Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Recipe


This easy recipe makes a rich chocolate cake. If desired, add a sprinkle of chocolate chips to each ramekin before baking.

Orange-Chocolate Cake Add a few drops of pure orange oil to the batter before baking.

Dairy-Free Use coffee or a dairy-free milk alternative in place of the milk.

Egg-Free This cake does not work well egg-free.

This cake is best served warm.

Recipe Details

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

Active 5 mins
Total 30 mins
Serves 2 servings


  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white rice flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (natural or Dutch process)
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca starch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons milk or coffee
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips, optional
  • confectioners' sugar, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease each ramekin with non-stick cooking spray. In small bowl, whisk together granulated sugar, white rice flour, cocoa powder, tapioca starch, salt, and baking soda. Add milk (or coffee), vegetable oil, and egg. Whisk until smooth.

  2. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly between the two prepared ramekins. Divide batter evenly between the ramekins. Bake until cake is firm and aromatic, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Allow to cool for five minutes. Dusk with confectioners' sugar if desired. Serve warm.

Special equipment

2 (1 cup each) ramekins