Paleo Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache


Whether it’s for a special occasion or you are just looking for a decadent treat, this paleo chocolate cake is rich, moist, and is always a crowd favorite!

Paleo Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Ever since going gluten free, I didn’t eat cake for a LONG time. When I first found out about my intolerance years ago, there weren’t many gluten free bakery options available, and I wasn’t skilled enough for baking one myself back then.

These days, there are SO MANY options and it’s amazing, but now I love getting creative in the kitchen so I can whip up a healthier version at home.

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Paleo Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache Recipe

This Paleo Chocolate Cake is coming to you after several attempts in my kitchen. If you’ve been following my blog for a long time, you probably know that I’m not the most skilled baker and it always takes several tries before my dessert recipes are yummy enough to post.

However, all the failed attempts were 100% worth it after I took a bite out of this cake because it turned out of so moist and fluffy, unlike many paleo chocolate cakes I’ve tried before.

Paleo Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache
Paleo Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache

Of course, if you are going to make this paleo chocolate cake, you can’t forget the ganache! You can use any frosting you want, but I love this ganache. It’s SO easy to make, spreads well, and makes the cake extra decadent and delicious.

Just make sure that the cake is completely cooked before frosting so the ganache doesn’t melt on you during the process!

Paleo Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache
Paleo Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Substitutions?

Just because I get asked about substitutions often in baking recipes, I want to address it now. Almond flour and cassava flour work quite differently than other grain free flours, so I don’t recommend you make any substitutions.

Full fat coconut milk (from the can) is necessary to give the paleo chocolate cake that rich and decadent texture and flavor.

Also, I have not tried this recipe with flax eggs or gelatin eggs, so I cannot guarantee results. Please leave me a comment if you try these out and they turn out well for you!

It’s honestly best to follow the directions as is. Baking can be a tricky and each ingredient has a specific purpose so I hope you try the recipe and love it as much as I do!

Paleo Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache
Paleo Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Paleo Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Whether it’s for a special occasion or you are just looking for a decadent treat, this paleo chocolate cake is rich, moist, and is always a crowd favorite!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 48 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 53 minutes
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 363kcal

Ingredients

Cake

Chocolate Ganache

Instructions

Chocolate Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a 9-inch spring foam cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together almond flour, cassava flour, coconut sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and sea salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut milk, water, ghee, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract. 
  • Pour wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir together until a batter forms. 
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and flatten out the top with a spatula. 
  • Bake for 45-48 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 
  • Allow the cake to cool completely.

Chocolate Ganache

  • While the cake is a cooling, place the coconut milk in a small saucepan and heat on medium low until hot, just before it starts to simmer. You can also heat it up in the microwave.
  • Add in chocolate chips and coconut oil, and stir together until smooth and silky.
  • Remove from heat and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to cool and thicken. Don’t forget to remove it from the fridge as it’ll harden once it chills too long.
  • Once the cake is cooled completely, spoon the ganache on the top of the cake and smooth it across the top.
  • Slice to serve. 
Nutrition Facts
Paleo Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 235mg 10%
Potassium 262mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 15g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 1.6%
Calcium 6.6%
Iron 18.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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18 thoughts on “Paleo Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

  1. Joni


    I just bout a giant bad of blanched almond flour from costco so I’m looking for great recipes to use it up…this chocolate cake is a must make!

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  2. Leslie


    I’m glad you mastered chocolate cake! Sometimes all the attempts at a recipe can be frustrating – this looks incredibly worth all the hard work!

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  3. Linda C


    I have been so hungry for a really good chocolate cake, and this was over-the-top delicious. In fact, it was so good and I ran out of time that I didn’t have a chance to make the ganache, but it was still excellent as a stand alone. I did not have cassava flour, so I used tiger nut flour along with the almond flour and I have no notable complaints. One question I do have is how to store this magnificent creation.

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