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: 10 min
  • Cook time: 40 min
  • Total time: 1 hr

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 7 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
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  • 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

**To make this cake dairy free, substitute non-dairy milk for buttermilk/milk and non-dairy butter for butter

Looking for more gluten free recipes?

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

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  1. Truly is the most delicious, moist chocolate cake ever! I couldn’t believe how amazing this was. Highly recommend to everyone even those who aren’t gluten free!

  2. Just had to come back here and say this is the absolute best chocolate cupcake recipe I’ve ever made. Tastes like an amazing boxed mix – wow! Followed your buttermilk recipe and used Bobs flour, 22 mins for large cupcakes 🙂 thank you so much!

    • Absolutely! Use your dairy free milk of choice and just make buttermilk with it by adding lemon juice or vinegar!

  3. My mom has celiac and we haven’t found a good cake recipe to celebrate her birthday – I made this one and everybody loved it! She was so happy, truly a great recipe. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂