A super moist, tender, and light gluten free chocolate bundt cake that everyone will enjoy. After months of experimentation, this is the best chocolate cake I have ever had, gluten free or not. This recipe may also be made into cupcakes or a layer cake.
Watch the video to see how tender, moist, and light this cake really is.
Gluten Free Chocolate Bundt Cake and Cupcakes
- 2-3/4 cups granulated sugar vegan/organic if necessary, but add to the mixing time
- 2-1/4 cups + 2 tablespoons gluten free all-purpose flour
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons baking Dutch-processed cocoa plus 2 more tablespoons for dusting the pan (or regular unsweetened)
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs** at room temperature
- 1-1/2 cups strongly brewed coffee
- 1-1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk or dairy-free recipe*
- 3/4 cup neutral-flavored oil
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar for garnish
Generously oil a 10-inch fluted bundt/tube pan; dust with 2 tablespoons cocoa powder; line a 6-cup muffin pan with paper liners or oil and dust with cocoa powder; set both aside. Preheat the oven to 325ºF.
In a large bowl, combine the sugar, flour blend, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Add the eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Fill the 6 muffin tins three-quarters full with batter. Pour the remaining batter into the prepared bundt pan.
Bake cupcakes for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Bake bundt cakes for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool 10 minutes. Then, remove the cupcakes directly to the wire rack. The bundt cake should be transferred to a wire rack lined with a sheet of parchment paper, upside down so that the fluted portion of the cake is right side up. Allow to cool for 1 hour. Then remove the parchment. Spray the rack with gluten free non-stick cooking oil spray and allow to cool completely.
Once cool, dust with confectioners' sugar using a small mesh strainer. If you prefer a frosting, use the Chocolate Ganache Recipe.
*To make dairy-free buttermilk, add 1-1/2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a 2-cup measuring cup. Then, fill to the 1-1/2 cup mark with unsweetened, unflavored almond milk. Let sit until it begins to thicken, at least 15 minutes.
**For Egg Free: Use 6 tablespoons (1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons) liquid from a can of cannellini beans plus 3 additional tablespoons of oil to replace three eggs.