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Best Chocolate Cake - Gluten Free

The Best Chocolate Cake - Gluten Free

This recipe may be considered the best ever gluten-free chocolate cake. It is extremely easy to make and is moist, rich and loaded with chocolate flavor.

  Total Time: 55 Min 

  Yield: Serves 8



  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose gluten free flour
  • ¾ teaspoon Cape Crystal xanthan gum
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cups cocoa powder (Dutch Processed)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • (For dairy free substitute,  1 cup unsweetened coconut milk, plus 1 tablespoon white vinegar)
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs (at room temp.)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot coffee


1 cup softened butter

3 cups powdered sugar

½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

¼ cup heavy whipping cream (Use dairy substitute if this is vegan)

How to Make It:

Step 1:

Pre heat the oven 350° F. Spray two 8-inch cake pans with cooking spray. Line the bottom of the pans with parchment paper and also spray with non-stick spray

Step 2:


In the bowl of a stand mixer, sift the flower, xanthan gum, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix the dry ingredients at low speed.

Step 3:


In a separate bowl, whisk to together the wet ingredients; eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and oil.

Step 4:

With the mixer running at low speed, slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix until completely combined.

Step 5:


Scrap down the sides and bottom of the bowl and pour in the hot coffee. Mix on low until incorporated.

Step 6:

Pour the batter (it will be a bit liquid and thin at this point) evenly between the two pans. Bake at 350° F. for 35-40 minutes.

Step 7:


Cool the layers on a wire pan for at least 20 minutes.


When the cakes are cool it is time to prepare the buttercream frosting.

Making the Buttercream Frosting


Step 1:

Add the butter to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until completely smooth. Add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder and mix on low until combined.

Mix in the vanilla extract and heavy cream.

Step 2:


Turn the mixer to medium high speed and beat for 1-2 minutes until the frosting is light and fluffy.

Step 3:

Now frost the cake

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