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sliced gluten-free chocolate cake

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

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This is the ultimate gluten-free chocolate cake. It is rich, chocolaty, flavorful, perfectly sweetened and just a dream come true for all the chocoholics out there.
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Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Low FODMAP, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Servings 6 people


For the cakes

  • 210  g (1 ½ cups) gluten-free flour
  • 60 g cacao powder
  • 200 g (1 cup) sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 100 ml light vegetable oil
  • 200 ml warm water
  • 200 ml lactose-free yogurt (at room temperature)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

For the Buttercream

  • 230 g (1 cup) unslated butter (at room temperature)
  • 420 g (3 ½ cups) confectioners sugar
  • 40 g ( ½ cup) unsweetened natural or dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoon lactose-free milk (or heavy cream)
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • pinch of salt


To Make the Cakes:

  • Preheat the oven to 355 ºF (180 ºC) and line two 6 inch round cake pans with greaseproof/baking paper.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the gluten-free flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa powder. Add the granulated sugar and salt, and whisk well. Add the eggs, yogurt, water, and vegetable/sunflower oil. Whisk well, until you get a smooth cake batter.
  • Evenly distribute the cake batter between the three-lined cake pans, and bake in the pre-heated oven at 355 ºF (180 ºC) for about 40 minutes or until spongy to the touch and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

To Make the Buttercream

  • Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment beat the softened butter on medium speed for 2 minutes until completely smooth and creamy. Add the confectioners’ sugar, cacao powder, milk vanilla extract, and salt with the mixer running on low. Increase to high speed and beat for 4 minutes. Add up to ¼ cup more confectioners’ sugar if frosting is too thin or another tablespoon of milk if frosting is too thick.

To Assable the Cake

  • Place one layer of cake on a serving plate, top with ½ of the buttercream. Repeat with the remaining layer. Decorate with the remaining buttercream and optionally dark chocolate.
Keyword Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake