Baking with Brown Rice Syrup and Gluten-Free German Chocolate Cake

This is my husband’s favorite cake of all time! This is the recipe that he repeatedly requests. And when I say repeatedly, I mean over and over and over agina. The cake is very moist, has a distinct chocolate flavor, but is not overly sweet. I used a combination of  honey and brown rice syrup to sweeten it. There is little oil in this recipe because I included apple sauce.

You can find the recipe for Gluten-Free German Chocolate Cake at Glute Free Flavor Full.

You may also enjoy the following recipes which are much less healthy:

Gluten-Free Cola Cake

Gluten-Free Caramel Apple Cake

Easy Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Cake



  1. gfe--gluten free easily says

    Oh my goodness, Alea, that cake looks to die for! I haven't had German Chocolate Cake since going gf. Wow. Thanks for the info on brown rice syrup, too. I like the fact that it's not as sweet. :-)


  2. Aubree Cherie says

    I'm salivating! (Okay, lets me honest – I'm full-on drooling over here!) I can't wait to try this! Seriously, I'm now desperately reviewing my schedule to figure out when I have time to try this. Yum yum YUM!!!

    ~Aubree Cherie

  3. Michelle (Health Food Lover) says

    Something else on my to-make list and I'm not even a GF-er!

    That cake topping also looks so good! I want to challenge myself and make a GF cake now I reckon!
    I've never used xanthan gum. Any tips with using it or substitutes?
    What's it used for exactly?

  4. Alea says

    Xanthan gum is pretty expensive ($8 – $12 for 8 oz.), so if you don't have to make it gf, you could replace the rice flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, and xanthan gum with 1 3/4 cups of unbleached all-purpose flour.

    Xanthan gum (some people prefer to use guar gum) is used as a binder in gluten free baking. It is also used by many dairy free cooks because it helps create a thicker sauce when using soy or rice milk.

    Although xanthan gum is expensive, a little goes a long way. I usually only use 1 teaspoon for a batch of cookies or cake. When you use it with nondairy beverages, you usually only use 1/8 teaspoon per cup of liquid. An 8 oz. package usually lasts me a year.

  5. Amanda Stubblefield says

    YEAHHHHH!!!!!! I am so excited to see both the German Chocolate cake and the Coca Cola cake recipes for GF!!! These are two of my all time favorites that I thought were gone from my life since I found out that I need to live GF. Thank you so much for sharing all of these recipes AND the great ingredient advice. It's truly helpful for a novice cook trying to learn to live GF.

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