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Gluten Free Three Layer Chocolate Cake

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  • Author: She Likes Food
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8-12 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This is the best homemade gluten free chocolate cake you will ever eat!  Everyone who makes it loves it, even people who aren’t gluten free!


  • 2 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Bob’s Red Mill gluten free 1:1 baking flour*
  • 1 1/2 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk or regular milk
  • 1 1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yougurt
  • 2 cups chocolate frosting – see link below for the one I used


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powered, salt, baking soda and baking powder. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars. Add the eggs one at a time and then add the vanilla and mix again. Finally add the milk and mix one last time. The wet mixture might look a little strange at this point, but that is ok!
  2. Add the flour mixture and the Greek yogurt to the wet mixture, one half at a time alternating between the two, starting with the flour. Give the batter one last mix until everything is combined.
  3. Grease three 8 inch cake pans and equally distribute the batter into the pans. Bake cakes for about 30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let the cake cool inside the pan for ten minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.
  4. Once the cakes are cooled, transfer to a plate or cake stand and stack the cakes on top of eachother, frosting in between each one. Frost the top and sides of the cake, smoothing out with a knife if necessary.


*I have only made this recipe using Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1:1 Baking flour, I’m not sure if it would turn out the same using a different gluten free flour.

I used this chocolate frosting recipe, but you can use any recipe or store-bought frosting you like.  You will need about 2 cups depending on how much frosting you like to use.

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Dessert, Gluten Free
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American