Gluten-Free Mocha Fudge Cake

Gluten-Free Mocha Fudge Cupcake  or Cake Recipe

I shared my Mocha Fudge Frosting recipe almost 6 months ago, but like with my Gluten-Free Chai Spiced Cake, I forgot to share the recipe for the cake after sharing the frosting recipe. Oops! Again!

My family has long loved my Mocha Fudge Frosting, but I always served it on top of chocolate cake. It wasn’t until we went gluten-free and I had a hard time finding a gluten-free chocolate cake that I liked that I started using coffee to mask some of the flavors from the flours. I finally created a gluten-free chocolate cake that I think tastes amazing and doesn’t need coffee to improve the flavor, but my family has now become so accustomed to having coffee in their chocolate cake that they still request it.

I modified my Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake recipe to make my Gluten-Free Mocha Fudge Cupcakes. I have included times for making a 2 layer cake and a 13×9 cake in the directions. After the cupcakes are cooled, top with Mocha Fudge Frosting.

Gluten-Free Mocha Cake with Mocha Fudge Frosting
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 24
  • ¾ cup white rice flour
  • ¾ cup tapioca flour
  • ¼ cup potato starch
  • 1 teaspoon guar gum (or xanthan gum)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ⅔ cup oil
  • 1½ cups boiling water hot coffee
  • 1 teaspoon gf vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 – 9 inch pans, a 13 x 9 pan, or line 2 cupcake pans.
  2. In a large bowl combine white rice flour, tapioca flour, potato starch, guar gum, and sugar.
  3. Place cocoa in a small bowl. Pour the hot coffee over the cocoa.
  4. Add oil, eggs, and vanilla to the cocoa mixture.
  5. Add the liquids to the flour mixture and beat for 2 –3 minutes on high.
  6. Pour batter into 2 greased 9 inch cake pan. Bake at 350 for 30 - 35 minutes (30 - 40 minutes for a 13 - 9 pan and 18 - 22 minutes for cupcakes) or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Place on a cooling rack to cool. Once cooled frost with Mocha Fudge Frosting.


I used my Norpro Cupcake Decorating Set to top the cupcakes with frosting.

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. These look really yummy! I will have to try them out. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Ooh, I have recently had to go gluten free, and I”m always looking for yummy recipes! Glad I found you through #SITSblogging. I’ll be coming back!!!

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