Gluten free loaf cake

Chocolate and coconut gluten free loaf cake

This gluten free loaf cake is perfect if your just finding your feet as a gluten free baker. Its great tasting and easy to make, the whole thing is done within an hour. Chocolate and coconut is a flavour combination thats been tried and tested and the coconut does an amazing job of keeping your sponge from drying out.

So what’s stoping you? Give this one a try, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Gluten free chocolate and coconut loaf cake
Serves 8
Delicious layers of coconut and chocolate sponge, topped with chocolate icing
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
For the cake
  1. 150g Butter, softened
  2. 100g Caster sugar
  3. 50g Soft brown sugar
  4. 3 Eggs
  5. 1tsp Vanilla paste
  6. 125g Doves gluten free self raising flour
  7. 25g Ground almonds
  8. 50g desiccated coconut
  9. 2tbsp Coco powder
  10. A pinch of salt
For the icing
  1. 55 Butter, softened
  2. 85g icing sugar
  3. 30g cocoa powder
  4. 1 tbsp milk
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 180c/160c fan/gas 4. Grease and line your tin.
  2. 2. Mix 50g of the light brown sugar with your caster sugar and salt. Cream this with the butter until its light and fluffy.
  3. 3. Beat in your eggs one at a time, making sure each is fully incorporated before adding the next. Add 1tsp of vanilla paste with your last egg.
  4. 4. Mix together the flour with your xanthan gum and ground almonds. Incorporate this with your egg mixture, bit by bit, making sure you have no lumps.
  5. 5. Take around 1/3 of your mix and add it to another bowl. To this add the coco powder and beat to incorporate.
  6. 6. Add your coconut to the larger mixture and beat until incorporated.
  7. 7. Add half of your coconut mixture into the tin and spread evenly.
  8. 8. Add all of your chocolate mixture into the tin and spread evenly.
  9. 9. Finally add the remainder of your coconut mixture into the tin and spread evenly.
  10. 10. Bake for 40minutes then test the cake by inserting a skewer into the deepest part. If it doesn't come out clean return the cake to the oven 5 minutes at a time, until it does.
  11. 11. While the cake is cooling, add your icing ingredients to a clean bowl and beat until its light and fluff
  12. 12. Once your cakes fully cooled down, add a layer of icing on the top.
  1. Turn this into a marble cake by alternately adding small amounts of each batter and running a knife through the resulting mix right before adding to the oven.
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