Tips To Make Vegan Chocolate Cake Gluten Free The Best

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Looking for a decadent chocolate cake that’s both vegan and gluten-free? Look no further! This recipe is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth without any compromises. It’s moist, flavorful, and packed with rich chocolate goodness. Plus, it’s surprisingly easy to make, making it perfect for bakers of all skill levels.


Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe
Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

1 ¾ cups all-purpose gluten-free flour blend (ensure it includes xanthan gum)

  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened vegan milk (almond or oat work well)
  • ½ cup melted vegan butter substitute
  • 2 large flax eggs (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed whisked with 3 tablespoons water, let sit for 10 minutes)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot brewed coffee

  • Directions:

    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease two 8-inch round cake pans. Line the bottoms with parchment paper for easy removal.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour blend, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
    3. In a separate bowl, cream together the granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the melted vegan butter substitute, followed by the flax eggs and vanilla extract.
    4. Alternately add the dry ingredients and vegan milk to the wet ingredients, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
    5. Slowly stir in the hot coffee until fully incorporated. The batter will be thin, but that’s okay!
    6. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    7. Let the cakes cool completely in the pans for at least 30 minutes before frosting. Once cool, frost with your favorite vegan chocolate frosting (store-bought or homemade) and enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts (per slice, without frosting):

    Calories: 350

  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 250mg
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 30g
  • Protein: 5g

  • Please note: This is an approximate nutritional breakdown and can vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use.


    This vegan and gluten-free chocolate cake is a delicious and satisfying treat that everyone can enjoy. It’s perfect for birthdays, potlucks, or just a decadent snack. With its rich chocolate flavor and moist texture, you won’t even miss the traditional ingredients. So, grab your mixing bowls and get baking!


    1. Can I use a different type of gluten-free flour blend?

    It’s important to use a blend specifically formulated for baking that includes xanthan gum. This helps bind the ingredients and ensures a proper cake texture.

    2. What if I don’t have flaxseed?

    You can substitute the flax eggs with ¼ cup of unsweetened applesauce. However, the texture of the cake might be slightly different.

    3. Can I use a different type of vegan milk?

    Most plant-based milk options will work, but almond or oat milk tend to have a more neutral flavor that complements the chocolate well.

    4. How can I store leftover cake?

    Store the frosted cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

    5. Can I make this recipe cupcakes?

    Absolutely! Simply adjust the baking time to 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.