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Gluten Free Chocolate Strawberry Whipped Cream Cake Recipe

Enjoy a classic gluten free chocolate strawberry cake paired with fresh strawberries, homemade whipped cream and sweet chocolate in every bite. This gluten free recipe is perfect for birthdays, celebrations, Tuesday and beyond.

We love strawberries, whipped cream and chocolate together. Creating a delicatable gluten free chocolate strawberry cake recipe was a must. It is moist, bursting full of flavour and simple to make in any pan size.

Not a fan of strawberries and chocolate? Swap with your favourite fruits and chocolates to make this chocolate cake recipe your own.

Gluten Free Chocolate Strawberry Whipped Cream Cake

This delicious, moist chocolate cake is perfectly paired with sweet, fresh strawberries and smooth chocolate in every bite. Enjoy this any time of year, for every occasion!
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes


Chocolate Cake Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour blend
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Glaze Ingredients

  • ½ cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Whipped Cream Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 lbs. whole strawberries


Chocolate Cake Layers Instructions

  • Spray two 8″ cake pans with cooking oil.
  • In your mixing bowl, combine flour, xanthan gum (if needed), sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine butter, cocoa, and 1 cup water.
  • Bring just to boiling, whisking constantly.
  • Remove from heat and add to dry ingredients, beat until combined.
  • Add buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla to mixing bowl and beat for one minute on low-medium speed.
  • Pour batter into greased pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 40 minutes.
  • A toothpick inserted into cakes near center will come out with moist crumbs attached, but not wet batter.
  • Place pans on a cooling rack to cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Let cool completely.

Strawberries Instructions

  • While the cakes are cooling, wash the strawberries.
  • Set aside 3-6 strawberries that look nice and leave them whole for dipping later.
  • Cut the tops of remaining strawberries, then slice each strawberry in half.
  • Set aside.

Chocolate Glaze Instructions

  • Add semi-sweet chocolate chunks, water, and butter to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high in 30 second increments, stirring after each 30 seconds, until chocolate is melted.
  • Whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Whipped Cream Instructions
  • To the chilled mixing bowl, add the whipping cream, powdered sugar, and pure vanilla extract.
  • Use the whisk attachment to beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  • Set aside.

Cake Assembly

  • Dip the reserved whole strawberries in the chocolate glaze and set on wax paper.
  • On your cake stand or platter, place one of the cake layers.
  • Place half of the strawberries on the cake layer.
  • Drizzle with half of the chocolate glaze.
  • Gently spread half of the whipped cream.
  • Repeat layers exactly the same, except don’t spread the whipped cream all the way to the edge – leave about 3/4″ -1″ ring
  • Place the dipped whole strawberries on top
  • Chill in refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours.
  • Carefully slice and serve.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.

Recipe Tips & Notes

*If your gluten-free flour blend has xanthan gum or guar gum in it already, then omit the xanthan gum called for in this recipe. 

What chocolate cake mixes are gluten-free?

Looking for an easier starter to this gluten free cake recipe? There are several different chocolate cake mixes that are gluten free including:

Namaste Foods Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix

This cake is so rich and decadent, you can serve it to anyone and guarantee they’ll be asking for more (wheat-eaters included!). Top with fresh whipped cream and fruit for an especially superb treat. Each box can make two cakes. This mix is free from the top allergens (such as, wheat, gluten, egg, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, mustard, sulfites, sesame, caseine, fish, crustaceans and shellfish). Try Namaste Foods Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix.

Kinnikinnick Chocolate Cake Mix

Safe and scrumptious since 1991! Try Kinnikinnick Chocolate Cake Mix.

XO Baking Gluten Free Gourmet Chocolate Cake Mix

This XO Baking chocolate cake mix makes two layers, perfect enough to make a cake for any special occasion.  Top this light, moist and flavorful cake with the XO Baking chocolate or vanilla frosting! Your friends and family will be speechless when you tell them it’s gluten free! Try XO Baking Gluten Free Gourmet Chocolate Cake Mix.

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11 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely love this cake. Just the right amount of sweetness. The whip cream was light and fluffy.

  2. 5 stars
    Only make this if you want your relatives and children to request that you make it again and again! We have made it as a cake and also cut up the cake and made it as a Trifle as well. YUM YUM YUM!

  3. 5 stars
    I can’t stop eating this cake. Made it yesterday for a party and had some leftover. Still great the next day. fantastic!

  4. 5 stars
    This super easy recipe was an instant hit at the past two cookouts I brought them to. It’s definitely a fast and easy favorite

  5. 5 stars
    I actually halved the recipe and made it into cupcakes and froze them!!! Whenever I want some chocolate I just grab one out of the freezer and make a little mini dessert!! Yum yum!!!

  6. 5 stars
    I thought this would be difficult and time-consuming, but I was wrong. I helped my two granddaughters (ages 10 and 12) make it for their mom’s birthday, and I made them do the work. The only place we messed up was when I turned my back for a couple of seconds and the girls turned the electric mixer up to top speed and we made butter. Quick trip to store for more whipping cream! Everyone raved about this cake. And it was beautiful! Now, back in Texas, I’m looking for an excuse to make it again.

  7. 5 stars
    This worked wonderfully, but I am going to try it using raspberries on top & raspberry jam or preserves in the center next!

  8. 5 stars
    This was wonderful, but I am going to try it again using raspberries on top & raspberry jam or preserves in the center!

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