Is there anything as good as biting into freshly baked chocolate cake?

The soft pillow like texture…just moist enough…ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!

Dip that cake in icing you’ll swear you’re in the finest bakery on the planet.

That’s what we’re making today: Indulgent Chocolate Mini Cakes! And we’re going to make these Indulgent Mini-Chocolate Cakes without Gluten, Grain, Dairy, Egg, Soy, Corn, Almond, Cashew, and Sesame.

How can we possibly do that?

Because this is Break A Recipe, and that’s what we do here!

At Break A Recipe, ✨We Make Indulgent Grain-Free Foods

That ✨Look✨ And ✨Taste✨ Like The Original.✨


We Make Them Without

✨Grains, ✨Gluten, ✨Dairy, ✨Egg, ✨Soy, ✨Corn, ✨Almond, Or ✨Cashew!✨

And that is what we are doing today! We are making these Indulgent Grain-Free Mini Cakes. They are easy to make, they bake up quickly and they disappear just as fast!

We have a great time dipping our cakes in icing!
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My name is Nina Blake, I’m The GRain-Free Lifestyle Coach. I cook and bake without Gluten, Grain, Dairy, Egg, Soy, Corn, Almond, Cashew, and Sesame!

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Now Let’s Get Back To Our Grain-Free Chocolate Mini-Cakes!

If we aren’t using Grain, Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Soy, Corn, Almond, or Cashew, what are we going to use?

Great question!

I use the same Grain-Free Flour Blend in all my baking. I make it from Chickpea Flour, Tapioca Flour, and Coconut Flour. Blend it up once, and you’re baking like normal—-no more keeping 17 flours on hand, just one blend for all my baking. Huge Time Saver!

We’ll be using other healthy ingredients like organic Cocoa to give our mini-cakes a rich chocolate flavor.

We’ll use coconut milk, coconut sugar, xanthan gum, cream of tartar, baking soda, and a little salt.

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Chocolate MIni-Cakes With Icing

An easy recipe for Grain-Free Chocolate Mini-Cakes made without gluten, grain, dairy, egg, soy, corn, almond, cashew, sesame, or peanut.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Allergen-Friendly, Dairy Free, Egg free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Kid-Friendly, Nightshade-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan
Servings 12


  • Dry Measuring Cups
  • Liquid Measuring Cups
  • Adjustable measuring spoons
  • Electric Mixer / Sandd mixer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Silicone Scraper
  • 2 Tablespoon Scoop
  • Mini-Cake Pans


For the Mini Cakes

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil softened
  • ½ Cup Coconut Sugar
  • ½ Cup Warm Water
  • ½ Cup Chickpea Flour
  • Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla

Dry Ingredients

  • ¾ Cup Grain-Free Flour  see notes for link
  • ¼ Cup Cocoa
  • ¾ teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1 teaspoon Cream Of Tartar
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt

For The Icing

  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon Vanilla.
  • 1-4 Tablespoons Coconut Milk


Chocolate Mini-Cakes

  • Preheat the oven to 350℉. Grease a mini-cake pan.
  • In a stand mixer, beat the Coconut Oil, Sugar, Warm Water, and Vanilla Flavoring until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  • Mix in the Chickpea Flour. When the chickpea flour is thoroughly mixed, add the coconut milk while the mixer is operating. (The texture of the batter may change if the coconut milk is cold, that's not going to affect your recipe at all.) Blend one minute to “fluff.”
  • Gradually mix in Grain-Free Flour and Cocoa Powder.
  • When flour and cocoa powder are mixed into wet ingredients, sprinkle the Xanthan Gum on top of the batter.  Mix on the lowest speed. When the xanthan gum is mixed into batter, increase the mixer speed to medium.  Mix 3 minutes.
  • Add the Cream Of Tartar, Salt, and Baking Soda.  Mix on the lowest speed until the ingredients are incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into a greased mini-cake pan. Fill the wells to 3/4 capacity. (Depending on the pan you use you will use between 2 and 4 tablespoons of batter.) Bake for 15-25 minutes depending on the size of the cakes.
  • Cakes are done when the cake tester is inserted and removed clean. Cool the cakes completely before removing from pan. Makes 1 dozen mini cakes

For The Icing

  • With a hand mixer, beat the softened coconut oil until it is fluffy.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar until all is incorporated. The icing may appear stiff for now.
  • Add the Vanilla Flavoring and beat the icing on medium speed.
  • With the mixer running, gradually add the coconut milk 1 tablespoon at a time until icing reaches the desired consistency.


The recipe for the Grain-Free Flour Blend  used in these Mini-Cakes can be found here
If you are Grain-Free, be sure to use a Powdered Sugar without corn starch.  (standard powdered sugar uses corn starch unfortunately)
I make my own powdered sugar in my high powered blender so that my mini-cakes and icing are completely cane sugar- free!  
It’s best to mix up the icing immediately before serving the cakes.  Refrigerating the icing will cause it to solidify.   
It’s best to mix the icing with a hand mixer before serving if you refrigerate it.  
Keyword Allergen Friendly, cake, chocolate, dairy free, egg-free, egg-free baking, fingerfood, gluten-free, gluten-free baking, Grain-free baking


Why is the chickpea flour included with the wet ingredients?

In this recipe chickpea flour is taking the place of eggs so we include it in the wet ingredients.

What flour do you use in your baking?

I got so tired of using 17 different flours, I came up with one blend which I use in all my baking. Click here for the link to it. It’s made from chickpea flour, tapioca flour, and coconut flour. All baked goods here are the blog are made from it.

What if I can’t have Chickpea?

One person’s safe food is another person’s allergen. Please never try any foods which are unsafe for you! You can try substituting the chickpea flour. I have had the best luck with using white bean or Fava Bean Four in its place.

What if I can’t have coconut?

If you are interested in trying to substitute the coconut flour in this recipe, you can try almond or oat flour if either are safe for you. Unfortunately, both of those are allergens for me. I’ve heard these options work well, but I cannot confirm it.

Do you need a stand mixer for this recipe?

No! You can make this recipe with just a hand mixer! Break out that hand mixer and get your chef on!

Why Do You Dip The Cakes In Icing?

Because it’s fun to play with your food! If you’re worried about guests double dipping, include a spoon and some small single serving bowls so everyone can dip as they like! If you don’t enjoy playing with your food, you can omit the icing, or decorate your cakes with a stiffer icing.

Why do you use vanilla flavoring and not extract?

Extracts are typically made from alcohol and that means grains. I prefer to use organic vanilla flavoring for that reason. If you prefer to use extract, Break The Recipe and make it your own!

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❤️ Nina Blake, The Grain-Free Lifestyle Coach