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Annika's Moist Cocoa Cake

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Category: Cakes
Recipe Created By: Amy Hugon

Annika's Moist Cocoa Cake

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1 cup gluten-free flour blend
1 cup sugar
1 cup hot water
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp xanthan gum
1 Tbsp Ener-G Egg Replacer mixed with 2 Tbsp water
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup margarine OR canola oil
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
confectioners (powdered) sugar (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 °F. Panspray 8" square pan.

Mix together dry ingredients (except for chocolate chips) and water. Add Egg Replacer mixture and melted margarine or oil; beat well. Spoon batter into pan. If desired, sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Bake 30 minutes.

If desired, sprinkle with confectioner's sugar when cooled.

This does sag a bit in the middle. It would turn out better in smaller pans. If you make it in smaller pans, start checking for doneness at about 20 minutes.

However, since 3 kids have eaten half the cake in 10 minutes, evidently the sag isn't a big issue.

This does taste more chocolatey with the chocolate chips on top. The cocoa flavor is more pronounced if you omit them.



The egg replacer mixture can be replaced with 1 whole egg.

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Help! My 3 year old is allergic to
Soy, Yeast, egg white, oats, rice, tomato, Apple, milk protein allergy, coconut, turkey, carrots, chocolate, nuts, has acid reflux no foods with acid, grapes, bananas, broccoli, beans, I need to Check my list to make sure I got them all. is there any recipes you may have to help me? It's so hard I can't find any.

Thank you,
Have a great day
God bless

Kathy P - KFA Admin 1/20/2016 1:28:07 PM

Hi Trish - Sounds like you have a lot of things to avoid, but we can certainly help! It's going to be hard to search the recipes based on all of those factors. I encourage you to post on our Food & Cooking forum at - members over there will have lots of ideas for you and we can help figure out how to swap things out if there is a specific recipe you find, but it has something in there you can't use.

Made this for my sons first birthday cake!! He is allergic to cows milk, soy, eggs, oats, and peanuts so making him baked goods has proven to be difficult. This recipie worked except I couldn't find egg replacer anywhere so I used an equal amount of original apple sauce

Kathy P - KFA Admin 3/15/2016 11:13:09 AM

Happy birthday to your little guy! Good to know that applesauce works as the egg replacement. EnerG Egg Replacer that is referenced in the recipe is usually found in the specialty baking section - it's a yellow-ish box. There are some other brands as well.

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