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Vegan Gluten Free Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

 Vegan Gluten Free Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

ridiculously good chocolate cake

Oh how I love Chocolate!  I think that should be a song:)  I love to cook, bake, melt, smell and eat chocolate.  This is my mom’s recipe that I have changed to make it a Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake.  This is an eggless cake like they use to make years ago and it is soooo good.   Here is my recipe for the Vegan Gluten Free Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake.

Ingredients for Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake:

2 cups gluten free flour mix

2/3 to 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1- 2/3 – 1-3/4 cup pure natural cane sugar

1 tsp salt

1- 1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum

3/4 cup ( 1-1/2 sticks) vegan margarine or coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla

1-1/3 cup water


Blend liquids until smooth then add  dry ingredients and blend.

Pour into 9″ pan and Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.   Cool and serve with your favorite topping.

I hope you enjoy this Vegan Gluten Free rendition of an old fashioned eggless chocolate cake!




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  1. william saylor says:

    This looks really good.

  2. I love chocolate too and this sounds absolutely scrumptious

  3. Thank you for this recipe. I have a couple of good friends who are gluten-free and it’s nice to have some gluten-free recipes in my arsenal for whenever they happen to be over.

  4. Gail Williams says:

    Yummy! I have 2 granddaughters who are eating gluten-free so I want to make this recipe for them. We love to have a little something for our tea parties!

  5. Ashley Mullins says:

    I am not vegan, Ive never really looked into any recipes but this looks amazing! I may have to try this :D Thank you :D

  6. Amy Peschel says:

    This sounds yummy! I’ll have to bake it.

  7. Richard Hicks says:

    I want to make this and see if everyone loves it as a “normally” made cake. Looks so good and much healthier

  8. Where do you find Xanthan Gum and does that take place of the egg to hold it together?

    • Hi Becky, Xanthan Gum is in with flours. Bob’s Red Mill makes it and it doesn’t take the place of eggs. You could use Guar Gum instead of Xanthan Gum. If you leave it out the bread is not as flaky and tender.

  9. This sounds really good! I have been thinking for last 6 months or so that I want to go vegetarian, I don’t think I am ready to be vegan…but it’s a new journey for me….I haven’t given up meat all together yet, but I am certainly on my way

  10. mary blanton says:

    Thanks for all of the deals, giveaways, and the recipes that you post. I want you to know that someone out here REALLY appreciates what your doing for everyone! :)

  11. Yummy! That looks so good! I LOVE Gluten-free recipes! Thank you so much for this, i’m going to be making this tonight!

  12. looks good to me, I have never had a cake like this with no egg and gluten free, worth a try though

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  13. Dorothy Boucher says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful recipe with all of us, yum!! it looks so good, can’t wait to try this ;)

  14. Thanks for sharing this recipe … we’re always on the lookout for good ones that we can make for when my brother is visiting! Pinning!

  15. Jackie Preas says:

    This sounds really good…just have to find the right kind of flour (we put our granddaughter on a gf diet to the find out we were harming her more as many of the things use Soy as an ingredient…she has a severe soy allergy)

    • Jackie,
      My favorite flour is by The Pure Pantry…available in the lower 48 but up here in Alaska I have to order from her site. She uses brown rice, sorghum, quinoa flours and potato starch. Guaranteed gluten, dairy, soy, nut and egg free…and no refined sugar.



  17. marthalynn says:

    Oh Yum! I’m excited to try this! What brand/type of flour do you use for this recipe? I have found that certain recipes are better with King Arthur’s GF all-purpose vs Bob’s Red Mill vs. Pamela’s etc…

  18. Lindsay Lee says:

    Yum this looks so good! I have all of the ingredients for these and I’ve been craving chocolate all day! Thank you so much for posting this recipe. Off to my kitchen I go, to make this cake!!! =)

  19. This looks wonderful! I’m veg and not GF but I have friends who are and it’s sometimes a struggle to find dessert recipes that work for everyone and still taste good (that last part is particularly important)! I’ll be trying this in the future!

  20. Susan White says:

    This cake looks so good. It’s nice to find something decadent without all of the bad things in it.

  21. kyla whitley says:

    this sounds like a very simple chocolate cake. Looks very good. My autistic son has been on a gluten free diet for years. always looking for a new recipe to try on him! thank you for sharing. :D

  22. Wow.. that is actually something I could do. My sister is gluten free and a vegetarian but she has a lot of allergies. This is something I could make her and she would be in heaven. It looks so yummy! :) Thanks for the recipe

  23. Elizabeth Bailey says:

    wow… this looks like such an easy recipe. Definatly going to share with my sisters.

  24. Great recipe…love chocolate and this recipe looks soo easy to make and good for you too!! thank you

  25. It is surprising that cake can even be made vegan this one sounds delicious though.

  26. Debbie Welchert says:

    This looks so yummy. I think I will be trying it out for Thanksgiving.

  27. Kayla Brumfield says:

    Wow,looks really good!

  28. Anita Jones says:

    this looks super yummy! might just have to give it a try.

  29. Anita Leibert says:

    I also love chocolate and maybe too much! This recipe looks quite simple to make and sounds oh so yummy!

  30. Thank you for this! I am not vegan year round, but as an Orthodox Christian I often need vegan recipes for fasting times. I don’t do any soy whatsoever, and your recipes give me some viable alternatives to try!

  31. this recipe looks so good!!!!!!!!

  32. Your vegan and gluten free chocolate cake is amazing. Gluten free has to be a change in lifestyle.

  33. I have a friend who’s child is on a gluten free diet, and she was looking for a chocolate cake recipe for his birthday… I’m SO going to send her a link to this, it looks awesome!! I can’t wait for the party to try it!

  34. I want to make a chocolate homemade cake like this. I just wonder what is Xanthan Gum?

    • Sandy,
      Xanthan Gum takes the place of gluten making the cake more spongy and flaky. Bob’s Red Mill makes it and its in with the flours and sugars area.

  35. Jen Rodrigues says:

    I love chocolate and I am always looking for great and healthier options. Thanks for sharing. I am adding this to my recipes. :)

  36. Where can you buy xanth..whatever it is, lol I never heard of that before but I’m sure it’s because I never read ingredient labels. It does look like an easy recipe :) Thanks for sharing!

  37. Who doesn’t love chocolate cake?!

  38. meegan whitford says:

    this looks so yummy!!!

  39. Michelle.A. says:

    Oh my gosh this looks great! We are always looking for new recipes. This is added to the list! thank you.

  40. These Eggless Cakes are becoming more and more popular. Thank you. Jerri Davis

  41. Richard Hicks says:

    These look so yummy! Who would think they are vegan and gluten free!

  42. Chris Kelly Lasch says:

    I have a gluten free friend that would love this page! I will share it with her.

  43. I love Chocolate Cake so am glad you shared this recipe! It looks so good and it’s nice to find a version that is Gluten Free and Vegan! Yippee!

  44. Seeing as we have a child on the family who is allergic to eggs this will be a nice receipe to fix for the holidays. It’s always hard to know what special treats to make him. Thanks!

  45. looks delicious!

  46. Michael Lambert says:

    This looks really good. I will have to let my wife know about this recipe!

  47. Fee (Phyllis) Roberts says:

    This sounds amazing! I love chocolate cake, but it doesn’t love me. Thanks for the recipe! =D

  48. looks delicious! will have to try!

  49. This is the way I like to make cake all at once. looks sooo good!

  50. I will be happy to try this chocolate cake. It looks wonderful!

  51. Huguette English says:

    Looks delicious, I want to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing :)

  52. krista grandstaff says:

    I have had several recipes for gluten free choc cake that just didn’t quite cut it… but they were very dry…your pic and the amount of water and coconut oil looks like it would keep this one nice and moist…I am def going to give it a try this weekend… Thanks so much for sharing!! If you ever come up with a kuchen recipe that is gluten and dairy free.. PLEASE post it!!! :)

    • Krista,
      I have been looking…oh I miss Kuchen! If I come up with something I will be sure to post it. But probably this spring I’ll have more time to play with a recipe like that.

  53. Chrystal D says:

    I’m not a big fan of chocolate but that looks really good!

  54. juli guthrie says:

    All I can say is YUM! My mother taught me that chocolate is one of the main food groups. lol

  55. julie tierney says:

    Its great to find redipes that are both vegan and gluten free… especially CHOCOLATE ones !!! lol I will definitely give this a try. And pls can we have more recipes like this :-D

  56. Julie…I will try to keep them coming!

  57. This looks SO good!! Thanks for sharing!

  58. Charlotte Raynor says:

    I am a chocolate lover myself. Love that chocolate!!! This cake sounds so yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :-)

  59. Jennifer Hokanson says:

    Love all of your recipes!!

  60. MMM this sounds soo good! I’ve been enjoying some energy bars lately that have many similar ingredients and I’d luv to make my own – this recipe unlocks their secrets!!!

  61. I’m not vegan or eat gluten free but this I want to try.

  62. This sounds absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing!! My son has EE, always looking for creative ideas :)

  63. Hillary R says:

    This looks fantastic! I’m going to have to make it for my boyfriend who is allergic to eggs!

  64. OMG This looks AMAZING!!!

  65. Looks delicious and easy to make!

  66. I’m going to have to try this, it looks tasty!

  67. I love chocolate – definitely have to try this!

  68. Yum!

  69. This looks like a good version of something I have had!

  70. This sounds so delicious. I’m definitely going to try this recipe with my husband when he gets home from deployment!

  71. This looks delicious! My niece is a celiac and would love this.

  72. Lucy Lopez says:

    This looks so good. Can’t wait to give it a try.

  73. Vicki Hale says:

    i’ve never heard of xanthan before, i’ll have to look into that! Thank you Vicki

  74. This recipe looks delicious. It is so nice that there is so much you can still have and be gluten free.

  75. natalie nichols says:

    This looks amazing!

  76. Kathy Lane says:

    This recipe looks yummy!I love chocolate,and can’t wait to try it.

  77. candess phillips says:

    I didnt know you could use coconut oil as a sub for veg.margerine… awesome one more choice. I LIKE the pictures you included, or else I would have believed a chocolate cake possible but one that was flat and compounded as a frisbee. You can’t see a difference, yours looks like a fluffy piece of chocolate I believe in vegan chocolate.

  78. Sam Dock says:

    I have been dying for chocolate cake, I think I have everything I need to make this tomorrow, thanks for sharing.

  79. omg..this looks scrumptious!

  80. Lenora D says:

    This looks wonderful. I guess it’s hard to realize even baking can be vegan and gluten free

  81. loyri halliburton says:

    Love chocolate cake. I’ll have to try out this recipe.

  82. Lisa Ehrman says:

    I love chocolate, too! The recipe looks and sounds delicious. Have you ever tried it with an alternative sweetener? I’m always trying to substitute stevia or something for white sugar. Some things I’ve tried only seem to work good with real sugar, like cookies. But, it looks great and I love finding any gluten free chocolate recipe!

  83. will have to try this for a dinner party next week where only one of the guests if vegan…I wonder if anyone will notice it is vegan if I don’t tell them

  84. Yum, chocolate cake. I don’t think I’ve ever had gluten-free chocolate cake, I can’t wait to give this a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  85. i love chocolate cake and this looks amazing thank you