The Best Gluten Free Chocolate Cake is a rich chocolate cake that is fluffy and light with a perfect crumb; this cake almost melts in your mouth. You would NEVER guess that this is a gluten free cake. Almost as exciting as the delicious richness of the cake is the fact that this is a very simple, one bowl cake that comes together in just a few minutes time. Paired with Salted Caramel Frosting, this cake was a massive hit at my son’s birthday party the first time I made it.
However, if you’d like to avoid chocolate crumbs tracked through the house, or if you’re looking for a white cake, (live and learn through my mistakes, mamas to young kids) I’m beyond thrilled to tell you that this recipe is truly The Best Gluten Free White Cake you’ll ever make, truth told, it’s the best white cake I’ve ever tasted, gluten-free or not.
The sour cream and olive oil in this Gluten Free Chocolate Cake keep it incredibly moist. I’ve successfully used light flavored olive oil in almost all of my baked goods for the past few years. There isn’t a hint of olive oil flavor in the finished products. Be sure to use a light oil and NOT an extra virgin oil.
Picture me jumping up and down with glee over how perfectly this cake turned out. I tried a few different variations before this one turned out perfectly. I’ve made this cake over a dozen times now. I am thrilled that the recipe works beautifully without any xanthan gum at all. I’ve made this cake as cupcakes, a sheet cake, and a 9×13 cake pan. I’ve layered it as well, but be warned it is a fairly light crumb (which I LOVE) but it doesn’t make for the sturdiest layers. You’ll just want to be gentle with them.
I adapted this recipe from my Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake recipe. If you are not in need of a gluten-free dessert, the original is one of the best chocolate cakes I have ever tasted! If you’re wanting to try a paleo version, I’m been craving these Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes ever since I first saw them. For a few more decadent chocolate cake options, check out the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Overload Cake and for coffee lovers, the Kahlua Coffee Poke Cake sounds like heaven.
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