Gluten-Free HERSHEY’S “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake

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Grab a fork and dig in- this Gluten-Free HERSHEY’S “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake is the perfect party cake. And just wait until you try the homemade chocolate frosting!

Gluten-Free HERSHEY’S “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake Recipe

Everyone should have a go-to chocolate cake recipe. But what happens when you need a party cake and you know that one of the guests has dietary restrictions?

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Gluten-Free HERSHEY’S “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake Recipe with frosting and sprinkles

I get it- my son has a dietary restriction. It can be stressful to bake for someone who has special dietary needs, but don’t let a little hesitation keep you from making someone’s day! When you take the time to listen and to make everyone feel welcomed and involved in whatever the celebration is then you can more fully experience that special feeling of baking for those you love.

HERSHEY’S “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake Recipe (gluten free)

When I was at Hershey’s Test Kitchen I had the most wonderful Gluten-Free HERSHEY’S “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake. In fact it was my favorite treat from the whole weekend… and I sampled lots of treats! I know you’re going to love this gluten free version of their classic HERSHEY’S “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake.  And that frosting?! Do yourself a favor and make it today!

I love being a Hershey’s Shared Goodness ambassador because Hershey is a company that is committed to high standards when it comes to wholesome ingredients. You can learn more about Hershey’s Cocoa in this Our Story of Cocoa video. If you are at all concerned about where your ingredients come from take the few minutes to click through and see how The Hershey Company is committed to cocoa sustainability and the well-being of the cocoa farming community.

Gluten-Free HERSHEY’S “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake Recipe with Perfect Chocolate Frosting

Gluten-Free HERSHEY’S “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake

Grab a fork and dig in- this Gluten Free Perfectly Chocolate Cake is the perfect party cake. And just wait until you try the homemade chocolate frosting!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 servings


  • For the Cake:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups gluten free all-purpose baking mix
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • For the Cake:
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two 9-inch round baking pans; dust with cocoa.
  • Stir together sugar, baking mix, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour into prepared pans.
  • Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost with "PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE" CHOCOLATE FROSTING.
  • For the Frosting:
  • Melt butter, stir in cocoa.
  • Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount of additional milk, if needed (to desired consistency).
  • Stir in vanilla.

Dig in!

Dig in! Perfectly Chocolate Cake Recipe with amazing homemade frosting

You can find out more about all of the Hershey’s Shared Goodness bloggers on the Hershey site. As a Shared Goodness ambassador I have an ongoing partnership with Hershey. I was compensated for my time; all opinions are my own.

- Katrina

7 Responses to “Gluten-Free HERSHEY’S “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake”

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    Connie — May 26, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Yes, everyone should have a go-to chocolate cake recipe! I actually love this Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Cake recipe, but I make mine the typical all purpose flour way. It is a delicious and simple recipe, can be dressed up with different fillings and frostings. Also, I have substituted butter for the oil, and that makes a delicious variation as well.

  2. #
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — May 26, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    oooooh this cake looks unbelievable!! how great that it’s gluten-free too!

  3. #
    Amanda — May 27, 2015 at 8:34 am

    This looks like a perfect chocolate cake! Amazing!

  4. #
    Tricia — July 10, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Not sure what kind of mix you mean? Or just GF flour?
    1-3/4 cups gluten free all-purpose baking mix

    Is there a brand or can you be more specific?

  5. #
    Jessica b — January 14, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Hi there I was planning on making this for my mothers birthday and I was wondering if you could recommend a gluten free baking mix?

  6. #
    Ella Curtis — March 1, 2017 at 6:03 am

    Hi, I wanted to make this cake for my stepdad’s birthday as the original recipe was his favourite but he can no longer eat gluten. I’m in the UK and I can’t get a hold of the gluten free baking mixes. Is there a way to reproduce it with normal gluten free flour, xanthan gum and raising agents, etc.?

  7. #
    Renee — September 29, 2017 at 9:36 am

    what is the gluten-free all purpose baking mix?

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