Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake Recipe

 Vegan Gluten Free Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Oh how I love Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake!  I love to cook, bake, melt, smell and eat anything chocolate.  This is my mom’s recipe that I have changed to make Vegan Gluten Free.  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.

Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake Recipe:

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. M.Clark says

    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.

  2. Liza says

    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

  3. 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!

  4. Sam Dock says

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

  5. 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 cake..now I believe in vegan chocolate.

  6. Heidi says

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

  7. kaitlin says

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

  8. Rosie says

    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!!!

  9. Charlotte Raynor says

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

  10. 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 😀

  11. 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!!! :)

    • says

      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.

  12. Sherrie says

    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!

  13. Suz Saves says

    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!

  14. Jan says

    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!

  15. 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. :)

    • says

      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.

  16. says

    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!

  17. Rebecca G says

    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!

  18. Lanie says

    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

  19. 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. 😀

  20. says

    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!

  21. 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!!! =)

  22. 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…

  23. 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)

    • says

      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.

  24. 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 😉

  25. Lisa R says

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

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  26. Stacy D. says

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

  27. 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! :)

  28. says

    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

    • says

      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.

  29. 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

  30. Ashley Mullins says

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

  31. 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!

  32. Karen Che says

    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.

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