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Gluten Free Mint Chocolate Chip Cake

Sandi Gaertner
A delicious Gluten Free Mint Chocolate Chip Cake with buttercream frosting. The cake was decorated as a monster for a kid's birthday party.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Additional Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 14
Calories 569 kcal


  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend * see note
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup butter melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoons peppermint extract
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup milk
  • optional food coloring
  • Frosting You need a lot if decorating the cake:
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¼ cup water you will probably need more, but add a little at a time after ¼ cup


  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
  • Add the wet ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to blend.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, add the chocolate chips and mix.
  • Pour the cake batter into three 8 inch cake pans.
  • Bake 30 minutes until a toothpick comes out dry.
  • Remove the cakes from the oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack.
  • Add the frosting ingredients to a standing mixer. Wait until the cake is fully cooled before frosting it.
  • Follow the cake decorating instructions in this post.


  1. 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 in this recipe. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
  2. If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of the donut. If the toothpick comes out clean, it is done baking. If you see batter or crumbs, the donuts need to bake longer.
  4. *Note, if you are not going to decorate the cake as a monster, half the frosting recipe!


Serving: 1gCalories: 569kcalCarbohydrates: 83gProtein: 3gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 262mgPotassium: 62mgFiber: 2gSugar: 70gVitamin A: 779IUCalcium: 56mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gluten free mint chocolate chip cake, gluten free monster birthday cake
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