Chocolate Birthday Cake

“Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday dear CUT…Happy Birthday to us!!”

It’s our 2nd birthday today!! We are so excited to celebrate with you all and thought there’s no better way than to share our very favourite Chocolate Birthday cake recipe!

As one of the most requested recipes; this is a basic, one bowl, gluten-free Chocolate Cake recipe. Combine everything together, mix it and bake. There’s nothing more simple and more perfect.

This Chocolate cake recipe works well as cupcakes, a sheet cake, or stack it and layer as you want!

We both love making crazy cakes for our kids’ birthdays and from experience, we can promise this recipe works great for cake “building” too.

One of the best parts about this recipe is that no one will have a clue that it’s gluten-free! We promise that using CUT Flour, your end result will taste just as chocolatey and amazing as the gluten-FULL cake from the bakery.

The texture is “spot-on” and not a dry, crumbly bite. Birthday parties and holidays will never be the same;)

It’s a party!! Pull out your mixers and let’s celebrate.

Chocolate Birthday Cake

Recipe by cutcookingCourse: DessertCuisine: CanadianDifficulty: Easy


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Combine everything together in one bowl, mix it and bake. There’s nothing more simple and more perfect! Birthday parties and holidays will never be the same.


  • 2 cups CUT Flour

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder

  • 2 tsp baking soda

  • 3 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup buttermilk (if you don’t have this on hand: you can substitute by simply adding 2 tbsp vinegar to 1 cup whole milk, stir well and add to cake batter)

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 2 tsp vanilla

  • 1 cup HOT water


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Using electric mixer, combine all ingredients and stir well.
  • Grease cupcake (muffin) pan or place liners. Divide cake batter evenly. Fill each cupcake 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 32-35 min. Adjust baking time longer if making a slab cake or layered cake pans. To test if cake is baked, insert toothpick into center of cake. If it comes out clean – cake baked. If the batter sticks at all, continue baking longer.
  • Celebrate! It’s that easy. Gluten-free, one bowl, Chocolate Cake! Stacey and Meg

Happy Birthday!!