Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Cake with Ganache Frosting

This dessert is only for serious chocolate lovers. The cake is laden with cocoa and ganache frosting. I have added some fresh raspberries to give it that extravagant, luxurious, decadent and irresistible flavour. Indulge yourself in this vegan chocolate cake. You will never know this dessert is gluten free

Ingredients

1 cup gluten free all purpose flour blend
1 cup almond flour
1 cup raw turbinado sugar
½ cup pure cocoa powder
3 tsp. GF aluminum free baking powder
½ tsp. sea salt
½ tsp. xanthan gum
1 flax egg, (1 Tbsp. GF ground flaxseed + 3 Tbsp. warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes)
1 1/3 cup non-diary milk (coconut, rice or almond)
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. raw apple cider vinegar
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
6 oz. fresh raspberries
FROSTING
1 cup coconut cream
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
10 oz. GF vegan dark chocolate chips or chocolate bar
2 cups GF icing sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray two 8-inch round cake pans with coconut oil or brush with extra virgin olive oil. Cut out circles of parchment paper and place on the base
In a large bowl mix flour, turbinado sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and xanthan gum until well combined
In a separate bowl whisk together flax egg, milk, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla. Pour into dry ingredients and mix until you have a smooth batter
Divide batter between two cake pans and bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool completely on a cooling rack before frosting
For the frosting; add coconut cream and coconut oil into a small saucepan and heat until almost boiling. Remove from the stove
Place chocolate pieces into a glass bowl and pour hot coconut cream over the top. Allow the chocolate to melt, then whisk until creamy
Add icing sugar and using an electric mixer whisk until smooth. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. After the frosting is cooled, whisk it up again. If needed add a little more icing sugar until you reach desired consistency
Frost one cake with half the frosting and scatter with most of the raspberries. Place the other cake on top and gently press down. Finish with remaining frosting, some raspberries and shaved chocolate if you wish


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