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Gluten-Free German Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Gluten-Free German Chocolate Cake Recipe
If you're looking for a gluten-free dessert or a gluten-free and wheat-free cake recipe suitable for those with wheat sensitivities or celiacs, try this one for a German chocolate cake which uses rice flour. I got an email from a reader who is also allergice to corn. She tried this recipe with potato starch in place of the corn starch and said it turned out perfectly!

A gluten-free and wheat-free cake recipe courtesy of Ener-G Foods.

You'll find lot's more gluten-free desserts, including gluten-free cakes, cookies and brownies here


  • 4 ounces sweet German chocolate
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk


Melt chocolate in boiling water. Cool.

In small mixing bowl beat egg whites until frothy. Add 1/2 cup sugar and heat until stiff but not dry. Set aside.

Using large mixing bowl, cream butter with remaining sugar and vanill until fluffy. Add egg yolks and beat well. Blend in chocolate.

Sift flour with cornstarch, baking powder, soda and salt. Add alternately with buttermilk to chocolate mixture, beating after each addition until smooth. Fold in beaten whites.

Pour into three 8-inch or 9-inch layer pans lined on bottom with paper.

Bake at 350 degrees F., about 30 minutes or until done. Cool. Frost tops only.

This German chocolate cake recipe is gluten-free and wheat-free.

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 5 out of 5
Wonderful Recipe, Guest Felicia

At every birthday party I always make cupcakes. Cheaper than buying a cake and the kids seem to like it better. Every party I always make these cupcakes. We have 4 people who are always at the parties that cannot have gluten. (2 of them being children) The great thing about these cupcakes is that most of the guests at the party do not even know they are gluten free. They just tell me how much they love the chocolate cupcakes! I will continue to use this recipe for any chocolate cake I make.

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