This moist gluten-free chocolate snack cake recipe couldn’t be easier. You mix and bake it in the same pan! Plus it’s vegan and low in fat!
A snack cake is a small one-layer cake – usually baked in an 8-inch square pan. Made with wholesome ingredients, this cake is a guiltless treat you can prepare in less than an hour!
Apple sauce replaces half the oil and maple syrup takes the place of cane sugar. And it’s filled with chocolatey goodness! It doesn’t get much better than that!
Gluten-Free Chocolate Snack Cake Made Fancy
This gluten-free chocolate snack cake is delicious on its own. But, if you want to make it extra special, you can stir the chocolate chips in the batter and top it with Dark Chocolate Avocado Frosting.
This is our go-to combination when we celebrate birthdays for the chocolate lovers in our family. 😊
Gluten Free Chocolate Snack Cake
- 1 2/3 cups gluten-free all purpose flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
- 1/4 cup dark cocoa
- 1 tsp. xanthan gum
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 2 Tbsp. grape seed oil plus enough unsweetened apple sauce to equal 1/3 cup
- 2/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (gluten-free and diary-free)
- Preheat toaster oven or conventional oven to 350° (I like to use my convection toaster oven)
- Add dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) to an ungreased 8×8 baking dish and mix with a fork until well blended
- Add wet ingredients and continue to mix with a fork – making sure to scrape along bottom and edges of baking dish – until well combined
- Sprinkle chocolate chips on top
- Bake approximately 30 minutes at 350° (if using convection oven) or 35-40 minutes (if using conventional oven) or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
- Cool in pan on a wire rack for at least one hour prior to cutting
Note: I do not include nutrition information with my recipes because I subscribe to the theories presented in the book Whole and believe we should focus on eating a variety of whole foods instead of counting calories or keeping track of individual nutrients.
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