Gluten and Soy Free Recipes for Endometriosis and Ovarian Cysts

Super Moist Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes & Cake

These gluten free chocolate cupcakes are moist, decadent, vegan and don’t taste like cardboard!  This is the perfect dessert to bring to a party, make for a special someone, or just make it whenever you need to satisfy your chocolate sweet tooth!

Click “Jump To Recipe” (directly below the title of this post) to skip the blog post and go directly to the recipe!  You’ll miss out on helpful tips for this recipe though.

Gluten free chocolate cupcakes 1
showing a chunk of the gluten free chocolate cupcakes
vegan gluten free chocolate cupcakes with bite out of it and frosting on top

Easy Peasy Gluten Free Chocolate Cake!

I love how easy and versatile this recipe is.  If you’re a serious chocolate lover…mom!… you can add chocolate chips to the batter, or even white chocolate chips! Add nuts or fruit…the options are endless. I love making this recipe as cupcakes to help with portion control (ha! yea right), but the batter makes a beautiful cake, as well. I love using my heart shaped cake pan when making this for a loved one.

The recipe is super simple to make and takes hardly no time in the kitchen. If I can make these cupcakes, you definitely can….because baking has never been my thing!

Key Ingredient for These Cupcakes: Almond Flour

I am new to the vegan and gluten free baking world, but so far I’ve been loving the use of almond flour in my recipes.  Almonds have a wonderful flavor after they’ve been toasted so it only makes sense that almond flour would taste so delicious after being mixed with chocolate and baked in the oven!

You can try to make this recipe with a different gluten free flour if you have an almond allergy, but I have only made this cake with almond flour so I cannot tell you what the result will be.

Here is the almond flour I use:

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Frosting!

This gluten free cake is so good and moist that I eat it without frosting, most of the time. If you’re a frosting lover, Check out my Raw Vegan Carrot Cupcakes to find the recipe for a delicious Vanilla Bean Cashew Frosting that tastes amazing with this chocolate cake!

Cooking Process

Fudge Brownie Cupcakes in cupcake pan
showing the cake cut into individual servings

Save the recipe on Pinterest to Make Later!

Homemade Chocolate Cake Vegan pinterest pin

Join over 20,000 Daytime Vegan Tribe Members on Instagram!

Also stay in touch by joining me on Pinterest, Youtube, and Facebook

Don’t Know Where To Start On Your Healthy Journey?  Download My Free Meal Plan & Healthy Eating Guide!


Daytime Vegan Free Meal Plan and Guide




Homemade Chocolate Cake Vegan pinterest pin

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes and Cake

A simple dark chocolate cake that is vegan, gluten free, super moist, and delicious!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free chocolate cupcakes, homemade chocolate cake, vegan chocolate cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 147 kcal
Author Daytime Vegan


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil , or any neutral flavored oil
  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup cacao powder , or cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca flour , or arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup cashew milk , or any plain vegan milk
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly oil your cake or cupcake pan with coconut oil, or skip this step and use cupcake liners.
  2. Mix the almond flour, cocoa powder, arrowroot, ground flaxseed, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl
  3. In a separate bowl mix the vegan milk, agave nectar, and apple cider until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir. Pour into your cake pan, or evenly divide this mixture into a cupcake pan.
  5. Place the cake or cupcakes in the oven and bake for 35 – 40 minutes. If you place a toothpick, or knife, in the cupcake it should come out clean, or with just a few specs of cake on it.
  6. I’ve made this recipe a few times and, depending on the oven I use, sometimes it takes longer to cook. I call these fudge brownie cupcakes because the texture reminds me of fudge brownies (a little soft and gooey in the middle). So if the center of you cupcakes are still a little soft, don’t worry about it! They still taste great.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

The batter should be THICK, not liquidy or runny like traditional cake batters. If the mixture seems a little dry, stir in another ¼ cup of vegan milk.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes and Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 184mg8%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

40 thoughts on “Super Moist Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes & Cake”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *