Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Gluten Free Chocolate Heart Cake

GF Chocolate Cake

Cake Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten free flour (I love King Arthur Flour)
  • 1 tsp xanthum gum
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (more or less)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Cake Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, xanthum gum and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Bring the butter, cocoa, and water to boil in a pan. Pour over the flour mixture and beat.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, baking soda, buttermilk, and vanilla and pour over the flour mixtures and beat well.
  5. Ladle into red heart-shaped bakeable paper pans and place on a cookie sheet. Bake in the middle of the oven for thirty minutes.

Frosting Directions

  1. Bring butter, cocoa, and buttermilk to a gentle boil.
  2. Add the other ingredients and combine until smooth.
  3. Frost the cakes while they are still warm.
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 50 minutes

Yield: 8-10 servings

Categories: Heirloom Recipes, Special Diets

Tags: gluten free chocolate cake, Bob's Red Mill Gluten free Oatmeal, king arthur gluten free flour