Gluten Free Kladdkaka Recipe

Erin D. | Texanerin Baking

Gluten Free Kladdkaka is a gorgeous chocolate cake from Sweden. This whole grain version is incredibly delicious.

Today I'm excited to be sharing a recipe from my recently released cookbook, The Sweet Side of Ancient Grains! It's all about healthier 100% whole grain desserts and it also has several gluten-free and dairy-free options, like this gluten-free kladdkaka, also known as Swedish sticky chocolate cake.

Gluten Free Kladdkaka Photo

As someone who doesn't enjoy the taste of whole grains, I developed the recipes in such a way that the whole grain and healthy taste is hidden. I'm all for healthier baked goods, but I want whatever I bake to taste just as delicious as the traditional version. I became fed up with whole grain cardboard-tasting treats long ago!

Gluten Free Kladdkaka Picture

Although about half of the recipes call for ancient grains like barley, spelt or buckwheat, if you have white whole wheat flour and some oats to make oat flour, you can make all but a few of the recipes. When I first started working on the book, it was obvious that ancient grains aren't readily accessible everywhere, so I tested all of the recipes with traditional and white whole wheat flours, too. You can read more about my book here: The Sweet Side of Ancient Grains.

Kladdkaka is something I first tried when I was an exchange student in Sweden in the 10th grade. It's an amazingly awesome, gooey cross between a brownie and a cake. It's great on its own, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or just a light dusting of powdered sugar. It also goes well with some raspberries.

Gluten Free Kladdkaka Image

I used buckwheat flour, which is both gluten-free and whole grain, in this healthier kladdkaka. If you don't need your cake to be gluten-free, you can use regular whole wheat flour. Because of all the cocoa powder in the recipe, you really can't taste that this kladdkaka has been made healthier. It's all chocolaty goodness!

If you don't need an entire cake, try these fudgy gluten-free peanut butter brownies. They're also super simple to put together and you can easily halve the recipe! And if you don't feel like baking or are perhaps feeling on the lazy side, these gluten-free vegan chocolate cookies seriously couldn't be any easier.

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Gluten Free Kladdkaka Recipe

    12 Servings


  • 1 cup Buckwheat Flour, Plus 2 tablespoons (141 grams), or 1 cup whole wheat flour (125 grams) for a non-gluten free version
  • 1/2 cup Dutch Processed Cocoa, Sifted if lumpy (58 grams)
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 large Eggs, Room temperature
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar, Raw sugar or coconut sugar (200 grams)
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, Or coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly (use coconut oil for a dairy free version) (113 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease an 8-inch round cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the eggs and sugar until well combined. Stir in the butter or coconut oil and vanilla. Add the dry mixture to the wet and stir just until combined.
  5. Pour the batter in the prepared pan and bake for 14 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the edge of the cake comes out clean. (A toothpick inserted in the middle will come out wet.) The edges should be crisp and the middle still moist and sticky.
  6. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes in the pan, and then run a paring knife around the edge of the pan. Invert the cake onto a serving plate and remove the parchment paper.
  7. Serve warm, room temperature, or cold.
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days or refrigerate for 5 days.


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Author: Erin D.
Source: The Sweet Side of Ancient Grains
Recipe Yields: 12 slices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 72
Calories 183

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
  Saturated Fat 5g
Sodium 62mg
Total Carbohydrate 25g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 17g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Erin D.

About Erin

Erin loves to bake, and especially the challenge of grain-free and gluten-free baking. We're huge fans of her work on Texanerin Baking too!

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