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chocolate brownie cake

gluten free chocolate brownie cake

This chocolate brownie cake is moist and luscious, yet very low in sugar and refined carbohydrates. It is also very low in salicylates, depending on your tolerance of cacao. It is beautiful served warm with a dollop of vanilla yoghurt or goats curd.

chocolate brownie cake recipe

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8-10 people
preparation time
20 minutes
cooking time
40-50 minutes


  • 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 2/3 cup rice milk
  • 1/3 cup unrefined cold pressed safflower
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup 85% cocoa chocolate
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


Preheat oven to 180 C / 350 F. Lightly grease a square 8-by-8-inch baking pan.

Sift together the cocoa powder, flours, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt into the bowl of your mixer. Gently heat on a low heat one cup of the chocolate until just melted and then stir in vanilla and maple syrup. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and mix gently until well combined.

Mix together mashed banana, oil and rice milk. Fold in this mixture into the chocolate batter. Add extra milk if needed. Spoon mixture into pan and spread evenly.

Bake for 40 -50 minutes The cake is done when an inserted skewer comes out clean.  Let cool at room temperature before serving.

nutritional information for chocolate brownie cake

  • Add a coconut flavour to this cake by switching the rice bran oil for coconut oil and omitting the vanilla.
  • Xanthan gum is a gluten free binder that will help hold the flours together. You could also use guar gum.
  • Cocoa provides minerals such as magnesium which helps relax muscles, therefore reducing muscle twitching and cramping.

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2 years ago

A really nice cake and super easy to make. I realise I am not a huge fan of buckwheat and can taste it lingering in the cake but substituting it with my own mix of gluten free flour ( besan, tapioca and corn flour) works well. I’m using it to make a chocolate trifle for Christmas desert.

2 years ago

Oh em freakin’ gee … I made this for my boyfriend for Valentines Day desert, I used a store bought GF flour mixture almond milk since it was what I had handy; I topped it with a ganache made with coconut milk to keep it dairy free. This is hands down the BEST desert I’ve ever made, its so simple and ridiculously delicious. Thanks!

2 years ago

Are there any sub for can xanthan gum? 🙂 I can’t find I in my country

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