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Gluten Free Chocolate Pound Cake

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  • Author: Elaine VanVleck
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10 slices 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This moist recipe for gluten free chocolate pound cake is an easy dessert. This homemade gluten free baking recipe is really simple to make a loaf cake and chocolate icing to pour over top. The slices of pound cake are delicious served with coffee or a big glass of cold milk!



1 1/4 cup Gluten Free Flour
3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Xanthan Gum
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Sea Salt
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
1 cup Granulated Sugar
4 large Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup Buttermilk
1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, melted


Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Grease your 9x5 loaf pan with coconut oil or butter and line with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl whisk together the gluten free flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, xanthan gum, baking soda and sea salt. Set aside.

In a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate chips. I heat for 30 seconds at a time stirring in between until the chocolate is smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.

In the bowl of your stand mixer beat together the unsalted butter and granulated sugar for 2-3 minutes until well combined. Add the eggs one at a time beating the mixture in between to combine. Add the vanilla and beat to combine.

Add the melted chocolate and buttermilk to the mixture and beat to combine. 

Finally, add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture slowly until all ingredients are combined. The batter should be smooth and slightly thick. 

Pour the batter into the greased 9x5 loaf pan.

Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Leave the cake in the pan for 10 minutes and then move to a cooling rack to completely cool before icing.

I used my Gluten Free Chocolate Glaze Recipe to pour over this gluten free chocolate pound cake.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Gluten Free