King Arthur Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

By Wendy Stoltz / Last Modified On September 11, 2023

Are you ready to indulge in a decadent gluten-free chocolate cake that tastes so good, you won’t even realize it’s gluten-free? Look no further! I have the perfect recipe for you. This King Arthur Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake is incredibly delicious and simple to make. Trust me, you’ll be hooked!

a slice of gluten free chocolate cake on a white plate in front of a chocolate cake

A Gluten-Free Delight

Sometimes, all you need is a rich and moist chocolate cake to brighten up your day. That’s why I turn to this gluten-free chocolate cake recipe time and time again. It’s easy to whip up, requires minimal ingredients, and bakes in no time. Unlike other gluten-free cake recipes that can be complicated and overwhelming, this recipe keeps it simple.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t have the time or energy to deal with complicated recipes with a never-ending list of ingredients. I need simplicity, and that’s exactly what this gluten-free chocolate cake offers. With less than 15 ingredients and only a couple of bowls, you can enjoy a delicious homemade gluten-free cake without turning your kitchen into a disaster zone.

a top-down view of the side of a chocolate cake topped with raspberries

From Frustration to Elation

When my family switched to a gluten-free diet, we faced numerous challenges in the kitchen. Gluten-free recipes were often complicated, and I found myself growing frustrated. One thing my family missed the most was a classic gluten-free chocolate cake that had the perfect crumbly texture on the outside and a soft, spongy center.

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After trying various gluten-free chocolate cake mixes and being disappointed with the results, I took matters into my own hands. I started experimenting with different recipes from scratch until I finally created the ultimate easy gluten-free chocolate cake.

a slice of gluten free chocolate cake on a white plate with a fork and raspberries

The Secret to Perfection

Making a gluten-free cake that turns out just right requires a few tricks of the trade. The first and most important tip is to follow the recipe as closely as possible. Many people make substitutions and then wonder why their cake didn’t turn out as expected. Stick to the instructions, and you’ll be rewarded with a heavenly cake.

While this recipe hasn’t been tested with other substitutions, feel free to experiment if you’re feeling adventurous. However, keep in mind that you’re embarking on your own baking experiment, and the results may vary. To ensure the perfect texture, it’s crucial not to over-mix the batter when beating the oil, sugar, and eggs. The right amount of air is essential for the cake to rise beautifully.

Dairy-Free Option

If you’re dairy-free, no worries! You can easily adapt this gluten-free chocolate cake recipe to suit your needs. Simply use dairy-free milk in the cake mix and dairy-free butter in the frosting. You’ll still get the same incredible taste and texture without any compromise.

a straight-on view of a chocolate cake topped with chocolate frosting and raspberries on a white cake stand

Egg-Free Option

Although I haven’t personally tried using an egg substitute in this gluten-free chocolate cake, some adventurous bakers have had success with flax-egg. If you decide to go egg-free, I’d love for you to come back and let me know which egg replacer you used. Alternatively, you can try my Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes that use similar ingredients.

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Avoiding the Dreaded Cake Cracks

One common issue with gluten-free chocolate cakes is cracking on the top. To minimize this problem, ensure that your oven temperature is not too high and that the cake is placed in the center of the oven. High temperature causes the baking powder to release carbon dioxide rapidly, leading to excessive rising and cracking. Keep an eye on your oven’s temperature to achieve a picture-perfect cake with a smooth surface.

Bonus Gluten-Free Cake Recipes

If you’re a fan of gluten-free desserts, I have a few more recommendations for you. Check out these mouthwatering gluten-free cake recipes:

  • Gluten-Free Chocolate Bundt Cake
  • Grain-Free Hummingbird Cake
  • Gluten-Free Lemon Cake
  • Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Ganache Cake
  • Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

For more cupcake recipes, simply search “cupcakes” in the search bar on the right. If you want a sneak peek, here’s a video featuring my gluten-free chocolate cupcakes, which share the same ingredients as this delectable chocolate cake.

Troubleshooting: Why Did My Cake Sink?

Cakes can sometimes sink, and there are a few reasons why this may happen. Overbeating the batter and adding too much air can cause the cake to sink. Additionally, excessive moisture, particularly in humid climates, can lead to sinking. In higher elevations, the leavening agent can work too quickly and cause the batter to rise and then collapse during baking. These tips apply to most cake and cupcake recipes, including this gluten-free chocolate cake.

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A Family Favorite

This gluten-free chocolate cake recipe has become a beloved staple in my family. It’s the result of countless attempts and endless tweaking, and I’m delighted to share it with you. I hope it brings you as much joy as it has brought my loved ones.

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Serve this scrumptious gluten-free cake with a scoop of Gluten-Free Ice Cream for an extra special treat. And if you can’t get enough cake in your life, I recommend trying my Gluten-Free Lemon Cake and Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes as well.

If you decide to give this gluten-free cake a whirl, I would love to hear your thoughts! Come back and share your experience with me.

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