Gluten Free Mocha Walnut Cake

Published on Sep 26, 2014

  by   Kristina Stosek

6 reviews

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Serves: 8
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Outstanding Gluten-Free Mocha Walnut Cake! This is a gluten-free and dairy-free dessert that combines rich coffee and chocolate flavors with the earthy crunch of walnuts, making it perfect for any special occasion or just a cozy treat at home. 

a slice of gluten free dairy free mocha walnut cake topped with a raspberry

What is Gluten-Free Mocha Walnut Cake?

The recipe features wholesome ingredients, such as raw walnuts, sorghum flour, and pure maple syrup, ensuring a deliciously moist and flavorful cake. The cake is made extra special with a luscious chocolate glaze, adding an indulgent finish that will have everyone asking for seconds.

Light and Fluffy Texture

One of the standout features of this cake is its texture. Made with white rice flour and sorghum flour, it has a light and fluffy consistency that is often hard to achieve in gluten-free baking. Plus it’s dairy-free, making it acceptable for someone with dairy allergies.

Indulgent Chocolate Glaze

The cake is finished with a luscious chocolate glaze, which adds an extra layer of indulgence. Every bite is a delicious mix of chocolatey, nutty, and coffee flavors that will leave you wanting more.


The cake is delicious on its own, however, to elevate it to another level add a dollop of whipped cream with a sprinkle of cocoa powder on top for a touch of decadence. For a festive touch, fresh berries make a vibrant and refreshing addition. Alternatively, a scoop of vanilla bean or chocolate ice cream pairs wonderfully with the cake, adding a creamy contrast to the rich mocha flavor.

a slice of mocha walnut coffee cake, gluten free


The key to storing any gluten free cake is to keep it moist. The best way to do this is to store the cake in a closed container in the refrigerator. This will help to keep the cake fresh tasting, and from drying out.

This mocha walnut dessert will keep for up to five days when refrigerated.

You may also enjoy our famous blender  Gluten Free Chocolate Walnut Pie, or the Gluten-Free Chocolate Mousse Cake. Another one of our favorite desserts especially for Sunday brunch is the Gluten-Free Walnut Coffee Cake.

a slice of gluten free dairy free mocha walnut cake topped with a raspberry

Gluten Free Mocha Walnut Cake: Recipe Review

This mocha walnut cake is an excellent recipe for those seeking a gluten-free and dairy-free coffee-flavored dessert. The cake batter uses olive oil for the fats and pure maple syrup as the sole sweetener. The recipe is easy to follow, and the cake is exceptionally delicious.

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no tapioca starch would not work Alene, but millet should work


I can't eat rice at all. Would tapioca starch work in place of the rice flour? Thank you!

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