Gluten free chocolate layer cake with homemade cream cheese frosting would make a delicious gluten free birthday cake. Rich chocolate flavors blend in perfectly with the homemade cream cheese frosting.
Because the gluten free chocolate layer cake is not completely covered with frosting, it’s also sometimes called a gluten free naked cake. The gluten free chocolate layer cake recipe can also be used to make gluten free cupcakes, or just an anytime dessert.
My family is all about chocolate over Valentine’s Day. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and even white chocolates are so hard to resist. This gluten free chocolate layer cake is one of their favorites.
If you lean towards chocolate desserts, this easy gluten free layer cake recipe should go onto your list of cakes to make.
You will find this cake has a rich deep chocolate fudge flavor. I had fun with the frosting layers by making a pink sweet cream cheese frosting. Adding food coloring made it pink for Valentine’s Day. Here are even more Gluten Free Valentine’s Day recipes!
Feel free to leave the gluten free frosting white for a delicious easy gluten free birthday cake recipe. (You can even add green food coloring for St. Patrick’s Day!) The possibilities are endless!
One thing I love about this gluten free chocolate layer cake is how small it is. I have a really hard time ignoring desserts. Just ask my hips! If there is any type of sweet laying around, I will eat it. This little cake serves 4-6 people, so after each family member has a slice, there are NO leftovers! My hips will love that!
This cake is delicious, but I have lots of other yummy gluten free chocolate recipes on the blog that are worthy of trying. Make these moist Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies and these Gluten Free Chocolate Donuts with Cookie Dough Frosting. or this super yummy Gluten Free Lemon Layer Cake!
One of the most important things in making this gluten free chocolate layer cake recipe is to use small cake pans. I use this cute set of mini layer cake pans. These cake pans make layer cakes so easy to make. You can choose how many layers to make your cake. I used all 5 layer pans to make my homemade gluten free cake recipe.
How to Make Gluten Free Chocolate Layer Cake:
Add the dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix well.
This is the batter.
Bake in the small cake pans. (You can also make gluten free chocolate cupcakes with the batter if you don’t have a cake pan!)
While the cakes are cooling, mix up the cream cheese frosting.
Frost and build the layers up. Add sprinkles if you like to the top :-).
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Things You Need To Make This Gluten Free Chocolate Layer Cake Recipe:
- The super cute mini layer cake pans I mention above.
- My very favorite gluten free flour blend makes your cake light and delicious.
Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Layer Cake Recipe:
Easy gluten free chocolate layer cake.
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder (I used Anthony's)
- 3/4 cup gluten free flour blend
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon baking powder + dash of salt
- 1/2 cup almond milk (or other milk)
- 6 ounces vanilla yogurt
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-2 teaspoons water
- food coloring for frosting (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, add all dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
In a smaller bowl, add all wet ingredients above the cream cheese. (The ones from cream cheese are for the frosting.)
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
Spray cake pans with coconut oil. Add batter to each layer pan.
Bake for 20 minutes, checking to see if it is done. (Time cooking really will vary depending on pan size, or if you are making cupcakes.)
Remove from the oven. Tip the pans so cakes come out onto the cooling rack.
In a mixer, add frosting ingredients and mix until thick and creamy. (Start on low speed so powdered sugar doesn't fly all over your kitchen!)
When the cake is cool, frost each layer.