Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Gluten Free Vegan German Chocolate Cake Recipe

Gluten Free, Vegan German Chocolate Cake anyone? Anyone? I've made this cake twice during the past two weeks, first for a gluten free cookout with some dear friends & then for Easter Sunday. 

It was a hit. I had completely forgotten how much I LOVE German Chocolate Cake. I haven't had it in YEARS. It was memorable for me to make this cake because it was a favorite of my great-grandmother's. I miss her so much! I know she would have been proud of this cake. (Well she wouldn't have understood the point of the whole vegan thing, but that's okay! lol) 

This cake is actually quite simple to make! I simply took my favorite gluten free chocolate cake recipe and then added Susan of FatFreeVegan's German Chocolate Cake filling. I chose Susan's filling because it didn't use any artificial ingredients and I wanted a recipe that was casein free/ dairy free.

That's it! 

I did make some changes, but they were slight: 
That's all I changed. Everything else was the same and you can better believe I'll be making this dessert for YEARS to come! I loved making it. It was cathartic to me and very meaningful to know that I had learned how to make a gluten free version of one of the cakes my great-grandmother made when I was growing up!

I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have!


PS... I will be attending the Charlotte NC GF/AF Expo this weekend. If you're in the area, please stop by! Tickets are still available for $10 at the door -- a serious STEAL for the amount of programs being presented and the incredible number of vendors that will be there!!  I hope to meet you there!
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  1. Carrie,
    Your great grandma would be proud of you for carrying on her traditions of delciousness, even if the details wouldn't quite click.
    and I'm sure the recipe will help other people remember their childhood memories, too!

  2. Looks delish! I love German chocolate cake! Thanks for making it vegan - it's on my list to make soon :)

  3. I can not wait for an excuse to make this :) Thank you for sharing it!!

  4. Can you believe i've NEVER had a German Chocolate Cake?! WHERE HAVE I BEEN? Asia mostly. hehe :)

    I can't wait to try this out. And that overflowing top of goodness just makes you wanna dive right in.

  5. This looks so good - rich and delicious!

  6. Thank you SO much for this recipe! My best friend just got diagnosed with a whole bunch of food allergies, and today is her birthday and she was feeling pretty bummed that she couldn't have cake. I wanted to surprise her with a vegan, gluten-free cake, but I just did a test run on my roommates, and we all loved it! We all agreed that we couldn't tell it wasn't "normal" cake! So I'll be making it again for my friend! Thanks again!

  7. What an amazing desert. I would probably dive right into the batter.