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GF Chocolate Depression Cake

This recipe is based off an old recipe called, “Depression Cake.” It does not contain dairy nor eggs, so it was cheap to bake during that era. Thus, it is nearly allergy free. I took the recipe a step further and replaced the sugar with coconut sugar, removed the gluten, and provided a couple of icing options. I promise… it is delicious. I barely was able to take pics before it was eaten. Only crumbs remain.


GF Chocolate Depression Cake (Vegan)

By:Bekie A

Ingredients:

Dry:

1 1/2 cup of glutenfree flour mix (I used ancient grains or 1:1 baking ratio)

1 1/4 cups of organic sugar or coconut sugar

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp of baking soda

1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional-add in: pinch of cayenne or chili powder for a southwest kick)

Wet ingredients

1 cup of water or coffee

1 tsp of vanilla

1 tsp of vinegar or lemon juice

1/3 cup of vegetable oil

Directions:

Whisk dry ingredients together. Make a well in the center. In a separate Bowl, whisk wet ingredients. Add wet ingredients into the dry and stir until lumps are gone. Pour into an 8×8 greased pan. Bake on 350 for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Thick Frosting:

1/4 cup cocoa powder

2 cups of powder sugar

1 Tbsp of coffee or almond milk

2 Tbsp of DF butter or coconut oil

1 tsp of vanilla

Directions- 

Whisk frosting ingredients together. Add water to thin out if needed. Frost cake once it cools.

Chocolate Ganache

If you want to cut the sugar. Ice cake with this.

1 cup of DF (enjoy life) dark chocolate chips

1/4 cup of either coconut cream or coconut oil

1 tsp of vanilla

Directions:

Heat ganache ingredients in a glass bowl for 45 sec in the microwave. Pour over warm cake. Allow to cool.