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8 Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Recipes to Try For the Holidays

Okay… so I’ll admit that chocolate cake might not be considered a holiday dessert on its own.

But really, who is going to say no if you bring a chocolate ganache cake to a Chanukah gathering? Or to your family’s Christmas Eve feast? Or the annual Christmas potluck at work?

That’s right. NO ONE! Well… that’s not true. If you bring a regular cake, then you’ll be denying the gluten-free members of your household the pleasure of chocolatey goodness. Which is definitely not in keeping with the holiday season, now is it?

Thankfully for you, I’ve put together this list of gluten-free chocolate cake recipes you can try out over the next three weeks that’ll wow the taste buds of all your family and friends– gluten-free and otherwise!

Everyone’s Favorite {Gluten-Free} Chocolate Cake

everyone's favorite

This simple, yummy recipe is made using rice-flour. You can dust it with icing sugar as pictured, or make your own frosting as desired. Lovingly nabbed from www.ruthplustwo.com.

Lava Cakes

lava cakes

Who doesn’t like lava cakes? I have no shame in admitting there is a certain child-like joy in stabbing into these things with a fork and watching the chocolatey goodness gush out like… well… lava! This recipe is from Mom, What’s for Dinner? which is written by Christi, whose daughter has Celiac disease.

St. Patrick’s Day Gluten Free Chocolate Stout Cake

chocolate & beer

Chocolate. Beer. Chocolate AND beer. In a cake. That’s gluten-free. What’s not to love about this??? Stolen from The Cake Scientist… who I must admit, is a genius!

Flourless Chocolate Cake With A Chocolate Glaze

flourless chocolate cake

This recipe was nabbed from SunSpire, a company that manufactures some pretty kick-butt baking chocolate, amongst other things. I use their unsweetened baking chocolate in my brownies all the time! And this cake looks pretty divine.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Layer Cake

Chocolate Layer Cake

If you’re a coffee-lover, you’re going to enjoy this cake, as it’s got got mocha frosting on top. It’s also gluten-free, nut-free AND dairy-free. A triple-whammy!

GF Chocolate Berry Anniversary Cake with Meringue & Healthy Balsamic Cocoa Syrup

Chocolate Berry Anniversary Cake

Okay, so I’ll be the first to admit that I have a strange and possibly unhealthy aversion to raspberries. I’ve just never been able to warm up to them. That said, I couldn’t resist checking this cake out because it looks so interesting! I mean, balsamic cocoa syrup? AND meringue? If you’re looking to make something fancy, I’d definitely give this one a shot! If you’re like me, you can always substitute the raspberries for blackberries or cherries. 😉

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

I’m a big fan of chocolate and nuts… and despite being unable to eat Nutella, for some reason I can still eat stuff like this (no, I don’t understand it either). Of course if you can’t do nuts this cake isn’t for you… but it is a paleo recipe and is gluten-free, dairy-free AND sugar-free! Consequently, I nabbed this one from Paleoliscious.

Stale Bread Pudding Cake

Stale Bread Pudding Cake

I know that the name might not sound appetizing. But this is a great way to make use of your stale bread instead of throwing it out! So if you’re looking on ways to cut down on food waste, this is a delicious way to start. Taken from Jul’s Kitchen, whose blog posts and recipes come straight out of Tuscany, Italy.

What do you think of these recipes? Any you would care to try? If you do, please let us know your results in the comments section! We’d love to hear from you. 🙂


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