Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

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Adjust Servings:
0.25 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
0.25 cup Hot Water
3 large Eggs
0.5 cup Oil (Vegetable/Sunflower Seed/Grapeseed)
0.5 cup Sugar (I use Pure Cane Sugar)
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract/Paste
0.75 cup Almond Flour
0.5 teaspoon Baking Powder
0.5 teaspoon Salt
0.5 teaspoon Dark Chocolate Chips (I use 60%)
1 Tablespoon Powdered Sugar
1, zested Orange

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Light and decadent almond flour chocolate cake!

  • 60 minutes
  • Serves 8
  • Medium




A decadent, gluten free chocolate cake with amount flour for a light and tender crumb.

This easy, one bowl cake recipe comes together quickly with a rich chocolate flavor.

Even though it does not snow in Florida, I think of cold white days when the holidays approach.

I grew up in Germany and loved watching the snow flakes pass by my window in the winter.

Well enough about that…this gluten free and decadent chocolate cake gives me all the winter feels!

I’m using almond flour for structure and that nutty bite.

Store bough almond flours are great but you can also buy raw almonds then pulse them in a food processor until it resembles a fine flour.

It’s still a moist cake and I recommend adding good quality, dark chocolate chips as well.

You can also use a bar of chocolate and chop it using a serrated knife.

Dark chocolate can be very nutritious, when eaten in moderation.

It is a good source of antioxidants, may improve blood flow, lower blood pressure, could improve brain function, and more!

After it comes out of the oven, the cake cools for 10 minutes then is dusted with powdered sugar and the zest of an orange.

The orange zest adds a pop of color as well as a zesty aroma.

Please leave your review for this recipe in the comment section.



Make the Melted Chocolate and Frosty Eggs

Preheat your oven to 350°F.

In a small bowl, combine the cocoa powder and hot water until it looks like melted chocolate.

In a large bowl, whisk together 3 whole eggs and the oil. I recommend sunflower seed or grape seed oil.

Whisk using a regular or electric mixer until pale and frothy. See above image.


Finish The Cake Batter

Next, add the sugar and vanilla and whisk to combine.

Now add the chocolate mixture and whisk to combine.

Add the almond flour, baking powder and salt and mix well.

Since there is no gluten you can mix until your arm falls off! Be sure the batter is clump free.

Lastly, add the chocolate chip and whisk once more.


Prepare Your Cake Tin

I highly recommend using a spring for for easy removal.

This cake is thin but very rich.

Lightly grease the bottom and sides of your tin with oil and line the bottom with parchment paper, then dust with a little cocoa powder and tap off any excess.

Pour the batter into your tin and if needed, move the chocolate chips around to spread them evenly throughout the batter.


Bake The Cake

To ensure even baking as well as prevent any possible leakage, wrap some aluminum foil around the spring form.

Bake the cake at 350°F for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out mostly dry.

Allow the cake to cool in the tin for about 10 minutes then using a butter knife, go around the edges before loosing the spring form.


Decorate The Cake

Once the spring form has been removed, allow the cake to cool for another 10 minutes then dust with powdered sugar and the zest of 1 orange.



This cake makes 6-8 slices and can be kept covered in your kitchen in a cool and dry spot for up to 3 days.


Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about easy, colorful and mostly healthy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states since 2002. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on social media via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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I may need to make this, this weekend! It looks divine! Chocolate and orange are the perfect combination!

Thank you for the delicious gluten free dessert! I love sweet treats but it’s hard to find something this delicious without the gluten!
Way to go with the zesty recipe!!!

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