My husband of 2 years found out that he can no longer have foods containing gluten. My first thought was, ooookay, exactly what is gluten? My next thought was, oh no, I'll have to relearn how to cook everything. The thing is, cooking is the one thing that I'm pretty good at, so I'll admit, I panicked a little. Okay, so I panicked a lot. I've only just started researching celiac disease, so I'm gradually gaining a better understanding of what he can and cannot have. Once I got over the initial shock though, I decided that I was up for the challenge. I mean, how hard can it be, right? Anyway, I figured I would try to start with something the whole family might enjoy. So, I found this recipe for chocolate cake online. It was very rich and incredibly moist. Hopefully you'll enjoy it. Let me know if you try it. I'd love to hear your thoughts.
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
1 1/2 cups butter, melted
1 3/4 cups white sugar
1/2 cup of water
2 cups whipped cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 10 inch round pan and line bottom with parchment paper.
Chop chocolate squares.
Place in a large bowl with chocolate chips.
Add melted butter.
Heat water and 1 1/2 cups of sugar in a saucepan until boiling.
Pour batter into 10 inch pan. Place 10 inch pan on a cookie sheet in the oven and fill the cookie sheet with water.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 to 50 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool and refrigerate for several hours.
Dip the pan in hot water to remove cooled cake. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. If desired, garnish with whipped cream and serve.