Can the Dark And Sumptuous Chocolate Cake be made with gluten free flour? Will it still be so moist? Sometimes gluten free cakes have a powdery consistency.
Nigella's Dark And Sumptuous Chocolate Cake (from SIMPLY NIGELLA) is a vegan cake with a rich ganache-type icing. The cake uses regular wheat flour. We note that some people have made the cake with gluten-free flour blends (for baking), but we are concerned that without both eggs and gluten the cake may sink in the centre as it cools and also will break up very easily. As the batter is quite liquid, you probably don't need to add any extra liquid but the texture of cakes made with gluten-free flours are always different to those made with wheat flour.
If you are looking for a gluten-free cake then we would suggest trying the Chocolate Olive Oil Cake, though this contains eggs. For a vegan and gluten-free chocolate treat we would suggest trying the Mine-All-Mine Sweet And Salty Chocolate Cookies. The recipe makes 2 cookies but is easy to scale up to make more and also adapts very well to gluten-free flour. However, we would just caution that as the gluten-free cookies are quite tender, it is best to let them cool completely before trying to eat them.