Sunday, July 7, 2013

Yellow Cake with Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Cake - Overview

As the only baker in my family, I am responsible for making everyone’s birthday treats. I find the process of baking so relaxing. I really enjoy tweaking various recipes to play around with the ingredients. I’ve made these One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes on countless occasions. They are always a hit. While I will never turn down a chocolate cake, I’ve been craving a yellow cake. I have to admit I gave a few boxed cake mixes a try out of desperation. They were pretty awful. They tasted nothing like the traditional yellow cake I remember before going gluten free.

In my hunt for a good yellow cake recipe I looked for a gluten free flour blend similar to the blend I use: rice flour, potato starch and tapioca flour. I always have these three ingredients on hand. It makes it easier to whip up a sweet treat on a whim. I was thrilled to find a Yellow Cake Recipe fromĀ The Gluten-Free Homemaker. I made it exactly as listed except I substituted 3/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce for the 3 eggs (1/4 applesauce per egg). The cake had just the right consistency of moist buttery flavor. As you can see, I added a generous amount of my favorite Chocolate Frosting. This cake will definitely make an appearance at the next family birthday party!

Chocolate Cake - Slice

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4 Responses to “Yellow Cake with Creamy Chocolate Frosting”

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    Barbara | Creative Culinary — July 8, 2013 @ 11:49 AM

    Sure looks good to me!

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    Jersey Girl Cooks — July 8, 2013 @ 8:48 PM

    Mmmmnn! Now you have me craving cake. Looks so yummy.

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    Angel Blue — September 21, 2013 @ 12:46 AM

    i have always wondered if a pear could be made into a sauce like an apple? and could that be subbed as does apple sauce?
    i have difficulty with apples so i am on the look out for an alternative. pears seem the least problematic to me. thank you!!

    • Wendy replied: — September 23rd, 2013 @ 7:40 AM

      I’m sure you can make a sauce with pears. It’s worth a shot. Let me know how it turns out.

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