Gluten-Free Fudgy Skillet Cake

This cake uses just cocoa powder, and not even that much cocoa powder, to get a very chocolatey flavor very simply. It’s perfect served with some vanilla ice cream!

IMG_7850Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour (use one without baking soda/baking powder like Pamela’s Bread Mix and Flour Blend or the Trader Joe’s brand flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Frosting:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside. Stir together the milk, egg, and vanilla in a small bowl or measuring cup and set aside.

Put the butter, vegetable oil, cocoa powder, and water in a 10″ cast iron skillet and bring to a boil, whisking until smooth.

IMG_7837 IMG_7838Remove from the heat and whisk in the dry ingredients until well mixed.

IMG_7839Stir in the milk mixture and whisk until smooth again.

IMG_7840Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake 20-25 minutes. Our skillet is actually 12 inches, so the batter was spread more thinly, so I took it out at 20.

IMG_7841While the cake is still warm, combine the butter, cocoa, and milk for the frosting in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

IMG_7842Remove from the heat and add the powdered sugar and vanilla, stirring until smooth.

IMG_7843Spread gently over the cake, and serve.

IMG_7845While the cake is still hot, it doesn’t make the neatest slices, but the leftovers come out of the pan looking much nicer the next day (if you have any leftovers, that is).

IMG_7846 IMG_7849

 Gluten-Free Fudgy Skillet Cake

A tiny bit adapted from One Good Thing by Jillee.

Cake:

  • 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour (use one without baking soda/baking powder like Pamela’s Bread Mix and Flour Blend or the Trader Joe’s brand flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Frosting:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside. Stir together the milk, egg, and vanilla in a small bowl or measuring cup and set aside.

Put the butter, vegetable oil, cocoa powder, and water in a 10″ cast iron skillet and bring to a boil, whisking until smooth. Remove from the heat and whisk in the dry ingredients until well mixed, then do the same with the milk mixture. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake 20-25 minutes.

While the cake is still warm, combine the butter, cocoa, and milk for the frosting in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the powdered sugar and vanilla, stirring until smooth. Spread gently over the cake, and serve.

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About sparecake

My name's Corinne, and I like cake, cookies, and chocolate! Also, non-c-things such as ponies, Star Trek, and biking. I write a food blog and a blog about life, wide open spaces, and museum work. Nice to meet you!
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