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A Decadent, Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Imagine for a moment that you could have a chocolate cake that's gluten-free, made almost entirely of fat-free ingredients, where the only fat is the good kind — and, it's the richest, most chocolaty, most decadent cake you've ever tasted.

Imagine no more. Make it a reality and make this cake!

A Decadent, Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake For Any Occasion

Makes 1 (11-inch) loaf cake

Prep time: 20 minutes

Baking time: about 1 hour


  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup cocoa powder

  • 1 tsp. baking soda

  • ¾ cup ripe avocado chunks

  • 3 Tbsp grape seed oil

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ½ tsp. sea salt

  • 1¼ cup not-fat milk

  • ⅔ cup plain not-fat yogurt

  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup very hot brewed, strong coffee

  • 1¼ cup semisweet chocolate chunks or chips


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and line an approximately 11-inch loaf pan parchment paper. (Use a large piece that will cover all 4 sides and cut slits in each corner so that it will lay flat.) Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the gluten-free flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda. Make a well in the center and set aside.

Add the avocado chunks to a medium-sized mixing bowl, use the back of a fork to mash them until they are as smooth as possible. Add the oil, sugar, salt, milk, yogurt, and vanilla. Whisk this until everything is evenly incorporated. Then whisk in the egg until it's completely blended in.