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Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Here's everything you need to know about how to make a moist and delicious Gluten Free Chocolate Cake.  This one is oh so easy to make in one bowl and piled high with chocolate buttercream.  {gluten free}
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 640kcal
Author Karen Kelly

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups gluten free flour with xanthan gum
  • 1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups milk (I used unsweetened almond)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 tbsp vanilla

Buttercream frosting

  • 1 cup salted butter ( I love Kerrygold)
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar (more or less to taste)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place rack in center of oven.  Spray two 8 x 2 inch round pans with cooking spray and cut out parchment paper circles.  Place inside pans and spray parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer add eggs, oil, milk, water and vanilla. Mix well.  Add flour, cocoa, sugar and salt and continue to mix, scraping down the sides often.
  • Pour into prepared pans and drop gently on counter to release any bubbles.  Bake for about 30-40 minutes.  Check by inserting a toothpick in center.  It is done when toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool completely for several hours before frosting.

Buttercream Frosting

  • Place room temperature butter in a stand mixer with paddle attachment and beat for several minutes until light and fluffy.  Add sugar one cup at a time and beat well after each addition.  Add vanilla and 1 tbsp heavy cream and continue to mix.  You can add more sugar to get a thicker consistency or more cream for thinner.  
  • Frost cake and serve or store on the counter for several days.  It will start to dry out.

Notes

If you decide to use Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Baking Flour add 1 tbsp baking powder.  You do not need to add xanthan gum.  I do not recommend using any other flour.

Nutrition

Calories: 640kcal | Carbohydrates: 100g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 381mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 77g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2.4mg