Monday, November 21, 2011

Oat Flour Chocolate Cake

Oat flour chocolate cake with marshmallows and cranberries.

Oat flour has become our go-to flour (because there's not much rice flour left from the 50# bags). It's actually a pretty good flour (of course, be sure to use gluten-free oats if gluten-free). My sister, Suriyah, came across this chocolate cake recipe, using only oat flour, when searching for things to make with oat flour. If you have oats, you can make oat flour - just grind 'em up in a food processor, Vita-mix, blender, etc.

Oat flour chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.

This is an awesome recipe. The oat flour makes it very moist, it rises fairly well, and doesn't fall. So easy and versatile, too.

The recipe did use a teaspoon of cinnamon, but that is optional.  I typed up the basic recipe below.

Thanks, sis, for finding this great recipe!!

Oat Flour Chocolate Cake (Gluten, Dairy, Corn, Gum-free)
Adapted from Kitchen Therapy

3/4 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup water or milk
6 tablespoons (1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon) cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups gluten-free oat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon, optional

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 8-inch round baking pans, one 9x13-inch pan or a Bundt pan.

2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and beat until smooth. A whisk works well. Pour batter into prepared pans or pan.

3. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool and remove from pans. Frost, if desired.

~ Hanunyah

P.S. I plan to do some kind of Thanksgiving post sometime soon . . . maybe a menu or something. We'll see how busy the next few days are (hopefully I'll be able to bake a little more than the last few crazy days).

P.P.S. We won a Vita-Mix!!! For FREE! Crazy, I know. So, you'll probably see some Vita-Mix recipes soon. Yay!

Linked to Just Something I Whipped Up by The Girl Creative, Motivate Me Monday by Keeping it Simple, Gluten-free Wednesdays by The Gluten-free Homemaker and Tuesdays at the Table by All the Small Stuff


  1. Oh my goodness, this looks good! I've never made anything with oat flour... but now seems like a good time to start! Thanks for sharing with Tuesdays at the Table.

  2. Attempting this now. No baking powder?

    1. I hope it turned out! Yes, no baking POWDER, but baking SODA ;).

  3. I just baked the recipe using 3/4 cup maple syrup instead of sugar.
    My mother loved it. It is delicious, easy and healthy.
    Thank you for sharing the recipe :-)

  4. Trying this cake for Thanksgiving, my grandson is allergic to dairy, soy, wheat and nuts, so we are always looking for new recipes.

    1. Oh good, I hope you like it! And ya gotta have some chocolate with every party, right? :)

  5. Nice blog!

    I am going to try the chocolate cake for my fil's 90th birthday next week-- so thanks for the recipe: )

    1. Thanks for stopping by my little place, I'm glad you like it. I hope you all like it, have a great time with your FIL!

  6. I'm pinning this recipe. Do you have pinterest?

    1. Thank you! No, I don't have a pinterest account.

  7. Pinned this, and making this tonight!!!!
    This is exactly what I was looking for. Simple and delicious and not so many flour combinations. (sorry that is a pet peeve of mine)

  8. I am making this today for my lil girl's third birthday. She is allergic to gluten and dairy......

  9. It came out amazing! Thanks!

  10. I love this cake! I make it for all of my gluten free friends!


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