The classic Red Velvet Cake gets a gluten-free makeover. Your celebration deserves a cake as special as this one.
Preheat oven to 350°F. For the Cake, grease 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with oil. Coat with each pan with 1 teaspoon of the cocoa powder. Set aside. Mix remaining 1 cup cocoa powder, cornstarch, sorghum flour, tapioca flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.
Beat granulated sugar and oil in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add melted chocolate; mix well. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Stir food color and vanilla into buttermilk. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture on low speed until just blended. Do not overbeat. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire rack.
For the Frosting, beat cream cheese, butter, sour cream and vanilla in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Fill and frost cooled cake with Frosting.
• Read labels of all recipe ingredients to ensure all are gluten-free.
• No buttermilk? Use this simple substitute. Place 1 tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice in liquid measuring cup. Add enough milk to measure 1 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.
• For best results, do not open oven door during first 40 minutes of baking so cake can rise properly.