Gluten Free Chocolate Cake from scratch

13 Dec

I was commissioned to make a graduation cake, gluten and dairy free, natch, for the college my husband and I work at, so I did a bit of scouting, and found this one. I tweaked the flour blend a LOT bit…hoping it turns out…we’ll see!

Ok, it turned out AMAZING!!! The texture is perfect, the taste is like normal chocolate cake. Delicious! It’s fluffy and yummy. Woohoo!


Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 8 or 9 inch round pans, or one 9×13. 

In separate bowl, whisk together

1 1/2 c. sugar (coconut palm, whatever you use)

1 1/2 c. King Arthur Gluten Free multipurpose flour or the brown rice flour blend that I mixed up (recipe at bottom)

1 c. Dutch process cocoa (gluten free)

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp xanthan gum (or guar gum, or whatever you use that serves this purpose)

In a mixing bowl, place

2/3 c. oil

4 large eggs (egg substitute doesn’t do too well here)

1 1/3 c. water

2 tsp Penzey’s vanilla (I use the double strength and just use 1-ish tsp)

Beat well.

Add dry stuff one cup at a time, beating for 1 minute and scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl after each addition (my hand mixer is quite high-powered, so I mixed it for less than a minute each time) According to the original website, beating this by hand just doesn’t do a thorough enough job. Use an electric.

Once all the dry ingredients are in, beat until smooth

Pour batter into pans

Bake for 30-33 minutes (about 3-4 minutes past when the toothpick comes out clean) Internal temp should be 210 degrees F

If you’re baking it in a bundt pan or 9×13, bake time is 40+ minutes (50 minutes is how long my 9×13 took. 

Remove cakes from oven; let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out and cool completely on a rack.

OK! Here’s the flour blend recipe

3 c brown rice flour

1 1/2 c tapioca starch

1 c almond flour

1 c coconut flour


Posted by on December 13, 2013 in Dessert


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7 responses to “Gluten Free Chocolate Cake from scratch

  1. Audrey

    December 16, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I love your flour recipe! Amaranth is soooo expensive, it’s nice to see some less wallet-murdering options. I need to try this out!

  2. Hannah Mattison

    October 15, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    I loved this recipe! I used it to make a cake for my mother in laws’ birthday. It was easy to follow, and the non-allergy tasters even when back for seconds. For frosting I mixed 2 cups of powdered sugar and 3 tbs almond milk, and voila! Powdered sugar icing!
    Thanks for posting.


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