Perfectly dense, fudgy, and quick to make, this Gluten-Free Chocolate Bundt Cake will be a new favorite treat in your household. Making a gluten-free bundt cake has never been easier.
Need a more traditional Gluten-Free Cake? Try my easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake.
Gluten-Free Bundt Cake
I haven't had a good Gluten-Free Chocolate Bundt Cake in forever. One that tastes like its gluten equivalent with a rich, fudgy flavor, and pleasing texture.
I searched through my recipe archives and realized I didn't have a recipe for a Gluten-Free Bundt Cake. Which should be a crime... just kidding about the crime thing.
But you'll agree with me when you make this gluten-free bundt cake recipe.
I could've used my gluten-free chocolate cake recipe but chocolate cake tends to be more airy and light (in my opinion).
You don't always get that dense, fudge-like consistency that you want to get with a gluten-free chocolate bundt cake.
And a gluten-free bundt cake should be sweet enough on its own that you don't need to add frosting.
Not that you need to add frosting to anything, but I love frosting and usually add it to most cakes I bake.
This Gluten-Free Chocolate Bundt Cake is loaded with chocolate chips and is perfect without frosting.
Easter is just around the corner, and I thought about making this gluten-free bundt cake and adding colorful fresh berries like strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries on the top and in the center.
Berries compliment chocolate cake well and they would add a lovely, healthy twist to a rich cake.
If you don't like serving chocolate at Easter, you could always save this gluten-free bundt cake for Mothers Day, or a Sunday brunch.
This recipe makes a 10-inch cake, which is the equivalent of 16 good-size slices.
Working with Gluten-Free Flours
When working with or measuring gluten-free flour, spoon the flour into the measuring cup and level. Do not scoop your measuring cup into the gluten-free flour.
The best method really is to weigh the gluten-free flour but I don't have the ingredient weights for all my recipes yet.
Is Sour Cream Gluten Free?
This recipe calls for sour cream. I often get the question is sour cream gluten free. Yes, sour cream is gluten free. Always check labels for off-brands to ensure no gluten ingredients were added.
How to make a gluten-free bundt cake
- Add sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to a large mixing bowl.
- Mix until combined and no lumps of cocoa remain.
- Add the eggs, sour cream, oil and vanilla.
- Beat on medium speed for 1-2 minutes. Add hot water and stir until combined. If desired, stir in chocolate chips.
- Poor into a non-stick bundt cake pan. Tap sides to help it settle.
- Bake as directed. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then loosen the sides of the cake with a rubber spatula. Invert the cake on a cooling rack and allow it to settle onto the cooling rack. You can frost this gluten-free chocolate bundt cake, drizzle it with melted chocolate, or enjoy it as-is.
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes only. Please see the printable recipe card below.
My family devoured this gluten-free bundt cake. Well, at least they tried to. I did end up giving about half of it away to friends (who loved it).
With the amount of baking and recipe development that I do, it's in our best health to share.
Also, it makes our friends and neighbors feel special that they get to enjoy fresh baked treats each week.
Are you a fan of chocolate anything? Then you'll also like these Flourless Chocolate Mudslide Cookies from My Gluten-Free Kitchen.
Please stop back by and leave a comment below letting me know what you thought of this bundt cake!
- 1 ¾ cups sugar
- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose gluten-free flour (Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1 and Ryze work well)
- ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 cup sour cream (or dairy-free yogurt to keep it dairy-free)
- ½ cup oil
- 1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
- 1 cup hot water
- ½ cup gluten-free mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 10-inch Bundt cake pan; set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the eggs, sour cream, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
- Add hot water and stir until combined.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Poor into pan. Tap sides to help it settle.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
- Dust with powdered sugar if desired.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
- Dairy-Free Option: Use dairy-free yogurt in place of the sour cream, and dairy-free chocolate chips to keep this dairy-free.
- Chocolate Chips: You can use regular chocolate chips, but they might sink to the bottom. Mini chocolate chips work best.
Serving Size:1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 342mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 3g