Sunday, January 13, 2013

Grandma's Chocolate Cake - Gluten Free


My hubby's sweet grandma is celebrating her 100th birthday today!  In honor of this special day, I wanted to share with you her scrumptious chocolate cake recipe.   

Grandma's Chocolate Cake
 
1 1/2 cups GF multi-blend flour
3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 - 1 ounce squares semi-sweet baking chocolate - melted
1 cup mash potatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 cup water
 
*Preheat oven to 350 F.
 
*Combine flour and xanthan gum in a large mixing bowl.
 
*Add sugar, shortening, eggs, milk, salt, cocoa and vanilla.  Beat at medium speed until smooth.
 
*Mix in melted baking chocolate.
 
*Add mash potatoes and beat well.
 
*Dissolve baking soda in 1/4 cup water. Add to mixture and beat just until blended.
 
*Pour into a greased and floured 9x13 pan.
 
*Bake at 350F for 30 minutes, or until toothpick in center comes out clean. 

 
This moist, chocolaty cake tastes great served plain or lightly sprinkled with powdered sugar and a tall, cold glass of milk. 
 
Happy 100th Birthday, Grandma!
 
 
  
Joining in the fun at:
 
Debbiedoo's Newbie with a Twist Party 


(This recipe was modified to make it gluten-free.  For the original recipe, replace the GF flour with regular white flour and omit the xanthan gum. )

5 comments:

  1. It looks delicious! Where do you buy your GF flour...do you have to go to a Whole Foods type store or do they carry it in the regular grocery stores? I've never really checked. I would love to try something like this.

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  2. Great recipe for a GF cake...and 100th Happy Birthday to hubby's gramma! xo Diana

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  3. Wow! 100 years. (I bet that lady has some stories to tell!)
    The cake looks yummy, Sharla!

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  4. Looks wonderful! And gluten free even better. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Oh, Grandma's chocolate cake looks so yummy.

    100 years - that is so special!

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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