Chocolate Cake

Yes, I continue to roll out the coconut flour recipes. This time it’s gluten free Chocolate Cake. I am having a great time experimenting with this unique flour. I have been doing so for almost two years now and have created a small stockpile of recipes that work well with its light and fluffy texture.

This gluten free, dairy free chocolate cake (nut free too) is a family favorite, with a thick, yummy vegan chocolate frosting.

Chocolate Cake

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Servings 12

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine flour, cacao, salt and baking soda
  • In a large bowl using an electric hand blender, blend eggs, oil, agave nectar, vanilla and orange zest
  • Add dry ingredients into large bowl and continue to blend
  • Oil (2) 9 inch cake pans and dust with coconut flour
  • Pour batter into pans and bake at 325°F for 35-40 minutes
  • Remove from oven, allow to cool completely then remove from pans
  • Frost and serve
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
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Vegan Chocolate Frosting

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan over very low heat, melt chocolate and grapeseed oil
  • Stir in agave, vanilla and salt
  • Place frosting in freezer for 15 minutes to cool
  • Remove from freezer and whip frosting with a hand blender until it is thick and fluffy
  • Frost over cake
  • Serve
Prep Time 5 mins
Freeze Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
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This frosting recipe is one of my all time favorites –I have been known to eat it by the spoonful and like to spread it on gluten free crackers.

The chocolate vegan frosting above is a nice complement to my Vanilla Cupcakes (made from almond flour) recently featured in the Denver Post. Go ahead and see for yourself on your next special occasion or for no reason at all!

Comments

100 responses to “Chocolate Cake”

  1. Made this cake with great success when we lived at regular altitude, but just tried it at 5,000 ft and it’s falling apart! Any suggestions for next time?

    • Caroline, I’ve made this dozens of times at 5,000 feet. I would make sure you’re using the same brands of ingredients as before, and more importantly use the ones recommended in the recipe for best results :-)

  2. I’ve have been following your page and using your recipes for. I would say, ~10 years. Made this cake for my daughter’s birthday. Made a few adjustments because I forgot to get more grapeseed oil. Frosting and cake were amazingly delicious! Thank you.

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