This delectable chocolate mud cake has long been a favourite in our family. Luckily it actually tastes even better (hard to do!) gluten free. It is packed full of chocolate and a slice with raspberries and cream is a dessert that is hard to beat. So much so that this chocolate mud cake is still the most requested birthday cake, even when it is gluten free!

Gluten free chocolate mud cake

Preparation time
30 minutes
Cooking time
50 minutes


  • 250g butter
  • 250g dark chocolate
  • 200g sugar
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1/3 cup whiskey (could use port or a liqueur of choice)
  • 1 tbsp nescafe
  • 3/4 cup gluten free plain flour
  • 1/4 cup gluten free self raising flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

Gluten free chocolate mud cake


  1. Preheat oven to 150℃ and grease a 22cm round tin (or a 20cm square tin) and line the base.
  2. Melt butter, dark chocolate, sugar, hot water, whiskey and nescafe in a saucepan. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a bowl, sift flours and cocoa then stir in chocolate mixture and eggs.
  4. Cook for 50 minutes or until solid when wobbled!

Make a homemade raspberry coulis or just use delicious season raspberries and serve with thick cream for a delicious finish.

Looking for more gluten free cake recipes? Look no further;
- Gluten free rhubarb, polenta, syrup cake
- Flourless chocolate and raspberry cake with white chocolate sauce
- Gluten free carrot cake
- Gluten free banana cake

Gluten free chocolate mud cake

Nutrition notes

  • 300 calories per serve.