Decadent Grain Free Chocolate Cake RECIPE

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Decadent Grain Free Chocolate Cake RECIPE

For my daughter’s birthday this year, she requested a cake instead of cupcakes, as she wanted to have it decorated with a My Little Pony toy we had (That’s how I decorate cakes. I put toys on top of them. No fancy fondant here.). So I wondered if the delicious chocolate brownie cupcake recipe I made last year would work as a cake? I’m very happy to say that the answer is a resounding YES!

I doubled the original recipe and used a rectangular 9″ x 13″ which was pretty much perfect for it. I had lots of comments that that the cake was delicious, and people were surprised when they found out it was grain free! Kids and adults gobbled it up!

Decadent Grain Free Chocolate Cake RECIPE
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A decadent grain free chocolate cake that will have guests asking for seconds, and they won't believe it's grain free until you tell them!
  • 2 ½ cups almond flour
  • 4 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 cans black beans (I used Eden Organic as they’re the only safe BPA-free cans I know of)
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ⅔ cup applesauce
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ⅓ cups maple syrup
  • ½ cup coconut oil, butter, or ghee (I used butter)
  • 1 cup milk (coconut or whole milk - I used whole milk)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life mini chips)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Grease cake pan with coconut oil, butter, or ghee.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients together with a mixer or food processor.
  4. Add the dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) and mix again.
  5. Add the chocolate chips and stir into the batter.
  6. Pour batter into cake pan.
  7. Bake in the oven for approximately 45-50 minutes. (I used the old toothpick test to check when it was done.)
  8. Remove and let cool - then enjoy!

I used the same basic buttercream icing recipe as with the chocolate brownie cupcakes as well. However I only iced about half the cake because the big toy decoration took up a lot of space, so if you want to ice the whole top of the cake, you’d probably want to double the original recipe.

All-in-all – birthday cake success! This is going to be my go-to recipe from now on!

What’s your favourite grain free chocolate cake recipe?

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