Lightened Up GF Chocolate Cake Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate cake with Cream cheese frosting might be the best combination of all. This is a gluten free cake that will cause you to ask for a second piece.
Course Dessert
Cuisine cake, dessert, Gluten free
Keyword cake, chocolate, cream cheese, dessert, gluten free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 people
Author Feed Your Soul Too


Cake Ingredients

  • 3 Cups One to One GF Baking Flour
  • 2 Cups White Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 2 1/4 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Xanthum Gum
  • 1 1/2 Cups Mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 Cups Hot Water
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 3 Cups Confectioners Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp Coconut Milk
  • 6 - 8 Tbsp Butter softenend
  • 8 Ounces Cream cheese softened


Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

  1. Begin by combining the dry ingredients in a stand mixer.  Add in the mayonnaise and mix well.  Finish by adding in the hot water slowly.  Once fully combined, add to 2 cake pans sprayed with coconut oil. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 12 - 14 minutes. The cake is done when a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Beat the cream cheese and butter until fluffy in a stand mixer. Add the confectioner sugar one cup at a time. Mix until combined, and then, add one tbsp of the coconut milk. 

    Continue by adding one cup of the sugar and one tbsp of the coconut milk. After all the sugar is added, check the consistency to see if you need the last tbsp of milk or need more sugar.

Finishing Cake

  1. Take one layer of the cake and using an offset spatula and cover the top. Next, add the 2nd cake layer and spread the remaining from on top and down the sides. 

    Serve and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Gluten free chocolate cake adapted from All Recipes -