If you love chocolate cake, why not create your homemade gluten-free chocolate cake mix? It is quick and easy and keeps in your pantry for up to 10 weeks! This easy gluten free chocolate cake mix makes light and fluffy cakes with deep chocolate flavor!
Enjoy this cake mix for yourself, or pack it in mason jars and give it as gifts! I include a free printable recipe card so you can attach it to the jars!
Why this cake mix is great:
This gluten free chocolate cake mix is great because you always have a delicious cake mix on-hand. You can control the sweetness and the ingredients. Often a store-bought gluten free cake mix will contain an ingredient someone can't have, for example, corn starch. With this mix, you don't have to worry because you use safe flours.
This keeps in the pantry for up to 10 weeks, and you can use this cake mix to make a chocolate cakes, brownies, cupcakes, and even mug cakes! This is for you if you have ever wondered how to make a gluten-free chocolate cake mix from scratch!
Check out how yummy this cake mix is in the chocolate cake picture above!!"
One last reason this gluten free chocolate cake mix recipe is so great. It makes a great gift for the holidays!! I have included a printable recipe card to attach so you can give this as a gift!
Click for the cake recipe=> *Free gluten free chocolate cake recipe.*
What you need to make this:
I will get into the measurements in the recipe card below. This list is to help you know what to buy at the grocery store. Here are the gluten free chocolate cake mix ingredients you will need to make this recipe. Note there are a few options to you can tailor this recipe to your specific food allergies or sensitivities.
- Gluten free flour blend - I like King Arthur Measure for Measure (corn free), Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF Blend (corn free), or Authentic Foods Steve's Cake Flour Blend (gum free)
- OR make your own mix. I like to use a combination of sorghum, brown rice, and tapioca or arrowroot starch.
- Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum - these are what hold the cake together.
- Cocoa powder - see below for my recommended brands that are gluten free
- Baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Is cocoa powder gluten free?
Yes, most cocoa powders are gluten free. It is still important to always read labels, just in case cocoa powder is made on shared equipment. Here are some of my favorite gluten free cocoa powders:
- Rodelle Cocoa Powder - made with European Dutch chocolate, this cocoa powder is a winner in making your baked goods taste so chocolaty!
- My second favorite is by Anthony's. I think it is only available through Amazon, but Anthony's is not only high-quality cocoa powder, but it is organic and a 2-pound bag is about $15! This lasts forever and is great if you are on a budget.
- Ghirardelli - my favorite local San Francisco brand also has a delicious gluten free cocoa powder.
- Hershey's - another staple cocoa powder, you can find this in most grocery stores.
Recipe step-by-step directions:
Step 1: Add your dry ingredients to a bowl.
Step 2: Whisk to blend.
Step 3: Pour into mason jars, a Ziplock bag, or an air-tight storage container.
Step 4: If this is going to be gifted, print out the cake recipe printable above and attach it to the cake mix so your friends can use this gluten free chocolate cake mix to make the cake.
If you want to vary this recipe, you can add all sorts of delicious things to this cake mix. Here are some of my favorites:
- chocolate chips (I like mini-sized chocolate chips for cakes.
- nuts - pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, any will do.
- sprinkles - bright rainbow sprinkles are always fun to use.
- make a zebra cake by swirling in this gluten free vanilla cake batter.
You can store this chocolate cake mix in a mason jar, air-tight container, or Ziplock bag.
This cake mix will keep up to 10 weeks.
This cake mix can make chocolate cake, brownies, and cupcakes!
If you are looking for another great gift-giving idea, this Gluten Free Muffin Mix is perfect!
More delicious chocolate recipes to try:
Homemade Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 1 ½ cups cocoa powder *see note
- ½ cup tapioca starch *see note
- ½ cup brown rice flour *see note
- ½ cup sorghum flour *see note
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons Xanthan Gum *see note
- In a large bowl, add all of the ingredients and whisk to mix well.
- Pour the cake mix into a large mason jar, Ziplock bag, or air-tight container for storage.
- Print out the recipe linked in the post so you can make the cake, or give the cake recipe to someone you are gifting this cake mix to.
- Many ask if cocoa powders are gluten free. I am glad to say they are, but you should always double-check the label. I like Anthony's (via Amazon), Ghirardelli, and Rodelle brands best.
- If you prefer to use a gluten free flour blend, add 1 ½ cups instead of the individual flour.
- If you use a gluten free flour blend, check to see if it contains Xanthan Gum. If it does, do NOT add more.
- This cake mix will keep up to 10 weeks if it is in an air-tight container.
- Print out this chocolate cake recipe card to go with the mix so it can be given as a gift.
Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn't test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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Love this! Would be interested in including a recipe card for a mug cake. How could this be adapted to a mug cake? My daughter loves to make mug cakes, so she could use this mix to make them! Lovely gift idea.
This is a great idea to add this information. I will test it out this week and follow up with you.
HI. I love this idea. Did I miss the measurement for the already mixed flour or do I just add up the ingredients you list. It is possible you listed in the body of the text..but I missed it.
Hi Ann, I think you did miss it. At the top of the post, hit the big Jump to Recipe button to go to the recipe card.
The cake recipe calls for more baking powder, is that correct?
This made enough mix to equal 1.5 store bought mixes. My teenage daughter wanted to make homemade "pile of cake mix oreos". So she adjusted her recipe for 1.5 boxes of cake mix. The cookies were awesome! This mix recipe is definitely a keeper. We used millet flour instead of sorghum bc we love the millet brown rice flavor. Thanks for sharing!
I am so glad she loved it!! Thank you so much for coming back and letting me know!
ooh, this is so great! love that i can keep gf mix on hand for our nephew!
Glad to help 🙂