Paleo Chocolate Cake

gluten free, dairy free, grain free, refined sugar free

No more teen years!

What a better way to celebrate my birthday on balancedbopp than to post this delicious chocolatey cake. Chocolate in general is one of my absolute, all-time favorites, no exaggeration. So, a little while back, I decided to take on a chocolate cake, but I wanted it to be paleo. I don’t follow any certain diet (vegetarian, paleo, etc.) but if I had to pick one, paleo is the one I would probably choose. Because of this, I thought it would be a fun challenge and a way to have the cake consist of whole ingredients. For those who don’t know, paleo is dairy free, gluten free, grainfree, and refined sugar free. I was amazed how delicious it turned out! I would eat this over a store-bought cake any day. This recipe requires no mixers or other equipment. You just need the ingredients, two bowls, and a cake pan!

Homemade birthday cakes make birthdays just a little more special. I always love when a family member spends time baking something for me. Chocolate cake is a classic favorite and sure to make anyone's day brighter. Aside from birthdays, this cake would also be good for other celebrations or honestly, any random day of the week. If you find yourself craving a slice of yummy chocolate cake, you know where to go. 

The thickness of this cake is part of what makes it so delicious. It's not too thick to where you need to make it two layers but it's also not too thin to where you feel gypped on your slice of cake. The top of this cake cooks beautifully and the inside is soft, sweet, and springy. 

I've tried two different frosting options for this cake and both were delicious! One of the toppings I used was Simple Mills chocolate frosting. You can find it at most well known grocery stores in the baking aisle by the organic ingredients. I always love chocolate on chocolate so this combo hit the spot! It only took one container for the entire cake.  

The other "frosting" I used was my Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce recipe! This combo reminded me of a Reeces and was close if not equally as tasty as the double chocolate version. This caramel is super easy to make and a great addition to this cake. 

Caramel recipe linked 

So whether you're celebrating a loved one or just simply love chocolate cake, you've come to the right place. Get to bakin! 

Tiff Tips

  • The batter for this cake will be thick so you'll need to spread it with a spatula to ensure even cooking

  • let cake completely cool before removing from pan

Paleo Chocolate Cake



  • 2 1/4 cups almond flour

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour

  • 1 cup coconut sugar

  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 3 eggs + 1 yolk

  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk

  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp coconut oil

  • 1/2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 1 tsp vanilla 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl

  3. Mix wet ingredients in a small bowl

  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined

  5. Pour batter into a greased cake pan and bake in oven for 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean

  6. Let cool completely before removing from pan

  7. Optional: spread frosting over cooled cake

  8. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

link to Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce


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