The best gluten free chocolate cake using Jessica’s Natural Foods Gluten Free Chocolate Cake mix, a delicious frosting and fresh juicy, tart blueberries. This cake is so good, you won’t believe its gluten free and good for you.
I’ve been doing a lot of soap searching the last couple of weeks. It’s been a tough couple months for me. My momma bear and aunt had to fly in from Panama to get me back into my happy place.
While it was beyond amazing having them here, the process of changing hosting companies for the blog, working on the new and improved platform and a few other things really started to pile up. Also, there were a few little bumps happening in my personal life. I’ve been wanting to talk about it, just, not 100% ready, if you could only see the post, I delete, then type and then delete and then type and get up, cry, come back and switch to another post because it’s too darn emotional for me. So I realized maybe I’m not ready yet. To share. I will be. Honestly while trying to get back in my special groove, I realized something.
I am happiest when I am with you, writing here on the blog, working on stuff in the kitchen and learning more about the wellness trends to share with you. So yeah even though there are tons of things in my life that kind of took a weird turn I wasn’t expecting I am doing so much better and in a much healthier place that I think I have ever been.
I wanna thank all of you. You stuck with me through this weird patch of mine while not knowing what was happening and sent me tons of getting well soon messages on Instagram and my email.
My baby brother is here.
I also should share that he is gonna be guest appearing on the blog soon! YAY..!
He is actually the photographer in the family, I sadly have a long, long way to go and have to admit have learned a lot from him.
There’s a lot of exciting things coming to FOP land, like my first ever tea time with and you guys won’t believe who it’s gonna be.
She’s a close friend, blogger, and photographer and I can’t wait for you guys to read all the fun we had when we got together for tea. Virtually, of course.
Alright, so today I’m actually here to share a recipe with you, a chocolate recipe that will kick all your other chocolate recipes out the door.
I’m pretty sure you know how crazy I am about chocolate. I mean look at all the brownie recipes I have uploaded in the past year and hello TEAM CHOCOLATE was made in honor of my love for chocolate.
This cake is perfectly acceptable for breakfast, I mean there’s fruit on it, so why not?
Fruit makes anything acceptable for breakfast, or an anytime snack.
I really dig eating this with some warmed up macadamia nut milk I’ve been making lately.
I opt for using kefir in this recipe, it gives it a buttermilk tang I really dig, plus kefir is good for you.
I use applesauce instead of oil, and only add 2 tablespoons of oil to this entire recipe.
I add vanilla extract like the directions say and the 3/4 cup of boiling water along with the eggs. At first, I was like, the wait is this gonna work?
It looked a little on the thin side.
It totally did.
WHAT YOU NEED FOR THE BEST GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE CAKE
1 package of Jessica’s All Natural Foods Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix
3/4 cup of kefir or any milk of choice, nondairy is fine
2 T of chaga
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, I use Simply Organics
1/4 cup of applesauce, I make my own or you can use any unsweetened store-bought version
2 tablespoons of avocado oil
3/4 cups of boiling water
1 can of Simple Mills vanilla frosting, or any frosting you like
2-3 cups of fresh organic blueberries
2 tablespoons of orange zest
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO MAKE THIS CAKE
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Grease two 8 inch cake pans.
In a large bowl, add the eggs, milk, oil, applesauce and vanilla extract. Mix until everything is incorporated. Then add the flour blend and chaga. Mix until combined.
Add the boiling water, and carefully mix the batter for 60 seconds.
No worries, the batter will be thin. It’s all good 🙂
Bake for 25-30 minutes.
One was ready in 25 and the other in 28. Place a toothpick and if it comes out clean your set.
Set aside to cool.
Add the orange zest to the frosting and mix until well combined.
Then when the cakes are cooled, frost them and top with blueberries until every inch is covered.
Enjoy. I like to with a glass of milk or some tea.
Thank you, Jessica’s Natural Foods for sponsoring this post. It means so much to me to work with brands that I love and support Follow Our Passion. All opinions are my own.