• Kelly

Dark Chocolate Birthday Cake

This cake was created for my daughter who is gluten-free. I made it vegan, too, so that I could enjoy a piece with her. A perfect birthday treat!


3 cups gluten-free flour (King Arthur Gluten-Free is my favorite)

2 cups of sugar

1 cup cacao powder, unsweetened

2 tsp. baking soda

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or any non-dairy milk)

1 tablespoon vanilla

2/3 cup olive oil

2 flax "eggs"


Grind the flax seeds into a meal. Soak 2 tablespoons of flax meal in 1/4 cup warm water until it gels.

Stir all dry ingredients together. Add oil, milk, vinegar, and flax mixture. Beat in a mixer or by hand until smooth. Pour cake batter into well-greased 8 or 9 inch cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees. Cake is done when it springs back when touched in the center. Remove from pans and cool on rack before frosting.


4 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup cacao powder

4 tablespoons vegan butter or peanut butter

1/4 cup almond milk

1 tsp. vanilla

Soften butter or peanut butter. Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth.

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