Chef Emily's Double Chocolate Cake

For World Chocolate Day, Chef Emily is celebrating with a double chocolate cake. Plus, it's gluten-free and dairy-free so everyone can enjoy it!

Double Chocolate Cake

Cake Ingredients

  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp. flax meal + 4 tbsp. water)
  • ½ cup unsweetened plain almond milk
  • ¾ tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup cane sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp espresso powder

Cake Instructions

  • Make flax egg and let sit for 10 minutes until a paste forms.
  • Combine almond milk and apple cider vinegar and allow to sit for 10 minutes to coagulate.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flax eggs, almond milk and apple cider, oil, syrup, sugar, applesauce, and vanilla.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, unsweetened cocoa powder and espresso powder.
  • Slowly and in batches, incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  • Prepare 2 6-inch cake pans (or a 9-inch cake pan or cupcake pan). Spray with nonstick cooking spray and dust pans with cocoa powder.
  • Evenly distribute the batter between both pans.
  • Place in Tovala Smart Oven and scan QR code below.
  • Rotate the positions of the pans 12 minutes into the cycle.
  • Remove and allow to cool before icing.

Frosting Ingredients

  • ½ lb. (8 oz.) vegan butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup (6 oz.) melted chocolate, cooled
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk

Frosting Instructions

  • In a stand mixer, add room temperature butter. Whisk until butter is well whipped: light and airy.
  • Gradually add in powdered sugar, on low speed.
  • Add in extract and melted, cooled chocolate. Whisk until incorporated and silky in texture.
  • Add in almond milk if needed to loosen and make creamy.
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