Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe Cakes

This Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe is great as a layer cake or as mini cakes! Delicious and super chocolatey, make it today!

  • Author: Sift
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 1 9inch cake or 8 mini cakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free



For the Cake:

  1. 1 cup of sugar
  2. 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  3. 3/4 tsp baking powder
  4. 1 large egg
  5. 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  6. 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  7. 1/2 tsp sea salt
  8. 1/2 cup sour cream (or greek yogurt)
  9. 1/2 cup hot water
  10. 3/4 tsp baking soda
  11. 1/4 cup sunflower oil

For the Icing:

  1. 3/4 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  2. 2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  3. 1/2 cup sour cream
  4. 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  5. 1/4 cup milk + dark chocolate (or bittersweet chocolate)
  6. 1 tbsp vanilla


For the Cake:

  1. Set oven to 350°F
  2. Take all of your dry ingredients and mix them together in a bowl. I like to use a whisk.
  3. Add the rest of your ingredients.
  4. Whisk together until there are no lumps.
  5. Now, you can either make one 8inch cake and or you can use a mini loaf pan! I love the mini cakes because everyone gets their own cake. Either way, spray it with a nonstick spray.
  6. Try to smooth is out so that it will bake evenly.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes if you are using the 9 inch tin. If you are using the mini loaf pan, bake for 22 minutes.
  8. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the middle. If the toothpick comes out clean, then you know it is ready.

For the Icing:
This icing recipe is from the great Erin Jeanne McDowell. Her instructions are as follows:
1. Meanwhile, make the frosting: Add the butter to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the bowl from the electric mixer, and sift the confectioners’ sugar and cocoa into the bowl with the butter. Stir with a spatula a few times to incorporate slightly. Return the bowl to the mixer and beat on medium speed until smooth and uniform in color, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the sour cream and melted chocolate and mix on low speed until combined, about 30 seconds. Add the vanilla and salt and mix to combine.

Keywords: Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe, Chocolate Cake, Gluten Free Cake

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