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Gluten Free Devil's Food Cake

Sandi Gaertner
A moist deep chocolate gluten free devil's food cake. You can make this as a sheet cake, cupcakes, or a layer cake.
4.94 from 29 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 274 kcal



  • ¾ cup cocoa powder * see note
  • ½ cup almond milk * see note
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 ¾ cups gluten free flour blend * see note
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • 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 30-45 minutes until done. *see notes


  1. Baking time really will vary by pan size, if you are making sheet cake, thinner layer cakes, or cupcakes with this batter.
  2. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF, Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend, and Authentic Foods Multi Blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
  3. If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  4. To make this recipe dairy-free, substitute the butter for vegan butter.
  5. There are several great gluten free cocoa powder brands I like to use. Ghirardelli, Rhodelle, Anthony's, and Hershey.
  6. This cake will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.


Serving: 1gCalories: 274kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 276mgPotassium: 133mgFiber: 4gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 298IUCalcium: 77mgIron: 2mg
Keyword easy devil's food cake, gluten free devils food cake
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