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Thursday, 2 June 2016

Christina's Fabulous Gluten Free Texas Sheet Cake!

This is my friend Christina's wonderful, fabulous, delicious chocolate Texas Sheet Cake recipe!  She is a fabulous cook who's husband was diagnosed with Celiac, so she's been working to whip up delicious recipes ever since.  Christina put together this awesome recipe and kindly said she'd be happy for me to share it on my blog.  Thank you Christina!!! This is a great cake to add to your family favorites list! Enjoy!

I have written the recipe with ingredients incorporated alongside the directions, but I'll provide a full list of ingredients at the end of this recipe for those that prefer that.  

A delicious slice of Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake! 

Christina's Fabulous Gluten Free Texas Sheet Cake! 
Serves ~15-20 (depending on how you slice it, can be more or less)

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, then butter edges (OR butter entire cookie sheet).

Melt in a small saucepan over medium to medium-high heat:
1 cup butter

Add, then bring to a boil and let boil for 30 seconds, stirring til very smooth:
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 cup boiling water

Remove chocolate mixture from heat and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together: (It's important to mix dry ingredients first in GF cooking to avoid lumps)
3/4 cup brown rice flour
3/4 cup white rice flour
1/4 cup cornstarch OR arrowroot starch
2 Tbsp potato starch
2 Tbsp tapioca starch
1 tsp xanthan gum
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups sugar

Mix chocolate mixture into flour.

In a small bowl, combine:
1/2 cup buttermilk (OR 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar plus milk to equal 1/2 cup, let rest a few minutes to thicken)
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda

Mix buttermilk/egg mixture into the flour/chocolate mixture above.

Pour onto your prepared cookie sheet and spread evenly.
Texas sheet cake - ready to pop in the oven. 

Bake at 350 F for 25 minutes.

Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack.  Immediately begin preparing frosting so you can pour it on while the cake is still warm.
Fresh cake out of the oven. 

Frosting
In a small saucepan, melt over medium to medium-high heat:
3/4 cup butter

Add and let bubble/boil for 30 seconds:
1/3 cup cocoa powder

Remove from heat and add:
5 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste

In a larger bowl, mix until smooth:
2 3/4 cup powdered sugar
chocolate/milk/butter mixture from above

You want your frosting to be a consistency that it can be easily poured.   Pour evenly over warm cake, smoothly gently, if necessary.
Texas Sheet Cake with shiny sheen of delicious frosting on top.
Let cool, then slice and enjoy!!!
A slice of cake, ready to inhale! 

Full ingredient list for cake: 
1 cup butter
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 cup boiling water
3/4 cup brown rice flour
3/4 cup white rice flour
1/4 cup cornstarch OR arrowroot starch
2 Tbsp potato starch
2 Tbsp tapioca starch
1 tsp xanthan gum
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk (OR 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar plus milk to equal 1/2 cup, let rest a few minutes to thicken)
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda

Frosting ingredients:
3/4 cup butter
1/3 cup cocoa powder
5 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
2 3/4 cup powdered sugar

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