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Gluten Free Chocolate Quick Bread

adapted from a King Arthur Flour recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Si Foster, A Bountiful Kitchen


  • 6 tablespoons butter no margarine
  • 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder I use Callebaut brand
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream full fat
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Melt butter in a large microwave safe bowl.
  2. Whisk the cocoa powder into the butter until smooth.
  3. Add 3 eggs and mix until smooth, about 1 minute.
  4. Add 3/4 cup granulated sugar and mix for another minute.
  5. Add 1/2 cup sour cream and vanilla. Blend until smooth again.
  6. Place Coconut flour, baking powder and salt in the bowl and fold into batter until flour disappears.
  7. Scrape batter into a lined and greased loaf pan or 8x8 pan and let sit for 10-15 minutes before baking.
  8. While batter is sitting in pan, preheat oven to 350 degrees and set rack in center of oven.
  9. Place pan in oven and bake for 40-45 minutes for loaf pan (approx 8 1/2 x 4 1/2) or 30 minutes for 8x8 square pan. Cook just until cake is set and toothpick inserted in middle comes out with a few moist crumbs are attached.
  10. Remove from oven and let sit for at least 20-30 minutes before removing from pan.
  11. Loosen sides of cake by running a butter knife around the edges.
  12. Carefully turn over onto a wire rack and let cool completely. When ready to serve, slice and place on plates, serve with ice cream, fresh fruit or whipped cream or dust with powdered sugar.

Recipe Notes

-The original King Arthur Flour recipe calls for sifting the flour, which will produce a slightly higher rise on the loaf. I chose to omit this step for ease of preparation. -When the bread is done, let cool and then turn onto a wire rack. I don't like imprints on the top of my breads when turned onto a rack, so I carefully flip onto a rack, and then turn the bread over again so it is resting on the bottom of the loaf to cool. -1/2 cup of chocolate chips may be added to the batter before baking. -This cake is also delicious drizzled with melted chocolate.