If you love chocolate, this cake will be for you! Rich dark chocolate flavors are in every bite you take of this gluten free devil’s food cake.
Today is all about chocolate cravings. As I was going through my family’s antique recipe cards, it was really hard to figure out what to make next. This is officially the second recipe I have converted for this new blog, and it was hard to decide what you would like to see next :-). I have so many recipes that have been passed down, some amazing, others are more odd.
All of them need to be converted to gluten free! When I saw this gluten free chocolate cake recipe, I knew I needed to make this asap just in case my readers love chocolate as much as my family.
Your family will love this easy gluten free devil’s food cake recipe!
Devil’s food cake is a moist, rich chocolate cake. If you love angel food cake, this would be the chocolate version of that cake. This gluten free version of devil’s food cake is dense, and rich, and would be delicious by itself, or smothered in a rich chocolate frosting. In the old days, this cake was made with unsweetened chocolate baking squares. Times have changed over the years and many more devil’s food cake recipes are made with unsweetened cocoa powder now.
You will also notice this gluten free chocolate cake has a darker color than many gluten free chocolate cake recipes. This recipe has extra baking soda, which changes the pH level of this cake, making it a deeper dark brown color.
I love how this card is noted “Never Fails”.
I have to agree.
I substituted the regular flour with my very favorite gluten free flour blend. This gluten free devils’s food cake recipe still turned out amazing!! If you are a chocoholic, or just love chocolate cake, this easy gluten free chocolate cake recipe is going to become one of your favorites!!
What this chocolate cake recipe is fun, but you won’t find molten chocolate lava in this cake (but what a fun idea to try next!) What you will find is a moist chocolate cake that is still light and airy. I created another delicious gluten free chocolate layer cake recipe on my sister site that is beautiful for a party.
As you can see, this cake has all of the delicious devil’s food cake traits, it is moist and rich!
Make this cake in a round pan and you have an amazing gluten free birthday cake! It also makes a delicious gluten free sheet cake. All you would need is frosting! It would be perfect for a kid’s birthday party. Knowing my kids, they would want a cupcake version of this so they can pile on the frosting :-).
How to make gluten free devil’s food cake.
This gluten free chocolate cake is so easy to make! It is a little different from your typical cake recipe because the cake is made from a chocolate custard. You want to make the chocolate custard first, and allow it to cool a little bit. This is why the cake is so moist and chocolaty!
Mix in the chocolate custard, remaining wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
You can see the batter is just right (sorry for the meh picture!) Bake the cake in this pan, it is the perfect size, unless you prefer to make a cute little layered gluten free birthday cake! Then you would want these pans.
Are you ready to take a bite?
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Things You Need To Make This Recipe:
Moist chocolaty gluten free devil's food cake.
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder For custard
- 1/2 cup almond milk For custard
- 2/3 cup brown sugar For custard
- 1 egg yolk For custard
- 1 cup brown sugar cake
- 1/2 cup butter, melted cake
- 1/2 cup almond milk cake
- 1 3/4 cups gluten free flour blend cake
- 2 large eggs cake
- 1 teaspoon vanilla cake
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda cake
- 1/8 teaspoon salt cake
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Spray coconut oil in an 8x8 baking pan.
In a saucepan, add custard ingredients and cook over low heat. Allow to bubble gently, then remove from the heat.
In a large bowl, add all cake dry ingredients. Sift together.
Add wet ingredients to custard and whisk to blend.
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix.
Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake 25-30 minutes until done.
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