Gluten Free Chocolate Cake (Dairy Free)

by Living Freely Gluten Free

Who doesn’t like cake? Well, this girl didn’t like cake for 10 years. Every time I ate it, I was running to the bathroom and had to leave every single party early. Now that I am gluten free and dairy free, that is not an issue! This Gluten Free Chocolate Cake is so yummy and fluffy, that you would never even know that its not a regular gluten filled chocolate cake.

You know, I just wanted to make a Chocolate Cake and eat it too!
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I hope that this will be your go-to when it someone’s birthday, or if you just feel like celebrating. It is also a great idea to make a bunch of cupcakes and keep them in the freezer. They are perfect for when the kids are invited to birthday parties or if there is a celebration at school.

This cake is so delicious that even my family members who eat gluten request it. They love it with some dairy free vanilla ice cream.

It is simple to make and is the perfect chocolate cake base for any recipes that you are wanting to make. I also use it to make cake donuts. What a treat they are!


5 from 10 votes

Vanilla Buttercream

This gluten free and vegan buttercream will melt in your mouth. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword The best vegan buttercream, Vegan Buttercream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 (1 Cake)
Calories 348 kcal


  • ½ Cup Vegan Butter
  • ½ Cup Vegetable Shortening
  • 2 ½ Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 4 tsp. Coconut Milk


  1. With a beater cream butter and shortening.
  2. Add sugar, and then add vanilla and milk.
  3. Beat on medium high for about 3 minutes until very smooth and fluffy.
Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Buttercream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 348 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Sodium 92mg4%
Potassium 5mg0%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Sugar 36g40%
Vitamin A 540IU11%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


0 from 0 votes

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake (Dairy Free too)

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10 slices


  • cups water
  • cups coconut oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups of sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • cups GF All Purpose Flour
  • Buttercream Frosting


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla.
  3. Once combined, add the melted coconut oil and mix for 2 minutes.
  4. Add water, flour, cocoa powder, xanthan gum and baking powder.
  5. Once all ingredients are mixed well, pour into a greased (I use coconut oil) cake pan or cupcake liners.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees. An 8 inch cake takes about 30 minutes and cupcakes take about 17-22 minutes.


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