Gluten Free Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

by Marla on October 7, 2013 · 30 comments

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Gluten Free Chocolate Sour Cream Cake |

Looking for an amazing new gluten free cake to add to your recipe box? BOOM!

Look no further than this Gluten Free Chocolate Sour Cream Cake that I invented over the weekend.

Coffee Break |

I have been all over the place…my mind races with food, portrait & landscape photography.

Gluten Free Chocolate Sour Cream Cake |

One minute i’m thinking about cake.

the next vintage trucks…

Vintage Ford Truck | Rico, Colorado |

the next red barns

Red Barn | Dolores, Colorado |

the next BIG mountains

Mount Sneffels | Sourthwest Colorado |

I mean really ~ this gal has lots going on in the noggin. Let’s get back to cake.

Gluten Free Chocolate Sour Cream Cake |

Coffee/snack breaks are the perfect time to enjoy a healthy cake like this. I even had some for breakfast. This would be awesome served at a shower, brunch or tea party.

Gluten Free Chocolate Sour Cream Cake |

This cake is made with gluten free oat flour, unsweetened cocoa powder and sour cream. All of which make for an excellent crumb.

Pure maple syrup sweetens everything perfectly without any refined sugars. This cake is not too sweet but just sweet enough.

Gluten Free Chocolate Sour Cream Cake |

The homemade whipped topping rounds everything off wonderfully & adds some more sweet flavors.

Dig in!

Gluten Free Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 10-12 servings

Gluten Free Chocolate Sour Cream Cake


  • 2 cups (220 g) Gluten-Free Oat Flour
  • 1/4 cup (28 g) Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup (170 g) pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 cup (215 g) full fat Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Milk (I used fat free cow's milk) you can also use a unsweetened vegan milk
  • 1 large Egg, whisked
  • 1 teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil, melted


  • Pre heat oven to 375 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Spray or cover a 8 X 2 inch round cake pan with parchment paper. Whisk together dry ingredients. In another bowl combine wet ingredients. Combine all ingredients to form a batter.
  • Spoon batter into prepared cake pan. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until a skewer comes out virtually crumb free.
  • Serve as is or with freshly whipped cream.

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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Aimee Wimbush-Bourque October 7, 2013 at 6:31 am

Oat flour is something I have not tried yet. Genius recipe, Marla! Wish I was enjoying a slice right now.


2 Marla October 7, 2013 at 6:33 am

Aimee ~ you would love it. Grab a bag & start baking :)


3 Bev @ Bev Cooks October 7, 2013 at 7:01 am

First of all, you need to be shooting for all of the magazines. Just incredible.

Second of all, I need to be eating all of this cake. Like, all of it.


4 Sandy Coughlin October 7, 2013 at 7:17 am

Love having a gluten-free dessert recipe on hand for when my gluten-free guests come over! Thanks for sharing!


5 Julie @ Table for Two October 7, 2013 at 7:37 am

This looks fabulous! I love all your gluten-free creations that you’ve been whipping up!


6 Rosa October 7, 2013 at 7:45 am

A wonderful cake! Oh, you are lucky to live in such a gorgeous place. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures with us.




7 Janice October 7, 2013 at 10:13 am

I may be crazy, but did you leave out the chocolate in the ingredient list?


8 Marla October 7, 2013 at 11:31 am

OMG ~ Thanks sooooo much for catching that. 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder. Adding now :)


9 Dionne October 7, 2013 at 10:19 am

This looks yummy, but I think something is missing from the recipe…chocolate! Can you update?


10 Marla October 7, 2013 at 11:31 am

Yes! Adding now. Thank you :)


11 Marian (Sweetopia) October 7, 2013 at 10:33 am

Awesome photos and that gluten free cake looks amazing!


12 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. October 7, 2013 at 11:05 am

fabulous looking Marla! AS ALWAYS


13 Antonia @ Health Inspirations October 7, 2013 at 11:06 am

I have got to start using different flours but in Austria it’s still quite hard to find anything other than wheat or spelt flour.
Absolutely love the look of this cake :)


14 Marla October 7, 2013 at 11:30 am

Hi Antonia! You can try grinding whole grain oats in the food processor until you have a fine powder/flour :)


15 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl October 7, 2013 at 11:32 am

Loving all of your stunning photos and this cake looks heavenly!! Wish I had a slice right now!


16 Marla October 7, 2013 at 11:33 am

Awwwww, thanks so much Liz!


17 Averie @ Averie Cooks October 7, 2013 at 11:42 am

Some of my fave cakes/muffins have sour cream (or greek yog) in them. Cannot beat it for moisture and texture. Stunning images and that you kept this GF! Amazing!


18 HeatherChristo October 7, 2013 at 11:51 am

I love that this is gluten free- I am going to make it for my daughter very soon!


19 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective October 7, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Yum! Gorgeous cake, Marla! :)


20 Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes October 7, 2013 at 12:56 pm

I have oat flour in my freezer, so i will have to try this out for my girls. It looks like it does indeed have a nice crumb. And who can say no to chocolate? Your photos are lovely.


21 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen October 7, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Beautiful chocolate sour cream cake and inspiring photos, Marla! I enjoy baking gluten-free and grain-free, too. It is so much fun when you can do the “Gluten Free Victory Dance” over a new creation to help others with their diets. Thanks ever so much for sharing, girl. Pinning to group boards at Pinterest! xo


22 Kevin @ Closet Cooking October 7, 2013 at 2:19 pm

What a nice gluten free chocolate cake!


23 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar October 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm

This cake is stunning! Lovely photos!


24 Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 7, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Beautiful photos! This looks like the perfect anytime cake… breakfast. snack. afternoon pick me up. You get my drift ;).


25 Tieghan October 7, 2013 at 7:09 pm

I have yet to try sour cream in a cake, but after looking at this gorgeous cake i have too! Wow, such stunning photos (of the cake and the scenery). The cake look perfect moist and crumbly all at the same time. YUM!


26 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet October 8, 2013 at 8:17 am

Gorgeous photos, Marla! The cake looks fantastic!


27 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking October 8, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Thank you for sharing this recipe and your beautiful images, Marla! You really have an eye for the perfect shot. Such a treat to pour through this post!


28 DessertForTwo October 8, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Bingo! This is exactly what I needed! I bake GF for friends all the time, and chocolate is missing in my repertoire.

ps A lot goin’ on in the head is a good thing. It means you’re happy and feeling inspired. Enjoy :)


29 Nutmeg Nanny October 10, 2013 at 6:58 pm

This cake is gorgeous :) I bet it tastes incredible!


30 Erin @ Meaningful Eats October 30, 2013 at 8:55 pm

This sounds delicious and looks beautiful! I’ll have to try it!


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