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Gluten Free, Whole Grain Cake Recipe

Robyn Openshaw - Jul 24, 2010 - This Post May Contain Affiliate Links

Once on this blog, I posted a Hot Fudge Pudding Cake recipe, and reader Paula has converted it to gluten free with interesting ingredients like teff and sorghum. Here's her version, running again here so it's not lost and buried as a comment to an older post. Thank you, Paula!

"I just tried the Hot Fudge Pudding Cake recipe, but converted it to gluten-free with the whole grain flours I had on hand. It turned out great! I used agave for the sweetener, and I did NOT cut down on water because teff is VERY absorbent and needs even more liquid."

Gluten-Free Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Cake Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup teff flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup sorghum flour
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2/3 cup agave
  • 3 tbsp organic cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp Original Himalayan Crystal Salt
  • 3/4 cup filtered water
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Cake Directions

Blend all ingredients in a high-power blender or using a hand mixer. Pour into 9" square or oblong glass or non-teflon baking pan, then add topping. (Double recipe for 9"x13" cake pan.)

Topping Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup organic cocoa
  • 1/2 cup agave
  • 1 3/4 c filtered hot water
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (optional)

Combine cocoa, agave, and hot water, then pour over batter. Sprinkle chopped nuts over the top. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 40-45 min until done. Serve warm or cool.

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6 thoughts on “Gluten Free, Whole Grain Cake Recipe”

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  1. I think this will be perfect for my father-in-law, he’s really sensitive with gluten. So every time I bake cake he’ll just content himself with adoring my frosting, lol! I think I’m gonna surprise him with this one. I’ll ask the kids to bring it over to him, we live just a few houses apart, 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    Can honey be substituted for the agave?

    I have read a lot on why agave is not good and too sweet and bad for the liver on several web sites.

    What are the amount of calories,fiber and fat ?


    Grace Day

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thanks! I just bought some teff flour and was wondering what I will use it in. Would love more gluten-free recipes that are GSG-approved!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Where can you get all these different flours and ingredients. Also the question on teh agave. My daughter puts it in her sun tea. Is it good for you or not…


  5. Anonymous says:

    hi Just wondering what teff flour is??

  6. Anonymous says:

    I find most of my Gluten free flours(sorghum,.coconut,almond,tapioca,brown/sweet rice,garbanzo) @ WholeFoods.They sale GF all purpose bakind mixes too like Bob Red Mill.Hope that helps Jan.

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