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Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe – Vegan

  • Author: A Little Insanity - Erika
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 8" Round Cakes 1x
  • Category: Gluten Free
  • Cuisine: Dessert


This delicious Gluten Free & Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe is both moist & perfect for birthday cakes, cupcakes, mini cakes & donuts! Made with Whole Food ingredients






  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly spray (2) 8″ Round Cake Pans or (1) 9 x 13 Rectangular Pan with nonstick spray & Dust with cocoa powder. Use cupcake liners if making cupcakes. Set Aside
  3. Whisk the Coconut Milk & Apple Cider Vinegar together in your mixing bowl or stand mixer with whisk attachment and set aside while you gather your other ingredients.
  4. Add in the Applesauce, Coconut Oil & Vanilla Extract & beat until mixture is a bit foamy.
  5. Whisk together all of your Dry Mix Ingredients & gradually add to the the wet ingredients while mixing.
  6. Beat on Medium-High Speed until no lumps remain – It should be smooth and pourable.
  7. Divide batter evenly between your cake pans.
  8. Bake 25-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. I generally cook my Gluten Free Baked Goods until they register 210-220 on my digital thermometer. Trust the temperature & toothpick over the actual time cooked since every oven & pan cooks differently.
  9. Let cool completely before frosting.


I’ve used this recipe to successfully make Cupcakes, Donuts, Mini Cakes, Sheet Cakes & a 4 Layer Birthday Cake!


  • Serving Size: 1 Slice
  • Calories: 270