Super Moist Gluten Free Chocolate Sheet Cake

Cakes & Cupcakes
January 13, 2020
Cakes & Cupcakes
January 13, 2020

Super Moist Gluten Free Chocolate Sheet Cake

  • Prep time: 1 hr
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Total time: 1 hr 30 min

Introducing the best gluten free chocolate cake you’ll ever eat. Moist, rich, fudgy, cakey, and oh so chocolatey, this easy

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Super Moist Gluten Free Chocolate Sheet Cake

Introducing the best gluten free chocolate cake you’ll ever eat. Moist, rich, fudgy, cakey, and oh so chocolatey, this easy gfree chocolate cake recipe is the only one you’ll ever need!

Introducing the best gluten free chocolate cake you'll ever eat. Moist, fudgy, cakey, and oh so chocolatey, this easy gfree chocolate cake recipe is the only one you'll ever need!

The Best Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

So you’re looking for a homemade gluten free chocolate cake? Well you’ve come to the right place, because today we’re debuting this easy gfree chocolate cake recipe that we’ve been making for years. And….spoiler alert: it’s super easy to make! You don’t even need a mixer to make this decadent, moist, fudgy cake!

gluten free chocolate cake slice with decadent chocolate buttercream

Topped with a rich and creamy homemade chocolate frosting, this gfree chocolate cake tastes just as good, if not better than a regular chocolate cake. It’s perfect for birthdays, holidays, valentine’s day, or just because.

Because you shouldn’t need an occasion to make cake in my opinion.

Who’s with me?

overhead shot of gluten free chocolate cake with chocolate frosting

How to make a substitution for buttermilk?

“I always love to keep a perishable quart of buttermilk in my fridge at all times,” said no one EVER. Truly I cannot remember the last time I bought buttermilk. And I bake every day.

The great news is that buttermilk is super easy to sub for with two ingredients you most likely have on hand: milk and apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. You can find a full break down on how to make homemade buttermilk here!

And there you have it! Homemade buttermilk!

overhead shot of easy gluten free chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and spinrkles

Tips for the best gluten free chocolate cake:

  • Use high quality cocoa: This is a nonnegotiable. We absolutely love Rodelle’s baking cocoa and refuse to bake with anything else. It really does produce the best chocolate results of any cocoa powder we’ve tried. You can find it on Amazon and get it delivered straight to your door. Plus this bag lasts for months!
  • Use Bob’s Gluten Free flour: We tried this recipe with other brands cup for cup blends and Bob’s is simply the best if you want a cake that doesn’t taste gluten free.
  • Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature: This will help the batter to incorporate easier and prevent any hot coffee from cooking raw eggs!
  • No over mixing or over baking: Over mixing and over baking lead to a dry, tough cake. Only mix until the batter is just combined and take the cake out of the oven when a knife comes out mostly clean!

moist and fudgy gfree chocolate cake with a thick chocolate buttercream

What size cakes will this gluten free chocolate cake recipe make?

You can see from the photos that we made this easy gluten free chocolate cake as a sheet cake, but you can make this recipe in a few different size pans!

  • One 9 x 13 inch sheet cake
  • Two 9 inch round cakes
  • Three 6 inch round cake
  • Twenty four cupcakes

You’ll have to adjust the baking times depending on the size of the cakes.

Introducing the best gluten free chocolate cake you'll ever eat. Moist, fudgy, cakey, and oh so chocolatey, this easy gfree chocolate cake recipe is the only one you'll ever need!

Alright, my loves, that’s it for today. Enjoy this easy gluten free chocolate cake recipe and let us know how it goes!

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Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

5 from 4 reviews

Introducing the best gluten free chocolate cake you’ll ever eat. Moist, fudgy, cakey, and oh so chocolatey, this easy gfree chocolate cake recipe is the only one you’ll ever need! The cake comes together in under 10 minutes and doesn’t require a mixer AKA you could make this anywhere!

Introducing the best gluten free chocolate cake you’ll ever eat. Moist, fudgy, cakey, and oh so chocolatey, this easy gfree chocolate cake recipe is the only one you’ll ever need! The cake comes together in under 10 minutes and doesn’t require a mixer AKA you could make this anywhere!

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
Scale:
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

for the cake:

  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups dark cocoa powder*
  • 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Cup for Cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup strongly brewed coffee, room temperature

for the chocolate butter cream

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk or cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and line a 9 x 13 pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, cocoa powder, gluten free flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk oil, eggs, and buttermilk.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, whisking until no lumps remain. Pour in brewed coffee, mixing until just combined.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for roughly 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
  5. To make the frosting, place all frosting ingredients in mixing bowl.  Beat slowly at first to incorporate and then beat on high speed for 1 minute. Scrape down the bowl and repeat until the frosting has lightened slightly and is fluffy.
  6. Frost cake, spreading the frosting evenly over the whole surface, using the back of a spoon to create big swirls. Top with sprinkles if desired and enjoy!

Keywords: gluten free chocolate cake, easy gluten free chocolate cake, gluten free chocolate sheet cake

Notes

*We used Rodelle and would highly recommend

Looking for more gluten free recipes?

Healthy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Thin Mints

Gluten Free Tahini Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes

The best easy gluten free chocolate cake recipe! It's moist, richy, fudgy and super easy to make!

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  1. Hi, so excited to try this recipe! My clients are constantly asking for gluten free and I have no experience with it whatsoever. Think I found a decent vanilla cake recipe, so I’m thrilled to have a chocolate option. My question: can I use Dutch Process Cocoa here? I have Penzey’s high fat Dutch process cocoa, Ghiradelli unsweetened cocoa powder, and black cocoa powder. Just looking for advice on which will be best to use. Thank you!

  2. I have been craving chocolate cake for some time now so when I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it. This cake is so moist and tender, full of chocolatey goodness! I gave my husband a piece to try (Reluctantly because I wanted this ALL for myself), then told him it was gluten free and he was surprised! I did make a couple changes to the recipe, because that’s how I roll. I soaked some raw cacao nibs in hot water and then strained them out and used the water as a sub for the coffee. I also scraped out two vanilla beans and added that to the batter. I took the cake out of the oven just a tad before it looked done, as recommended, and so glad I did! Super moist tender crumb! And for the icing, I used an old Baker’s Chocolate Cookbook recipe for Classic Fudge Frosting, my go to recipe when I want an intense fudgy frosting. The result was nothing short of fantastic! This recipe is a keeper! Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Hi Victoria! You’ll definitely need to replace the coffee as it’s the liquid in the cake! I’ve never tried it before, but you could use hot water or warm milk probably!

  3. Made this recipe this weekend and it is EVERYTHING I’ve been searching for! I’ve been celiac for a decade and no chocolate cake has even come close to comparing to my grandma’s recipe. Until now. I can die happy.

  4. Made this recipe this weekend and it is EVERYTHING I’ve been searching for! I’ve been celiac for a decade and no chocolate cake has even come close to comparing to my grandma’s recipe. Until now. I can die happy.