Easy Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

This Easy Chocolate Buttermilk Cake is surprisingly decadent, and will have you coming back for fourths… I mean, seconds.

This Easy Chocolate Buttermilk Cake is surprisingly decadent, and will have you coming back for fourths... I mean, seconds. RaiasRecipes.comA kitchen staple.

Ever since going gluten-free, chocolate cake has been a staple in my kitchen. Not because I have a sweet tooth, per se, but because I have a chocolate tooth. Yeah, I’ll pretty much eat anything with chocolate in it. 
 
Crepes
 
And I’ve been known to pair it with some interesting foods, too. Like sweet potatoes, avocados, black beans, oranges, pumpkin… You get the picture. But cake is something special to me.
 
I haven’t always been a cake-lover, though. Before going gluten-free I really didn’t enjoy cake at all. Too dry, too sweet. But after giving up gluten, I discovered that I could make my cakes just about any way I wanted to, and gluten-free cakes were usually better than their glutenous counterparts!
 
Like this cake. 

This Easy Chocolate Buttermilk Cake is surprisingly decadent, and will have you coming back for fourths... I mean, seconds. RaiasRecipes.comEasy Chocolate Buttermilk Cake.

This is actually a remake of one of the only cakes I would make before finding I couldn’t eat gluten (the other being Angel Food Cake). My American friend made it for me when I lived in Russia, and I was hooked after one bite! It has a rich, chocolatey taste, not overly sweet, but not bitter, and a perfect crumb. I knew I had to figure out a gluten-free version!
 
Each time I make this cake I try to get a really good picture of it, but I end up eating it all before that task is accomplished. Sometimes I don’t even get around to frosting it! Good thing it tastes amazing either way… 

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Easy Chocolate Buttermilk Cake
Gluten and egg free.
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Ingredients
  1. 3/4 c. buttermilk
  2. 2 t. baking soda
  3. 3/4 c. organic evaporated cane juice or coconut sugar
  4. 2 T. chia or flax meal
  5. 1/4 c. + 2 T. hot water
  6. 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  7. 1/2 c. soft butter or sour cream
  8. 2 t. vanilla (I like to make my own extract)
  9. 1 c. boiling water
  10. 1/2 c. finely ground brown rice flour
  11. 1/2 c. sorghum flour
  12. 1/2 c. tapioca flour
  13. 1/2 c. arrowroot powder
  14. 1 heaping t. guar gum
  15. 1/2 t. salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease and dust a 13x9 inch baking dish or bundt pan with cocoa powder.
  2. Combine chia meal and hot water in large bowl and set aside.
  3. When gelled, combine chia mixture, sugar, cocoa, butter or sour cream and vanilla.
  4. Stir in boiling water until well mixed and thick.
  5. In separate bowl, combine flours, starch, soda, salt and gum. A little at a time, beat into sugar mixture.
  6. Stir in buttermilk mixture and pour into prepared pan.
  7. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool, then frost.
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Chocolate Frosting
Free of grain, gluten, and eggs.
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Ingredients
  1. 2/3 c. evaporated cane juice
  2. 2 T. cocoa powder
  3. 1/4 c. butter
  4. 1/4 c. milk
  5. 1 t. vanilla
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in small saucepan and heat until boiling.
  2. Beat 1 minute, then remove from heat and beat until thickened.
  3. Spread over cake.
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This Easy Chocolate Buttermilk Cake is surprisingly decadent, and will have you coming back for fourths... I mean, seconds. RaiasRecipes.com

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