I have been getting out and about and have started attending women’s group pot luck that looks to be a regular 1 time per month kind of a thing.
I tried making scones the first time, for the first time, but did not follow the directions on the box mix I used (when do I ever follow directions?) so the texture was more cake-like than biscuit-like. They taseted great though. I used lots of lemon zest and some apricot preserves.
Anyway, I used to make my bundt cakes for most dinner party or pot luck scenarios. So this last pot luck I made a chocolate coconut cake. It was a complete success. I got rave reviews, even from my fellow gluten free friend. She seemed shocked by how good it was. I’m used to regular food eaters expressing surprise. I get a lot of people saying, “Wow, this is gluten free? It’s not the same as regular (insert cake, bread, crackers) but I like it!” This time it was more like, “Wow, this is amazing. I can’t believe how good this is. Make it again.”
So here is the recipe so you too can experience the deliousness:
Gluten Free Chocolate Coconut Cake
1 Box King Arthur Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix
1 heaping tbsp Cocao Powder
1/4 heaping cup Coconut Flour
1/4 cup Spectrum Essentials Decadent Blend Chia & Flax Seed with Coconut & Cocoa (found at Whole Foods and inspired this cake)
1/2 heaping tsp baking soda
1 cup egg substitute (like egg beaters)
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 can Light Coconut Milk
1 tbsp water
1/2-1 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
Pre-heat your oven at 350 F, bake the cake for about 45 minutes. Let cool for about 10 minutes, shake loose and flip cake out onto a plate. Something I like to try to more evenly distribute the chocolate chips is reserve half of the chips to put into the cake just before ptting it into the oven. I smoosh them into the batter in the pan and then smooth out the batter so it is even in the pan.
I garnished the cake with some dried coconut flakes/chips.
It feels good to be cooking again, especially when I have people to impress.
- Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free) (makeitnaked.com)
- Gluten Free Lava Cake (glutenfreerecipebox.com)
- Earl Grey Chocolate Cake (hometownunicorn.com)
- 33 Amazing Gluten-Free Desserts For Valentine’s Day (buzzfeed.com)
- Chocolate Mallow Layer Cake – Gluten-Free for Milk Bar Mondays! (thedustybaker.com)
- Top foods to avoid on a gluten free diet (sott.net)
- PALEO POTLUCK SOCIAL 3-2-13 Saturday (crossfitsynergistics.com)