10 of Our Favorite Gluten-Free Chocolate Cakes

While we are certainly proud of our own recipes here at Pastry at Home, we are impressed by the wide array of options out there on the internet. It can be overwhelming when researching options, so we helped narrow down to some of the best gluten-free chocolate cake recipe available right now. Try them and let us know what you think!

1. The Best Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

The recipe from What the Fork for this extra-moist chocolate cake calls for avocado oil, which is rich in antioxidants and healthy fats, along with buttermilk, which makes the cake extra tender. Cocoa powder and cream combine to make a rich, creamy frosting for this luscious cake, which is, in our book, a gluten-free winner.

2. Chocolate Swiss Roll

Desperate to find a new gluten-free chocolate cake recipe? Roll on over to the The Loopy Whisk where Kat fills a moist gluten-free chocolate sponge cake with mascarpone whipped cream and tops it off with a chocolate ganache glaze. A slice of this decadence will make any chocolate lover swoon.

3. Orange Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

AnnMarie from Pastry at Home uses a fruity olive oil in place of melted butter in her gluten-free orange chocolate cake, which accentuates the cake’s citrus notes. The cake is super moist and fudgy, with a crackly top that caves upon cooling, leaving an ideal space for lots of sweet whipped cream.

4. Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Audrey from Mama Knows Gluten Free created this super moist chocolate cake after developing a gluten intolerance in 2010. Her version is a simple layer cake frosted with a chocolaty American buttercream frosting and garnished with shaved chocolate. Audrey even includes a dairy-free option for those who want it.

5. Peanut Butter Flourless Chocolate Cake

No flour means no gluten! And this version from Two Peas & Their Pod may be lacking flour, but it packs a powerhouse punch of flavor and decadence. Creamy peanut butter frosting and chocolate ganache top this rich chocolate cake before it is topped off with chopped peanut butter cup candy. One of the best flavor combinations out there will make you forget you missed out on the gluten!

6. One Bowl Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Made in just one bowl, this easy gluten-free chocolate cake from Gluten Free on a Shoestring is rich, dense and fudgy.  The single layer cake is made with sour cream and topped with a simple chocolate ganache frosting. Pure chocolate indulgence, without a lot of fuss.

7. Gluten-Free Chocolate Mousse Cake

This cake from Meaningful Eats offers a contrast in textures to satisfy a chocolate fanatic’s sweet tooth. The brownie-like cake is topped with a creamy chocolate mousse and fresh whipped cream. Garnish with some chocolate shavings and you’ve got a mouthful of deliciousness!

8. Super Moist Gluten Free Chocolate Sheet Cake

This simple recipe from Broma Bakery meets all our criteria for an exceptional gluten-free chocolate cake: moist, fudgy and extra chocolaty. And it’s versatile – the recipe will make either a 9 x 13-inch sheet cake, two 9-inch cakes, three 6-inch cakes, or 24 cupcakes. Perfect for celebrations, or any day of the week you have that chocolate urge.

9. Gluten-Free German Chocolate Cake

Sky-high yet grain-free, this chocolate cake from Against the Grain is made with coconut sugar, coconut flour and coconut milk, which surely complement the updated version of the traditional filling. You will still find the sweet pecan and coconut flavors, but the processed white sugar is swapped out for maple and coconut sugars instead. This cake can easily be made dairy-free as well!

10. Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

This moist, fluffy chocolate cake from the King Arthur uses their own Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour. This recipe also uses another King Arthur product, their Cake Enhancer, a blend of rice starch, polyglycerol ester, and mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids. They act as stabilizers and texture enhancers and make cakes like this one stay light and fluffy longer. We’re totally on board for that!

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