Gluten Free Chocolate Chunk Cookie Cakes

Is it a cookie or is it a cake? It’s like a chocolate chip cookie and a cupcake came together and had a baby! These gluten free chocolate chunk cookie cakes are destined to be a new favorite to add to your baking repertoire ๐Ÿ™‚

gluten free chocolate chunk cookie cakes

I’ve been around since before the days of the Food Network, so when there were cooking shows on TV ages ago, I found every last one of them. Some of the best chefs were on during that time, like Julia Child, Caprial Pence, and my personal favorite, Marcel Desaulniers. Marcel has written several cookbooks, most of them centered around CHOCOLATE!! I have all of those books, and have been baking from them for a long time, since my kids were very young (they’re now 22 and 19).

My chocolate chip cookie recipe comes from Marcel’s Death by Chocolate Cookies cookbook. It is the ULTIMATE chocolate chip cookie–thick, chewy, full of chocolate–and it’s a testament to Marcel’s wizardry in the kitchen. I’ve made several of his recipes, and these chocolate chunk cookie cakes are one of my family’s favorites. They’re like a cross between a cupcake and a chocolate chip cookie. I used to put them in my kids’ lunch boxes years ago!

How I Made These Gluten Free

  • Kept the amount of flour the same, just subbed Kim’s gluten free flour blend.
  • Increased the sour cream to 3/4 cup because gluten free flours tend to soak up as much moisture as possible. Since there is no liquid in this recipe, the moisture comes from the sour cream.
  • Let the batter sit for about 20 minutes before filling mini loaf pans and baking. This ensures that all the flour will have soaked up all the moisture it’s going to.
  • Baked them for a little longer than the recipe recommended.
gluten free chocolate chunk cookie cakes

These gluten free chocolate chunk cookies are so good, but so easy that you’ll have your family thinking you slaved all day making them.

gluten free chocolate chunk cookie cakes
gluten free chocolate chunk cookie cakes

Gluten Free Chocolate Chunk Cookie Cakes

Is it a cookie or is it a cake? It’s like a chocolate chip cookie and a cupcake came together and had a baby! These gluten free chocolate chunk cookie cakes are destined to be a new favorite to add to your baking repertoire ๐Ÿ™‚
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Keywordchocolate chunk cookie, chocolate chunk cookie cakes, Gluten Free
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time28 minutes
Total Time43 minutes
Servings20 cakes


  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature (plus 1 tbsp melted)
  • 2 cups (280 g) Kim’s gluten free flour blend
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup ( 200 g) tightly packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (150 g) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped into small chunks


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly coat each petite loaf pan with the melted butter and dust with gluten free flour blend.  Shake out excess flour.  
  • In a small bowl, measure or weigh flour, baking powder, and salt.  Whisk until combined and set aside.
  • Place butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in bowl of electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment.  Mix on low speed for about 1 minute, then beat on medium high speed for 3 minutes.  Stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl.  Continue to beat on medium high speed for another 3 minutes, until light and fluffy.  Scrape down sides of bowl again.
  • Add 3 eggs, one at a time, beating for about 30 seconds after each addition.  Scrape down sides of bowl and beat for an additional 2 minutes on medium high speed.  
  • Turn the mixer down to low and slowly beat in the flour mixture.  Then add the sour cream and vanilla.  
  • Remove the bowl from the mixer and add the chocolate chunks.  Use a rubber spatula to finish mixing the batter until thoroughly combined.  Let the batter sit for about 20 minutes.  
  • Using a large scoop (or large spoon) portion about 3-4 tablespoons of batter into each loaf pan (depending on how big or small your loaf pans are).  Spread somewhat evenly, but batter will spread out when baking.  
  • Bake for about 28-30 minutes, or until cakes spring back when lightly touched.  Remove cakes from oven and allow to cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.  
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.  

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Adapted from Marcel Desaulniers’ Death By Chocolate Cakes

11 thoughts on “Gluten Free Chocolate Chunk Cookie Cakes”

  • Kim, these are sooooooo yummy!!! I took these over to a friend yesterday, who isnโ€™t GF, and he loved them. I think mom and I loved them even more because we couldnโ€™t stop eating them ๐Ÿ˜† but we all said they tasted like nothing else weโ€™d ever had before. So light yet super moist. Thank you for yet another fabulous recipe!!!

    • These were always my kids’ (and my) favorite things ever when they were little. I’d make them and put them in their lunch boxes and they were so excited. They’re so unique, aren’t they? I’m really glad you like them ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • This is definitely on my list of things to make very soon but I have to get the pan still. I had a chocolate chip cookie cupcake with cookie dough buttercream once and it was absolutely wonderful, seeing your pics made me think of that, lol. This looks soo good. I love the gourmet cookie cakes you can buy at bakeries with the frosting and this looks like something that could satisfy that craving.

    • They’re similar to cookie cakes, but more of a cake than a cookie. They’re different for sure, but we love them! I should have specified in my recipe that you can use muffin pans if you don’t have little loaf pans. They work just as well in the muffin pans!!

        • Just the regular size. Start checking at about 22-25 minutes to see if they’re done. When they spring back or a toothpick in the center comes out clean, they’re done. I’ve also made these in heart-shaped silicone molds for Valentine’s Day and pumpkin molds for Halloween. It just depends on how big or small your mold is for how much you’ll need to adjust the baking time ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hey. But here but really excited to try your bread recipes. I was happy to see that most dont contain eggs as I have a daughter allergic to eggs. Have you ever used aquafaba or any other egg substitute ? Just curious ……

    • I haven’t, but I’m getting ready to try some egg substitutes for cookies so I’ll post them if they turn out well. My daughter has just become vegan so I’m trying to make something that she can have for Christmas with us. It’s hard because gluten free already needs all the help it can get, so going without eggs may be difficult when it comes to yeast breads. That’s why I’m starting small with something like cookies and if I’m successful with those, then I’ll continue trying with other things ๐Ÿ™‚

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