gluten free chocolate cake

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Gluten free chocolate cake is a delicious way to enjoy a decadent dessert. This Texas sheet cake is perfect for holidays and special occasions and so easy to make!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 20 slices
Author Jill from Simply Jillicious


For the Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

For the Icing

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder I used raw cacao powder
  • 1 stick butter 8 tablespoons
  • 6 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pound powdered sugar about 4 cups before sifting
  • pinch of sea salt


For the Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

  • Combine butter, water and cocoa in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Whisk the flour, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl until combined. Add the cocoa mixture into the flour mixture and whisk until a batter is formed. Add the sour cream, eggs, and baking soda and stir until combined.
  • Spread the batter onto a greased sheet pan and bake at 375┬░F for 20-25 minutes.

For the Icing

  • Sift the cocoa powder and powdered sugar into the stand mixer bowl.
  • Heat the butter and evaporated milk in a saucepan just until it comes to a gentle boil. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla and pinch of salt.
  • Fit the whisk attachment onto the stand mixer and carefully poor the heated butter mixture into the powdered sugar mixture while on low speed.
  • Increase the speed to medium high and mix the icing until it's well combined, scraping the sides down occasionally to make sure it's well mixed.
  • Ice the cake while still warm. I find that if I start the icing right when the cake comes out of the oven, it's ready to be frosted as soon as the icing comes together.


Wait for the cake to cool before cutting.
All ovens vary.  Please watch your cake starting at 20 minutes!