How to Make a Fudgey Paleo Chocolate Cake

Hey there, fellow dessert lover! If you're on the hunt for a seriously scrumptious treat that's also kinda guilt-free, boy do I have a recipe for you. As a fan of all things chocolate and someone who loves a good health-conscious twist, I've been tinkering in the kitchen to create the ultimate Fudgey Paleo Chocolate Cake. Not only is this cake a healthier choice, but it is also packed with rich chocolaty goodness that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Perfect for gatherings or just a quiet cup of tea on the sofa, this decadent delight is bound to become a new favorite.

Let's get real; who doesn't love cake? And when it’s as easy to make as this one, you’ve simply got to give it a try. The process is straightforward, and the ingredients are super simple but scream luxury. Ready to whip up some magic in the kitchen? Let's dive into this easy-to-follow recipe for the most divine Fudgey Paleo Chocolate Cake with creamy chocolate frosting. Here’s how to get it done:


For the Cake:

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons golden milled flax meal
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink salt
  • Optional: chocolate chips (handful or to taste)

For the Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup full-fat canned coconut milk (Thai Kitchen brand recommended)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or a paleo chocolate bar, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Prep Your Pans:
    Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line four 6-inch springform cake pans with parchment paper and grease the edges slightly with coconut oil. This makes sure nothing sticks and your cake looks as good as it tastes.

  2. Mix the Cake:
    In a food processor or a large bowl, blend all the cake ingredients (except for the chocolate chips if using) until you reach a smooth consistency. Stir in the chocolate chips if you're adding some extra oomph to your cake.

  3. Bake It:
    Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pans. Pop them in the oven for about 18 minutes. Just long enough to cook through but keep that fudgy texture we love. Once done, let them cool on a rack or speed things up by sliding them into the freezer just until they're room temperature.

  4. Make the Frosting:
    For the frosting, melt the coconut milk, chocolate chips or chopped paleo bar, and sea salt together over a double boiler. Make sure to remove it from heat just as the chocolate melts to prevent overcooking. Give it a whip with a spatula until it's gorgeously smooth, then chill it in the fridge for about 5-10 minutes. Stir occasionally, ensuring it reaches the perfect frosting consistency without getting too firm.

  5. Assemble the Cake:
    Layer and frost the cake with your delicious chocolate frosting. If you’re feeling fancy, try some coconut oil caramel between the layers, or keep it classic with just the chocolate.

  6. Finishing Touches:
    Optionally, you can sprinkle some shaved chocolate on top for a bit of extra flair and texture.

Get ready to enjoy a slice of heaven with this Fudgey Paleo Chocolate Cake. It's a perfect blend of healthy ingredients and indulgent flavors, a treat that will leave you and your guests craving more. Happy baking!