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My Go To Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

I’ve had lots of attempts at a great gluten free chocolate cake recipe that works every time - both as a large cake and as cupcakes. I’ve tweaked this recipe over the years and am really happy with this recipe now. I did a version of this last year on the blog but have changed it a little and I think the result is better.

I didn’t have egg as a safe food for my son for quite some time so I created this recipe originally to work without eggs.


Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe - Happy Tummies

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

Gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, nut free, soy free, can be egg free


1 cup (85g) desiccated coconut (I prefer organic)
½ cup (90g) potato starch
½ cup (70g) sorghum flour
1½ cups (250g) rapadura sugar / raw sugar
1 tsp bi-carb soda
2 tsps baking powder
1 tsp xanthan gum
⅔ cup (80g) raw cacao powder
45g coconut oil, melted
1 cup (250mls) water or dairy free milk
2 tsps vanilla extract
2 eggs (or use Orgran No Egg Egg Replacer to replace 2 eggs)


  • Heat oven to 180 °C
  • If using Orgran No Egg to replace 2 eggs, place 2 tsps No Egg and 60mls of water into a small jug and whisk with a fork
  • Toss all of the dry ingredients into a Thermomix or food processor and blitz until the desiccated coconut is fine like flour – about 10 secs
  • Add the melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, eggs (or No Egg) and water and mix until well combined
  • Place into a greased and lined cake tin or cupcake pans
  • Cook for 20 minutes if making cupcakes, and about 55 minutes if making a single cake. Make sure you test to see if it needs a bit longer – the larger cake may

Tip: I usually cover a large cake on the base and over the top for the first 40 or so minutes with aluminium foil and remove the top cover for the last few minutes to stop it drying out and overcooking on the edges.

 Recipe From - Copyright Happy Tummies

I hope you like it! Lisa x

PS. To ice this cake, I just use a mix of 1 cup of icing sugar, 1 tbsp cacao powder and 75g Nuttelex. You will need more if piping for a birthday party. You could use a sugar free option if you prefer.