Gluten Free Chocolate Pressure Cooker Cake

When you’re baking for work you must always, always account for those around you that have allergies and intolerances.

Recently I’ve gotten into gluten free items since there’s a few people around with a gluten intolerance.

Now I am no expert in substituting flours in the right amount to ensure a good texture, I do however trust various branded mixes to do so. I am however open to learning! I did notice though that instead of normal flour most mixes use rice flour and tapioca starch and a few other ingredients. I’ll be posting a banana loaf recipe soon that I experimented a little with on top of the mix that I got.

So this cake was a ready mix with some extras, icing and love!

[Love is a very important ingredient when cooking]

What you’ll need

  • Gluten Free Chocolate cake mix
    • 2 Eggs
    • Oil/butter/marg
    • Whatever the mix needs
  • Choc chips (your choice or a mix)
  • Slivered almonds
  • Cranberries
  • Chocolate icing mix
  • Lemon icing mix
  • Or make your icing from scratch


  1. [If you’re using an oven and not a pressure cooker then preheat the oven]
  2. Place the mix into a bowl
  3. Add the choc chips, almonds and cranberries
  4. Follow the instructions for the mix. Pour/Spoon into pressure cooker bowl (put a square of baking paper at the bottom, it makes life easier) or oven safe tin
  5. [Place in oven/pressure cooker] When using the pressure cooker put a little water in the bottom of the pressure cooker. Place the pressure cooker bowl in, don’t put the weight on the lid and lock it all in.
  6. Make both icings
  7. Drizzle/spread the chocolate icing over the cake first
  8. Before the chocolate icing solidifies too much (wait about 1-2 minutes, depending on how thick your icing is), drizzle the lemon icing over the top and swirl the top to create a marble effect.
  9. Refrigerate or allow to solidify at room temperature
  10. Your cake is ready to go!

The nuts, cranberries and choc chips all add texture and different flavours, feel free to leave them out if you’d like!

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