Also . . . this is a "Hanunyah Creation" (I didn't follow a recipe, as always :) ). That's where my blog title came from, because I'm known to never follow a recipe exactly. Anyways, how this cake came about . . . We had no vanilla, so I used almond extract in a yellow cake recipe, and added cocoa powder to the other layer. And the coconut? Well, that was just to make it a bit fancier looking, and to cover up my mistakes :). This was the first layer cake I have done (I have made more layer cakes since I made this one, I'll have to post later).
Sorry for the not very exact measurements . . . sometimes I make things and it's just "dump and mix until it looks right".
Chocolate Almond Layer Cake (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Corn-free)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/4 cups gluten-free flour (I use rice)
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda +
1 teaspoon almond extract (somewhere around 1 teaspoon, I don't know exactly how much I used)
2. Mix the ingredients together in the order they're listed - creaming the softened butter and sugar first, then adding the eggs, flour, salt, baking powder, and finally the liquids. Mix well.