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.
This gluten free cake recipe can make a sheet cake, a layered cake, or cupcakes! If you love chocolate as much as we do, you will want to check out all of my delicious gluten free chocolate recipes.
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.
When I saw this devil’s food chocolate cake recipe in my grandmother’s recipe box, I knew I needed to convert this recipe to gluten free asap just in case my readers love chocolate as much as my family.
Devil’s Food Cake
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 this gluten free flour blend. This gluten free devils 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.
If chocolate isn’t your thing, or if you need both a chocolate and vanilla cake, you will want to make this Gluten Free Vanilla Cake recipe. It is the ultimate party cake!
As you can see, this cake has all of the delicious devil’s food cake traits, it is moist and rich!
Fun Ways to Make This Cake Recipe:
- 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! The first step is to make the chocolate custard in a saucepan. This is the secret to the deep chocolate flavor of this devil’s food cake recipe.
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 a 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?
More Delicious Gluten Free Chocolate Desserts to Try:
- Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Pops
- Dark Chocolate Custard
- Gluten Free Chocolate Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Gluten Free Chunky Monkey Donuts
Things You Need To Make This Recipe:
- For the Custard:
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- For the Cake:
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 3/4 cups gluten free flour blend
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 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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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 273 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 67mg Sodium: 260mg Carbohydrates: 43g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 25g Protein: 4g