Paleo Chocolate Cake

Paleo chocolate cake

Paleo Chocolate Cake

This is a moist Paleo chocolate cake that is really good with a chocolate glaze. If you add the glaze, refrigerate it after you spread it onto the cake until it hardens a bit. It comes out like Magic Shell, only it’s something you’d eat.

If you do dairy, whip up some heavy whipping cream and add one teaspoon each of raw honey and vanilla. You can adjust those measurements according to your taste. If you do the whipped cream, make sure you do it right before serving or it will become a mess. Or, you might be able to put it in the freezer if you do it a couple of hours ahead of time. I haven’t tried that out, but I think I might. That actually sounds pretty good. I will have to get back to you on that one.

This is for only one layer, so keep that in mind if you want a layer cake.

Paleo Chocolate Cake


  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or raw honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Over low heat, melt the chocolate chips in coconut oil.
  3. Allow this chocolate mixture to come to room temperature.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, apple cider vinegar, and coconut milk.
  5. Add cooled chocolate mixture to the egg mixture.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  7. Add the coconut flour mixture to the egg mixture. Whisk together until the lumps are pretty well worked out.
  8. Add to a well-greased 9×9 pan.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

© Liz Davis If CaveMom Baked Cookies 2012 | Paleo Chocolate Cake

11 thoughts on “Paleo Chocolate Cake

  1. Doug

    I tried this out for my kids birthday as it sounded good. It was a perfect substitute for the sugary cakes we’re so used to eating. Thanks so much for posting!! We’re not necessarily Paleo so it didn’t matter there is milk in the dark chocolate chips and a little sugar, but overall this is WAY better for us.

    1. Liz Davis Post author

      Hi Doug,

      Yes! Even if you’re not Paleo, cutting back on sugar is always a good thing. There’s so much sugar in recipes and prepared foods, it’s just overkill. Thanks for your comment!

  2. Teresa

    Doing this for my son’s birthday. It is going to be a big cake, so I make it in parts and store it in the fridge. The one I made last night seems to have gotten a little “solid” in the fridge. Will is soften up when I take it out and bring it to room temp? Should I throw it in the oven a bit to warm it up and make it soften?

    1. Liz Davis Post author

      Hi Teresa,

      I’m sorry for the delay in responding. The cake usually softens when it comes to room temperature–I think it’s the coconut oil that makes it firm up. I hope everything goes well!

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  4. annie burton

    This picture does not do this cake justice! It is the BEST chocolate cake I ever had paleo or non! I have made it three times!


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