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One-Bowl Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1 ½ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 ¼ Cup Water
  • Cup Canola Oil
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ½ Cups King Arthur Gluten Free All Purpose Flour not the cake mix
  • ¾ Cup + 2T Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tablespoon Coconut Flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoon Xanthan Gum


  • Preheat oven to 350* F.
  • In a large bowl, combine sugar, water, applesauce, oil and vanilla with a whisk. Over top of the bowl, place a sifter. Into the sifter, measure the flour, cocoa, coconut flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and xanthan gum. Whist well to combine. About 1 minute.
  • Prepare your pans of choice by greasing the with a little coconut oil or pan spray. Portion batter into prepared pans and bake at 350* for 45-50 minutes for 7 inch cakes, 40-45 for 9 inch cakes, or 20-25 minutes for cupcakes. They are ready when a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out mostly clean, with a few moist crumbs attached.
  • Decorate as desired and devour with friends.
Keyword cake, gluten free, glutenfree cake