4 February 2014

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

There was a birthday at our home last week, which was an occasion that called for, as all birthdays do: cake. And we sure did find a winner of a recipe! A cake unlike any other that is rich, lightly moist, full of body, and full of chocolate.

Enter “Special Occasion Chocolate Cake” from page 384 of Trim Healthy Mama, topped with the fluffy and rich “Chocolate Frosting” from Paleo Indulgences (ignore the worldview behind the title, please). A recipe combo that I think would also be perfect for creme-filled cupcakes.

  • If you have food sensitivities, you’ll be glad to know that these recipes are gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free, making for a happy tummy.
  • If you’re a Trim Healthy Mama, this cake is an S.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

The simple decorating is spread icing with cocoa powder sprinkled on top. Whenever I add icing to a cake, I’m reminded of the day years ago when we decided we wouldn’t be doing fancy cake decorating in our kitchen again… that was quite the adventure.

And the candle holes are for extra beauty, attesting to the joyful celebration of Breezy’s birthday.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints,
for those who fear Him have no lack!”
—Psalm 34:8-9

  1. 8 Responses to “The best chocolate cake… and it’s gluten-free.”

  2. Clare on Feb 4, 2014 said:

    Oh that cake does look nice!

  3. IZZY on Feb 4, 2014 said:

    It looks beautiful and delicious too! One of my favourite cake recipes is gluten-free, even though I can eat gluten, because it is so rich and moist!

  4. Rachel on Feb 4, 2014 said:

    This looks so delicious! Happy birthday to Miss Breezy. If you’re feeling adventurous in the future, my favorite gluten-free chocolate cake recipe (using almond and buckwheat flours) came from here: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2012/05/chocolate-buckwheat-cake/

  5. Christy on Feb 4, 2014 said:

    So great! My new niece that was just adopted is on a gluten free diet, and her birthday is coming up soon, so this will be a perfect celebration treat for her. Thanks for sharing!! And I am so happy to see a new post again :)

  6. Jessica on Feb 4, 2014 said:

    Beautiful photography, of course! I have not yet tried this recipe, but will have to try it soon. I really do love so many of the THM recipes! Are all of you ladies eating within the plan guidelines? I love how it meets everyone right where they are.

    Missing you all,


  7. Anna on Feb 6, 2014 said:

    I love that your cake looks like a rich mocha cake! I also love that you mentioned that it is a THM recipe! I am a Trim Healthy member too! I would love it if you would post more recipes! They always look scrumptious and yummy!

  8. Laura on Feb 12, 2014 said:

    Hi, Thank you so much for all the lovely posts! I have a few members of THM in my family.

  9. Emma Joy on Feb 26, 2014 said:

    Thank you for this sweet recipe! I appreciate the healthy versions of foods we all love.

    ♥ Emma Joy

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