe
This drinking chocolate recipe is very simple. I use the Red Cocoa Powder with equal parts brown sugar by volume. For example: whisk 2 tbsp red cocoa and 2 tbsp brown sugar into 4 oz whole milk (higher fat works better - cream works awesome) and bring to a slight boil. Whisk again some to froth and serve. This is my favorite drinking chocolate of all.
As far as a mousse I like to make it simple, easy and quick. Many recipes call for egg and I don't like dealing with egg because of the possible issues associated with it so this is what I do.
The perfect dark chocolate for chocolate mousse recipes
- 16 oz Dark Chocolate
- 1 oz honey
- 9 oz heavy cream
Mousse Making Instructions:
Melt together and whip hard to make frothy and light. You can add more cream to lighten.
Baking from the Heart
I recommend experimenting some. I never measure and bake from the heart. No chocolate cake ever turns out the same but cakes always turnout delicious.