Gluten-free, Vegan, Egg-free and Milk-free
Make 2 cups of very strong mint herbal tea. (Use a least four bags, do not just steep it longer as it may become bitter). Allow this to cool (if possible) with the tea bags removed.
For a single 9×13 pan
3 cups gluten free flour blend*
2 cups sugar
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups mint tea (made earlier)
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Peppermint extract to taste. I used about 1/2 teaspoon.
Mix the dry ingredients
Mix in the liquid ingredients except for the mint extract
Add mint extract to taste and smell preferences.
Bake for about 40 minutes at 350 F until a knife comes out clean
* This is the recipe I use for making Vegan Gluten Free Flour. http://alittleinsanity.com/all-purpose-gluten-free-flour-mix-recipe/
I don’t generally use the more expensive Bob’s Red mill as my source of the component flours except for the brown rice flour as I can get them cheaper locally in Asian grocery stores. For bread and where vegan is not needed I sometimes use different recipes. but that is a different article .