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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

Alison Needham
One cake that you should absolutely add to your arsenal is this Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Snack Cake. It’s a riff on my famous gluten-free chocolate fudge cake that is so easy, so delicious, and so moist. Topped with vanilla buttercream and a sprinkle of mini-chocolate chips, this is a fun cake that everyone will love!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 453 kcal


  • 8" Square Cake Pan


For the Cake


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease one 8-inch square cake pan with gluten-free cooking spray, line with parchment, and spray again with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Combine the sugar, flour, xanthan (if using), cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, and beat until smooth. Carefully whisk in the hot water. The batter will be runny.
  • Pour the cake batter in the prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Let it cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to finish cooling completely.
  • Make the frosting. Beat the butter with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and sea salt, and beat on low speed until it begins to become incorporated. If necessary, add additional milk one tiny splash at a time and beat until the frosting is smooth and fluffy. Spread over cooled cake. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips if desired


This recipe is easily doubled to fit in a 9x13 inch baking pan. Dairy free? No problem, just substitute your favorite non-dairy butter and milk!


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 453kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 3gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 331mgPotassium: 84mgFiber: 2gSugar: 63gVitamin A: 394IUCalcium: 51mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chocolate Chip Cake, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Snack Cake, Gluten-Free Snack Cake
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