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JennyC

Please Post Your Favorite gluten-free Chocolate Cake Recipe

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My son's Birthday is coming up in a little over a month, and I plan on having a large party. I would like to make a cake from scratch because the mixes are so expensive and usually make a smaller amount than a normal cake mix. I am going to make a cake using a race car mold and also some cupcakes. I need a cake that is not too finicky because it can't stick to the mold. I have tried converting gluten cake recipes to gluten-free by using my standby mix: 3 parts white rice flour, 2 parts potato starch, 1 part tapioca starch & 1 tsp xanthan gum per 1.5 cups flour. The cakes are either not flavorful enough and/or they are really spongy. Please help! I'm driving my family nuts by making so many cakes!!! :P


Jenny

Son 6 yrs old, Positive blood work, Outstanding dietary response, no biopsy.

Household mostly gluten free since 3/07

Me: HLA-DQ 02 & 0302 (DQ 08), which I ran & analyzed myself!Currently gluten lite, negative tTG, asymptomatic

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Here's what we use - Bette Hagman recipe. I think the sour cream is what makes it so good - very moist.

Featherlight Chocolate Cake

1 3/4 cup featherlight flour mix

1/2 tsp Xanthan gum

2 cups sugar

3/4 cup cocoa

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

1 cup sour cream

1 cup boiling water

beat eggs, add sour cream and vanilla

beat in dry ingredients

slowly add boiling water and mix well

bake at 350 F

9 x 13 pan -- 35-40 minutes

13 x 18 pan -- 17-20 minutes

cupcakes - bake about 20 minutes

Featherlight Flour Mix

white rice flour 1 cup

tapioca flour 1 cup

corn starch 1 cup

potato flour (not starch) 1 tbsp


Bev

Mom of Garrett - Mizzou freshman; diagnosed Jan 2005

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Try the recipe on the back of the Hershey's cocoa container (the one with the cup of boiling water) but sub in the Pamela's gluten-free baking mix for flour, you have to minimally alter the baking powder, soda and salt but the pkg of Pamela's tells you how much is already in the mix cup for cup-if not, let me know and I have the full conversion for that recipe at home.. OMG it is heaven!


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Daughter diagnosed 1/06 bloodwork and biopsy
-gluten-free since 1/06

Son tested negative-bloodwork (8/07), intestinal issues prompted biospy (3/08), results negative, but very positive dietary response, Dr. diagnosed Celiac disease (3/8)

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I use buttermilk in place of milk in any cake recipe... it makes it nice and moist.

Natalie


Endoscopy May 23,2007 - positive

Entrolab Dec 2006:

Fecal Antigliadin IgA 209 (Normal Range <10 Units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 35 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 371 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow

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I know that you are looking for a recipe for a really good chocolate cake; but, I couldn't help myself...I just had to throw this in. I have been cooking gluten free almost 20 years and was constantly trying to come up with the perfect chocolate cake. A few years ago, I happened upon the Namaste Chocolate Cake Mix. This has got to be the most delicious chocolate cake I have ever tasted - gluten free or not. It is a very dark, rich moist cake; and unless you told them, nobody would every know it was gluten free.

All kidding aside, I am really a pretty good cook. But when I find a mix that can pull something off better than I can, I put my ego aside and go for it.

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I know that you are looking for a recipe for a really good chocolate cake; but, I couldn't help myself...I just had to throw this in. I have been cooking gluten free almost 20 years and was constantly trying to come up with the perfect chocolate cake. A few years ago, I happened upon the Namaste Chocolate Cake Mix. This has got to be the most delicious chocolate cake I have ever tasted - gluten free or not. It is a very dark, rich moist cake; and unless you told them, nobody would every know it was gluten free.

All kidding aside, I am really a pretty good cook. But when I find a mix that can pull something off better than I can, I put my ego aside and go for it.

I actually have one of those mixes that I have not tried yet. If it's that good, maybe it's worth the money. There are about 30 guests invited.

Thank you for all the replies. As always everyone is so helpful. :)


Jenny

Son 6 yrs old, Positive blood work, Outstanding dietary response, no biopsy.

Household mostly gluten free since 3/07

Me: HLA-DQ 02 & 0302 (DQ 08), which I ran & analyzed myself!Currently gluten lite, negative tTG, asymptomatic

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I love the Namaste chocolate cake mix. I've made chocolate cake from scratch too, but I actually like this mix even better. You can find it at Wild Oats, random health food stores or www.namastefoods.com


Jillian

Positive Blood test and Biopsy

Inflamed stomach lining

Gluten free since July 6, 2005

Tarrytown, NY

"Sometimes being a b$tch is all a woman has to hold onto." - Dolores Claiborne

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I use Pamela's Chocolate Cake Mix and add the cup of sour cream...OMG...it really is TDF....I served it at my son's b-day party and not one of the guests knew it was gluten-free until I told them. I really need to make this again b/c it really is THAT good.


Kim

"Life isn't about how to survive the storm

but how to dance in the rain."

Positive bloodwork 1/9/06

gluten-free since 1/12/06

Very positive dietary response

DS (12 years old)

Biopsy 7/7/06 ~ Diagnosed Celiac 7/12/2006

gluten-free since 7/15/2006

DD (almost 6)

HLA-DQ2 positive

Celiac Bloodwork negative 2 different times

Still eating gluten for now.

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My son's Birthday is coming up in a little over a month, and I plan on having a large party. I would like to make a cake from scratch because the mixes are so expensive and usually make a smaller amount than a normal cake mix. I am going to make a cake using a race car mold and also some cupcakes. I need a cake that is not too finicky because it can't stick to the mold. I have tried converting gluten cake recipes to gluten-free by using my standby mix: 3 parts white rice flour, 2 parts potato starch, 1 part tapioca starch & 1 tsp xanthan gum per 1.5 cups flour. The cakes are either not flavorful enough and/or they are really spongy. Please help! I'm driving my family nuts by making so many cakes!!! :P

Hi 'JennyC'

If you would like to try my recipe for chocolate cake (there's even photo's)

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just click on the link. (brand name in brackets can be ignored these are just brands that are

certified to be free from any cross-contamination in Ireland and are required by

The Irish Coeliac Society.)

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Good luck on the birthday, hope all goes well.

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Best Regards,

David.

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Chocolate cake recipe:


Chronically Ill and lost 56lbs in 3 Months Prior to Diagnosis.

Diagnosed in Nov 2005 after Biopsy and Blood Tests

Cannot tolerate Codex Wheat Starch.

Self Taught Baker.

Bake everything from scratch using naturally gluten-free ingredients.

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