Gluten-Free Chocolate Snack Cake with Creamy Butterscotch Frosting

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 16
Gluten-Free Chocolate Snack Cake with Creamy Butterscotch Frosting

Ingredients

Cake

1/4
cup white rice flour
1/4
cup tapioca flour
1/4
cup potato starch flour
3
tablespoons sweet white sorghum flour
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1
teaspoon xanthan gum
2
teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup sunflower oil
2/3
cup almond butter
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup granulated sugar
2
eggs
1/2
cup water

Frosting

1/2
cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4
cup melted ghee
3
to 4 tablespoons almond milk
1/8
teaspoon salt
1
cup gluten-free powdered sugar
2
tablespoons sliced almonds
2
tablespoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with cooking spray (without flour).
  • 2
    In small bowl, mix flours, cocoa, xanthan gum, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt with whisk; set aside. In medium bowl, beat oil, almond butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, the granulated sugar, eggs and water with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gradually add flour mixture, beating until well blended. Pour batter into pan.
  • 3
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, place 1/2 cup brown sugar, ghee, 3 tablespoons of the milk and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Heat to boiling over medium heat about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; beat in powdered sugar until frosting is smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too thick, stir in additional almond milk, 1 teaspoon at a time. Frost cake. Sprinkle almonds and chocolate chips over top. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • Gluten-free ingredients, such as almond butter made from ground almonds, provide vitamin E and monounsaturated fat. Look for almond butter in the baking aisle of your grocery store.
  • When measuring brown sugar for baking recipes, be sure to firmly pack it into the measuring cup.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
27%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Potassium
140mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
28g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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