Here is a blast from the past recipe. This was one of my first recipes posted on the old website and since it didn’t transfer oh so nicely it is back on the top and will probably get remade by me now that I have my brand new Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. It is soooooo Pretty.
Coconut Chocolate Cake
- 1 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- coconut oil for grease
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees farenheit
- Melt your chocolate and coconut milk in a small saucepan over low heat
- Once the chocolate is melted, transfer to a mixing bowl or your stand mixer
- Add in your eggs and mix well
- Now add in your almond flour, shredded coconut, salt, and baking powder and mix well
- Grease an 8x8 baking dish with coconut oil
- Transfer your batter to your baking dish and sprinkle with your slivered almonds and some coconut if you would like
- Bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick in the center of the cake comes out clean
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Could you swap Cacao chips for the dark chocolate?
This chocolate cake is perfect. It was indeed a happy hour when I served this to my family. Thanks for sharing
I don’t have Almond flour, can I substitute coconut flour? If so, would it be the same amount? Thank you! Can’t wait Tom make for my moms birthday, she has Hashimotos.
you can use 1/3 cup of coconut flour to every 1 cup of almond flour but the texture will be drastically different as coconut flour tends to be more on the dry side.
Can I substitute unsweetened cocoa powder for the chocolate chips? I’m trying to avoid any sugar.
I haven’t tried it, but it should work
Lily’s chocolate chips with Stevia are amazing. I am not eating sugar either and have been using these in my chocolate zucchini brownies. they work great.
I’ve been making something similar to this for my husband the last couple of years. I can’t wait to try your recipe!! Maybe this weekend!?
Ah yes, this weekend sounds perfect :)
I entered your recipe (with credit to you) onto MyPlate on Livestrong.com and thought you might be interested in how it calculated, nutritionally:
Calories from fat: 165 (60%)
Total fat 18.34gm
Total carbs: 12.3gm (22%); sugars: 6.92gm
Protein: 5.6gm (10%)
Did you use sweetened coconut or unsweetened?
YUM!!! This was a HUGE hit at my house. I had a few extra chocolate chips, so I just added them after I put the batter in the pan.
Next time I’ll sort of push the almonds and coconut into the top of the batter so they stay attached better.
I am so glad you loved it
First off, wanna say I’ve tried a few of your recipes and loved them all. So thank you!!!
My bf wanted something sweet ln and I made this cake. I only had light coconut milk on hand so I used that and it came out really dry and nearly impossible to swallow. Does the light vs full fat make a huge difference when baking anything that calls for it? Does the fat give it the moistness ? I’ve made a few of your other desserts that were awesome, and I want to make sure I dont make this mistake again.
YES you need the full fat
Just made this, smells divine. Could you please tell me the best way to store it? Bringing it to work tomorrow, should it be refrigerated? Thank you.
It lasts longer in the refrigerator so toss it is in there :)
edit the recipe to say “1/2 CUP slivered almonds”
Thank you, all fixed
Featuring recipe this week on CrossFit Blacksburg’s blog on Friday – going to make this for my hubby’s bday! Thanks for the recipe!
Oh awesome, you are so welcome, can’t wait to see the link :)
I mentioned your recipe on my Fox in the Kitchen MMM (Must Make Monday) Series.
I saw that. Thank you so much :)
Yummy! Satisfied my sweet tooth AND my kids even liked it! I can’t wait to try some of your other recipes! Thank you!
Your welcome so glad you enjoyed
These are amazing. We love your recipes!
THank you so much Nissa :)
YUM!!! My 2 Yr old son and I made this as a treat tonight… I couldn’t get him (or my husband) to stop exchanges bites out of the pan! Thanks for (re)posting the recipe!
Oh and your blog is sweet!
Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed
is it a 1/2 cup of slivered almonds?
Yes it is a 1/2 cup or however many you would like.
One of my first recipes from your old site also. Being novice I used coconut water instead of coconut milk. It was ok, but this time it will be great!
Can’t wait to hear how you like it
Deb Emerich Stahl
Looks delish! I am alergic to almonds, tho. How would you adjust with coconut flour?
I would just make a different recipe. Look up my pumpkin brownies and make as a cake and change flavors
I actually am new to paleo so only had coconut flour in my pantry. Tried a few variations of this and here’s what I found:
1/3 cup coconut flour instead of almond flour
1 1/4 cup of coconut milk (I mixed in half almond milk for good measure)
1 tblsp of honey (since I was out of shredded coconut too)
all other ingredients the same
And for frosting this was the best part:
more chips melted in coconut milk with a splash of vanilla, chilled to be fairly firm
coconut milk from a can : this has a nice thick layer of fluffy stuff on the top layer of the can that works like a not-to-sweet whipped cream when dolloped on top of the cake
I baked mine as cupcakes and they were moist and yummy!
That sounds amazing :)
Thanks although you probably won’t see this, thanks, also I’ve read for any of those who may want to use 1/2 almond and 1/2 coconut since almond is so expensive, is that if the recipe calls for 2 cups of almond flour use 1 cup almond and 1/4 coconut, and increase by one egg, for any others who want an option to just almond flour and this recipe just came out as one of the paleo best I hope this helps
Thanks for giving everyone the tips. I did read it and appreciate it :)
I got the same mixer for Christmas! Yay! Have been searching for paleo recipe ideas to use it with. I’m not too much into the sweet stuff. Have any savory ideas?
Do bacon brownies with dark chocolate
Do bacon brownies with a dark chocolate no sweetness added