The blog post features the BEST, most decadent and moist cake recipe you’ll ever make from the Good For You Gluten Free blog. This is a recipe both my grandmother-in-law and mother-in-law make and it was shared with me to enjoy with my family and friends. None of us recall where the recipe came from – and we have morphed it over the years too.
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This is the one recipe I thought I would never be able to make again when I became gluten-free in April 2012 because, of course, it contains flour.
Then, a friend told me about Cup4Cup flour and suggested I try making it with this gluten-free flour blend. The beauty of Cup4Cup gluten-free flour is that you can make all your pre-gluten-free recipes following the exact instructions (hence, cup-for-cup), and just swap Cup4Cup flour for regular flour. Anyone who knows anything about gluten-free baking knows that a cup-for-cup exchange doesn’t work… until you use a true cup-for-cup blend.
I have tried this exact recipe with other “cup-for-cup” flours and something is just not quite right. That’s why I highly recommend you use Cup4Cup flour to get the most success with this amazing chocolate cake recipe. That said, I’m not a paid spokesperson nor did Cup4Cup contact me – I’m just a huge fan of the gluten-free flour blend and I want to share my baking secret with my readers. I encourage you to stock up on Cup4Cup and try it for yourself. You can buy Cup4Cup on Amazon too! (Ed. Note: I made this recipe with Bob’s 1to1 gluten free flour and Whole Note Gluten-Free, Seven-Whole-Grain Multi-Purpose Flour Blend – the cake turned out great every time!)
OK, I haven’t even told you the recipe yet. I’m still wavering whether or not I should do so.
OK, here goes nothing…. the recipe is for Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Applesauce Cake. This is my #1 go-to dessert recipe. I make it anytime I know I want to present a hit-tastic dessert that will provide me with tons of compliments about what a great baker I am (yes, I’m a sucker for compliments!). I don’t even know much about baking except that when you follow this recipe, you can’t go wrong! The top layer offers a crunchy brown sugar and chocolate chip crust, and the middle is moist and spongy thanks to the applesauce filling. It’s so good that you’ll have to exercise some self-control when eating it.
So before I change my mind, here is how to make my favorite go-to dessert: Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Applesauce Cake!
This cake freezes well too – enjoy!
Please don’t share this recipe with your friends. It’ll be our little gluten-free secret, okay?
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