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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.

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
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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!
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

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1% | Vitamin C: 1.6% | Calcium: 6.6% | Iron: 18.2%

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Cherry Jam Filled Paleo Chocolate Cups (Vegan)

These 6-ingredient Vegan and Paleo Chocolate Cups filled with yummy cherry jam are the perfect Valentine’s or Halloween treat. They are so easy to make and you don’t even need to turn on the oven!

Soooo ever since I made my Cherry Garcia Ice Cream over the summer, I’ve been obsessed with the combination of cherries and chocolate. I think I actually prefer it over strawberries and chocolate which is saying a lot.

Now that we are fully into Fall and cherries are not in season anymore, I’ve been purchasing frozen cherries and they are amazing. Not only do they taste delicious, they are pitted already making them so easy to use in recipes like these Cherry Jam Filled Paleo Chocolate Cups.

Cherry Jam Filled Paleo Chocolate Cups Recipe

These vegan and paleo chocolate cups filled with cherry jam are one of those easy peasy dessert recipes that do not require baking and actually look like it took a lot more effort than it really did. Both the chocolate and the jam component are super simple to make, and you only need 6 ingredients from start to finish!

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Perfect For All Occasions

Not only are these Cherry Jam Filled Paleo Chocolate Cups perfect for the holidays because of their bright red colored filling, but you can also make them for Halloween and call them “Bloody Chocolate Cups.”

They are even perfect for Valentine’s Day if you have a chocolate loving honey, and it’s so easy to whip up while looking fun and impressive.

If you aren’t a cherry fan, you can even try this recipe with raspberries or strawberries, or any other fruits great for making jam with. They are such a yummy treat with a burst of surprise in the center, the combination of textures and flavors is something that everyone will love.

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Cherry Jam Filled Paleo Chocolate Cups (Vegan)

These 6-ingredient Vegan and Paleo Chocolate Cups filled with yummy cherry jam are the perfect Valentine's or Halloween treat. They are so easy to make and you don't even need to turn on the oven!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Setting time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 chocolate cups
Calories 138kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

Equipments

  • Mini muffin tin
  • Mini muffin liners

Cherry Jam Filling

Chocolate Cup Layer

Instructions

  • Line a mini muffin tin with 12 mini muffin liners.
  • Place the cherries in a food processor and pulse a few times to get them chopped.
  • In a small saucepan, combine cherries, maple syrup, and lemon juice.
  • Heat over medium heat for 5 minutes until the cherries will break down and release its juices.
  • Remove from heat and stir in chia seeds.
  • Place in the refrigerator to cool and thicken for about 1 hour.
  • Use a double boiler or a heat-safe bowl nestled on top of a pot of simmering water to let the chocolate chips and coconut oil heat up and melt. You can also microwave them for 30 seconds at a time while stirring in between until melted. Stir together until smooth.
  • Use a teaspoon to scoop the chocolate into the bottom of each mini muffin liner, then tap the muffin tin gently on the countertop so the chocolate spreads and flattens out. 
  • Use the spoon to spread the chocolate all the way up sides of each liner,
  • Place the muffin tin in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to harden.
  • Remove from the fridge then place a teaspoon of cherry jam in the center of the hardened chocolate. You won't be using all of the jam.
  • Top the cherry jam filling with about 1 1/2 teaspoon of melted chocolate, tap again on the countertop to flatten out the top. (If the chocolate has thickened, heat it back up so melts and thins out.)
  • If using, sprinkle the top of the chocolate layer with sea salt. 
  • Transfer to the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let the chocolate cups to cool and harden completely. 
  • Remove the chocolate cups from the muffin tin and peel off the liner.
  • Enjoy immediately or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 1chocolate cup | Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 0.1% | Vitamin C: 1.6% | Calcium: 3.9% | Iron: 9.8%

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Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Don’t let food allergies stop you from indulging in treats! These soft and chewy Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies are also paleo, vegan, gluten free, and egg free!

Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can you believe I don’t have a standard chocolate chip cookie recipe on my blog yet? Well, I can, because I’m the worst baker. But sometimes, the baking gods are on my side and I end up making a treat that’s super delicious and dreamy.

I recently had one of those moments when attempting to make these cassava flour chocolate chip cookies, and no tears were shed from an inevitable #fail (a norm when I’m baking) and I lived through it to share this yummy recipe with you.

Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Now, these are not your standard chocolate chip cookies. They are gluten free and grain free, made with cassava flour and a bit of coconut flour, and they are also paleo and vegan! And if you have some common food allergies in your family, these might be for you because they are also nut-free and egg-free.

Don’t worry though, because they are NOT fun-free. They actually taste amazing and have the perfect amount of chewiness and softness that you love in your favorite cookies.

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How to Yield Perfectly Chewy Cookies

Since these are gluten free cookies, you have to treat them a bit differently than regular cookies. Here are some tips to make these cassava flour chocolate chip cookies THE BEST EVER:

  • If you are using coconut oil instead of ghee, make sure it’s soft instead of melted. If it’s hard, you can microwave it for 15 seconds at a time, and if it’s melted, you can leave it in the fridge it gets to the right consistency.
  • DO NOT pick up the cookies once it’s out of the oven. They will be quite fragile and fall apart if you try to pick them up. Wait about 30 minutes for them to fully cool down before handling them. I know, it’ll be incredibly hard but it’s 100% worth it!
  • For even chewier and sturdier texture, keep the cookies in an airtight contain in the refrigerator. I think they taste better when they are cold!

Hope you love these cookies, because my husband and I can’t get enough. We just made these a few days ago and they are already half gone! So dangerous, but so worth it.

Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Don't let food allergies stop you from indulging in treats! These soft and chewy Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies are also paleo, vegan, gluten free, and egg free!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling time 30 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 105kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, whisk together ghee (or coconut oil), maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  • In another large bowl, whisk together cassava flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and sea salt. 
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture. 
  • Stir until combined.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Use a rounded tablespoon to scoop the dough and place on the baking sheet, flattening it out slightly. 
  • Repeat with the rest of dough, making sure you give enough space in between to spread a bit.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Cool completely on the baking sheet for 20-30 minutes before removing and serving.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge. They'll get even chewier (in a good way) once cold!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 0.3% | Calcium: 1.6% | Iron: 4.3%

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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.