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One-bowl Gluten Free Chocolate Loaf Cake Recipe

Gluten free chocolate loaf cake recipe! This cake is incredibly moist, with a rich chocolatey taste and a lovely gooey chocolate icing poured on top. Plus, you can make it all in one bowl!

Gluten free chocolate loaf cake recipe, anyone? Sometimes you just need a super simple recipe that’s easy to throw together in one bowl, yet tastes like pure heaven. And this is definitely it! Oh and make sure you keep reading on to find out my secret ingredient that makes this cake super soft and moist 🤫

One-bowl Gluten Free Chocolate Loaf Cake Recipe

This cake is every chocoholic’s dream. Firstly, you’ve got a soft chocolatey sponge that you’d never know is gluten free. The sponge is also packed with tons of chunky chocolate chips in every bite too.

(and no, they don’t all sink to the bottom either!)

Then, it’s topped with my 4-ingredient homemade chocolate icing which pours on like smooth, velvety, chocolatey bliss. Oh and some crunchy flaked almonds to finish 👌🏻

But I guess the best part about it is that it’s sooo incredibly easy to bake. You can make the cake in one bowl for starters, so not only is it really simple, but you’ll have very little to wash up which always helps!!

Just give the bowl a quick wash whilst your cake is baking in the oven and when it’s cooled, you can use it again to make your icing.

One-bowl Gluten Free Chocolate Loaf Cake Recipe

So, what’s the secret ingredient in my gluten free chocolate loaf cake recipe? Promise not to tell anyone? Promise not to post it on the internet so everyone can read it? (oops) It’s Crazy Jack’s organic ground almonds 🤫

But why ground almonds? Well, for a lovely, decadent chocolate cake like this, I want it to be *really* moist in the middle – that’s the sign of a good chocolate cake to me! And by substituting part of my gluten-free flour with ground almonds, that’s exactly what I ended up with.

I wasn’t even aware that you could buy organic ground almonds until I saw a row of Crazy Jack products sitting proudly on the supermarket shelf. None of their products even contain any preservatives and they’re grown exactly as nature intended, which can never be a bad thing!

If you wanna go hunt for Crazy Jack products to bake this like I did, then here’s a handy list of where you can find which products. I’ll highlight the ones you’ll need for this particular recipe because I’m super helpful like that 👇🏻

Crazy Jack in Tesco:

  • Flaked Almonds
  • Dried Raisins
  • Almonds
  • Ground Almonds
  • Sultanas
  • Walnut Pieces
  • Desiccated Coconut
  • Soft, Dried Apricots

Crazy Jack in Asda:

  • Mixed Fruit
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Ground Almonds
  • Desiccated Coconut
  • Sultanas
  • Traditional Apricots

Just head to the baking aisle in either Tesco or Asda to find them! Oh and don’t forget you can usually find them on Ocado too.

One-bowl Gluten Free Chocolate Loaf Cake Recipe

Ok, so here’s what you’ll need to make my gluten free chocolate loaf cake recipe…

Ingredients for my one-bowl gluten free chocolate loaf cake recipe

For the cake

  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g butter, softened (dairy free if necessary)
  • 3 eggs
  • 135g gluten free self raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 85g ground almonds
  • 25g cocoa powder, sifted
  • 100ml milk (dairy free if necessary)
  • 65g chocolate chips (dairy free if necessary)

For the icing

  • 45g butter
  • 60g dark chocolate (I use 54% dark) (dairy free if necessary)
  • 80g icing sugar, sifted
  • boiling water (until you get to the right consistency)
  • flaked almonds

Method for my one-bowl gluten free chocolate loaf cake recipe

If you’d prefer to watch a video of me making this then click here. I usually find watching someone bake it first to be the best idea before I attempt a recipe myself!

For the cake:

1. Preheat your oven to 160C Fan / 180C and prepare a 2lb loaf tin with baking paper.

2. Cream together your softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy (I use an electric hand mixer).

One-bowl Gluten Free Chocolate Loaf Cake Recipe3. Add in your eggs, gluten free self raising flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, sifted cocoa powder, ground almonds and milk. Mix together until combined using your electric hand whisk.

4. Fold in your chocolate chips carefully.

5. Spoon the cake mixture into your tin. Ensure it’s as even as possible. Place in the oven for about 50 minutes until cooked through.

6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin before moving to a cooling rack.

One-bowl Gluten Free Chocolate Loaf Cake Recipe

For the icing:

7. Wait until your cake has fully cooled before starting the icing. Either in a microwave or on the hob, melt together your butter and dark chocolate until smooth. Do this in a medium sized bowl.

8. Add in your sifted icing sugar carefully, mixing all the time so that no lumps form.

9. The mixture might be a little thick so very gradually add in some boiling water until you get a smooth dripping consistency. You can have it as thick or thin as you like really. It should also have a nice shine to it.

To assemble:

10. Drizzle the icing/glaze all over the cake, it will drip down the sides too if you have a similar consistency to me.

11. Sprinkle on top some chopped up flaked almonds.

12. Enjoy!

One-bowl Gluten Free Chocolate Loaf Cake Recipe - BEST EVER!

One-bowl Gluten Free Chocolate Loaf Cake Recipe - BEST EVER!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Gluten free chocolate loaf cake recipe! It's super moist, chocolatey and easy to make - you can make it just using one bowl!

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g butter, softened (dairy free if necessary)
  • 3 eggs
  • 135g gluten free self raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 85g ground almonds
  • 25g cocoa powder, sifted
  • 100ml milk (dairy free if necessary)
  • 65g chocolate chips (dairy free if necessary)

For the icing

  • 45g butter
  • 60g dark chocolate (I use 54% dark) (dairy free if necessary)
  • 80g icing sugar, sifted
  • boiling water (until you get to the right consistency)
  • flaked almonds

Instructions

For the cake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 160C Fan / 180C and prepare a 2lb loaf tin with baking paper.
  2. Cream together your softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy (I use an electric hand mixer).
  3. Add in your eggs, gluten free self raising flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, sifted cocoa powder, ground almonds and milk. Mix together until combined using your electric hand whisk.
  4. Fold in your chocolate chips carefully.
  5. Spoon the cake mixture into your tin. Ensure it's as even as possible. Place in the oven for about 50 minutes until cooked through.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin before moving to a cooling rack.

For the icing:

  1. Wait until your cake has fully cooled before starting the icing. Either in a microwave or on the hob, melt together your butter and dark chocolate until smooth. Do this in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Add in your sifted icing sugar carefully, mixing all the time so that no lumps form.
  3. The mixture might be a little thick so very gradually add in some boiling water until you get a smooth dripping consistency. You can have it as thick or thin as you like really. It should also have a nice shine to it.

To assemble:

  1. Drizzle the icing/glaze all over the cake, it will drip down the sides too if you have a similar consistency to me.
  2. Sprinkle on top some chopped up flaked almonds.
  3. Enjoy!



Thanks for reading all about my gluten free chocolate loaf cake recipe! If you make it, I’d love to see how it turned out so don’t forget to take a snap of your creations and tag me on Instagram!

Any questions about the recipe? Please do let me know by following me on Instagram and leaving me a comment on a recent photo! You can also check out Crazy Jack on Instagram here too if you fancy!

Thanks for reading,

Becky xxx

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