Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake - Celiac Disease
Dec 5 2008

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

We’ve had quite a few homemade gluten-free cake recipes lately, but I saw this one and couldn’t resist sharing it with our readers.  Enjoy!

If you’d like to check out other recipe ideas, check out our gluten free recipes page!

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1/2 lb semisweet chocolate chunk (for cooking)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 egg yolk
  • 5 egg white (at room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Baking Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat a Spring form pan with butter and dust with cocoa powder. (do not tap out excess).
  3. Combine melted chocolate and remaining butter. Stir until smooth and combined. In a large bowl combine the chocolate mixture with the almond flour, sour cream, egg yolks, and vanilla extract. Stir until well-blended.
  4. With an electric mixture, beat egg whites and salt until stiff glossy peaks form. Add one-quarter of egg whites to the chocolate mixture to lighten. Gently fold in the remaining whites until no white streaks remain.
  5. Pour into prepared pan and smooth the top.
  6. Bake for 20 min or until cake has risen and is barely dry on the top. A wooden tooth pick inserted comes out with a lots of moist crumbs.
  7. Place cake, still in the pan, on a rack and cool until warm. Cake will fall dramatically. Loosen edges of the cake with a knife and remove the pan sides.
  8. This cake can be combined with the Sugar Free Chocolate Mousse and topped with toasted slivered almonds. Texture should be dense, moist and slightly fudgy .
  9. Chocolate can be melted on low microwave setting just until melted or over a double boiler.

Article Written by:

Kyle Eslick is the founder of Gluten Free Media, as well as the creator of the popular Celiac Support Groups page. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+!


  1. Connie says:

    I made this cake for a special occasion and the crowd loved it. The sugar free chocolate mousse I topped it with moistoned the cake perfectly. Thumbs up for this one.

  2. Tams says:

    If you use semi-sweet chocolate chips this recipe is not sugar free

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