Chocolate Chip Cake from Scratch
Eating cake on a gluten, dairy, and egg free diet does present some challenges. Although the cake possesses a wonderful, light, airy texture, I often encounter that my cake has very little ‘rise’. This recipe is packed with a wonderful flavor, leaving anyone coming back for more.
For Basic Yellow Cake:
I prepare two 8 inch cake pans by greasing and then adding a light layer of sugar, or GF flour, to prevent sticking. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, beat together 1 1/4 cup sugar and 3/4 cup softened Vegan butter until it holds together as below:
Add in 1 tsp GF Vanilla
,3/4 cup whipped Tofu, and 1/4 cup oil to your butter mixture until well blended. In this particular recipe, I used McCormick’s French Vanilla Extract and it added an extra boost of flavor.
Alternately, add dry ingredients and 1 1/2 cup Almond Original milk (or any dairy free milk substitute), making sure mixture is well blended after each addition. When blended, I folded 1 cup of gluten and dairy free miniature chocolate chips into the batter. Evenly pour your batter into your prepared cake pans and bake for 30-35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick in center of cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool on baking racks.
When cake is cool to touch, I invert one layer onto cake tray and the other on a wire rack until it is cool enough to frost.
While the cake is cooling, I prepare my frosting. This particular frosting came out thin for me, so I believe next time, I will use the Sour Cream Frosting recipe
for our own personal taste, but any of your favorite frosting recipes will work.
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