Vegan and Gluten-free Brownie Cake

brownies, cake, frosting, sprinkles, chocolate chips….i mean, YES PLEASE! Vegan and Gluten-free Brownie Cake is just what you need in your life. it’s perfect for every occasion, whether that’s a birthday, another celebration, or just a midweek treat.

oh my gosh, the response from y’all when i teased Vegan and Gluten-free Brownie Cake was amazing. when you get super excited over a recipe, it just makes posting it that much better.

you don’t have to be an extraordinary baker to make my desserts. in fact, if this is your first one ever, you’re going to do great!

everything that i make it’s pretty easy to put together! this cake was one large rectangle baked in an 8 x 11 tray but i cut it in half to make two cute lil layers, which you don’t have to do!

in fact, if you just leave it as is, the cake will more so resemble brownies, which it is a hybrid of after all!

ok, so confession: i am not a great cake decorator as of right now, but there’s always room for improvement.

if you’re like me, just frost the entire cake as best as you can and then stick some sprinkles and chocolate chips on the top + sides.

it will hide any frosting imperfections too lol.

ok, so this cake is made with a mixture of oat flour and gluten-free all purpose flour (used Trader Joe’s blend), just make sure the oat flour you’re using is gluten-free!

bob’s red mill has a great one by the way! you’re also going to need cocoa powder and the one that achieves the best texture/color in my opinion is actually Whole Foods 365 brand!

as for the frosting, if you can’t tell, i don’t care to make my own too often lol. i used simple mills vanilla frosting because i can find it at everything grocery store and the ingredients are 100.

besides those ingredients, you’re not going to need more much! see a full list below 🙂

  • gluten free oat flour

  • gluten free all purpose flour

  • cocoa powder

  • baking powder

  • maple syrup

  • unsweetened dairy free milk

  • cashew butter or any creamy nut/seed butter

  • vanilla extract

  • chocolate chips

  • vanilla frosting

  • sprinkles if you want for topping!

so like i said above, this brownie cake was cut in half and layered but you don’t have to do that! i just want to add, it was cut into two pieces right down the center, i didn’t split the actual cake!

too complicated lol.

you can keep your brownie cake an 8 x 11 inch rectangle with just one layer of course! it’s actually a pretty thick cake too.

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Vegan and Gluten-free Brownie Cake

Recipe by MaryCourse: Cakes, DessertsDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 and 1/2 cups gluten-free all purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free oat flour

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

  • 1/2 tbsp baking powder

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

  • 1/3 cup creamy nut or seed butter (used cashew)

  • 1 and 1/2 cups unsweetened dairy free milk

  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract

  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

  • vanilla store bought frosting, sprinkles and more chocolate chips for topping if you would like!


  • preheat the oven to 350 degrees. mix the dry ingredients in a bowl first and then add in the wet ones.
  • fold in the chocolate chips and mix well. transfer to an 8 x 11 baking tray and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • let the cake cool down completely and then cut in half if you would like. add frosting to the top of the first layer and then add the second layer on top.
  • frost and decorate the cake however you would like and store it in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container.

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