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Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting
Prep Time
15 mins

This one bowl cake is insanely rich, moist and luscious. Mix everything up and bake. Chocolate frosting is one bowl too and a perfect compliment for the cake.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy chocolate frosting, Gluten free, gluten free chocolate cake, gluten free chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, one bowl gluten free chocolate cake
Servings: 1 9 inch layered cake
  • 2 cups gluten free baking flour
  • 2 cups powdered sugar (not icing sugar)
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter milk (add 1 tsp vinegar to 1 cup milk)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil or corn oil or canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup strong coffee, very hot (add 2 tsp instant coffee to 1 cup boiling water)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Grease two 9inch round pans with oil. Preheat oven at 180 C /350 F. (If baking stove top, put a large pot over low flame with a wire rack or pan inside)

  2. In a large mixing bowl combine gluten free flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk.

  3. Add in butter milk, eggs and oil and mix with electric beaters for about 2-3 minutes at low speed.

  4. Add in hot coffee and mix for another minute.

  5. Pour in vanilla extract.

  6. Pour the batter equally into prepared pans and bake for about 30-35 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  7. Let cool in the pans for about 20 minutes. Then remove from the pans and cool completely before frosting.

Recipe Notes
  • Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature.
  • Coffee should be very hot as it speeds up the process.
  • Use any flavorless oil.
  • Stove top baking might take slightly longer time to bake.