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Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling

Makes

16 servings

This gluten-free chocolate cake is a yummy treat that everyone can enjoy. Sometimes I stir in gluten-free chocolate chips or chopped nuts for variety. —Nichele McCague, Poway, California
Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plus 3 tablespoons gluten-free all-purpose baking flour, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-in. fluted tube pan, using 3 tablespoons gluten-free flour.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the remaining 2 cups flour and next 9 ingredients. In another bowl, combine water, almond milk, oil and vanilla until well blended. Gradually beat flour mixture into milk mixture.
  3. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 50-55 minutes. Cool in pan 15 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 310 calories, 17g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 339mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.

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