1tspxanthan gumomit if your gluten free all purpose flour blend contains this or guar gum
1cdairy free buttersoftened in the microwave, not melted
4large eggsroom temperature
⅓cdairy free buttermilkrecipe above
¼ccold brewed coffee
1csemi-sweet chocolate chipssuggestion in post
Combine the dairy free milk and vinegar in bowl and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly spray a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with non-stick spray over the bottom and sides of the pan. With parchment paper line the bottom and sides of the pan, allowing extra to hang over the long sides.
In a large bowl, sift the flour, xanthan gum if needed, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. It's important to sift these ingredients for a smooth loaf.
Next, in a stand mixing bowl or handheld mixer, cream the butter on medium for a minute. Scrape down the sides often.
Add in the granulated sugar and mix several minutes (3-4 minutes) on medium.
Then add in the eggs one at a time, mixing at least 30 seconds in between each egg. Again scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl often.
Add in the vanilla extract, buttermilk, and brewed coffee until well combined.
Slowly add in dry ingredients to the mixer bowl. Again scrape down the sides of the bowl well.
Once the batter is well incorporated transfer to the loaf pan.
Bake for 53-55 minutes. Place a cake tester in the center of the loaf and remove. The cake tester should come out clean when this loaf is baked completely.
Transfer the loaf pan to cook completely on a cooling rack. Allow to completely cool before frosting.
Chocolate Ganache Instructions
Pour the chocolate chips into a deep medium size bowl.
Place the coconut cream in a saucepan on medium heat until it is just about to boil.
Remove from heat and pour over the chocolate chips. Allow to sit for 2 minutes.
Then whisk the heated coconut cream and chocolate chips until smooth.
Allow to cool and thicken to a light pudding consistency-- not too runny or thick (about 50 minutes.)
Keep the cake loaf in the pan or remove to a pretty plate. Then pour the ganache over the bread loaf; spread around with an angled spatula.
Allow to set, cut, and serve.
Cover leftovers in an airtight container up to 2 days.