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A vegan chocolate cake dusted with powdered sugar and topped with fresh berries.

Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe | Gluten-Free

  • Author: Rachel Steenland
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cake, 8 slices 1x


A luscious vegan chocolate cake that is also gluten-free. Enjoy it with fruit, coconut cream, frosting, or anything else you can imagine!



Chocolate Cake




  1. Preheat over to 350F / 175C. Spray a 9 inch / 23cm round baking pan with cooking oil (alternatively line with parchment paper).
  2. Prepare flax egg by mixing together finely ground flax seeds with three tablespoons of water. Allow to thicken for five minutes.
  3. Add gluten free flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl, whisk to combine.
  4. Combine water and organic raw sugar, Truvia/sugar alternative into a medium pot over high heat. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat, stir in vegan dark chocolate chips and vegan butter, allow to melt for around 10 to 15 minutes. 
  5. Pour chocolate mixture into the dry ingredients, whisk until well combined. Whisk in flax egg, vanilla extract and apple cider vinegar.
  6. Scoop chocolate cake batter into prepare baking pan. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a wooden skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  7. Remove cake from the oven and allow to cool in pan for at least 15 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to complete cooling. 
  8. Once chocolate cake is cool, dust with a little powdered sugar or cacao powder (optional) and top with fresh berries.


  • *I’ve made this cake many times and always like to play around with the sugar content. My preferred combination is 50% organic raw sugar and 50% Truvia (stevia blended with cane sugar to create a low calorie sweetener), but if you prefer you can use 1 cup of organic raw sugar.
  • Nutrition facts are to be used as a guide only and are calculated without optional toppings.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 226
  • Sugar: 16.9 g
  • Sodium: 202.5 mg
  • Fat: 6.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.7 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.4 mg

Keywords: chocolate cake, gluten-free chocolate cake, vegan chocolate, chocolate