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Paleo Chocolate Cake

  • Author: Erin Morrissey
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 slices of cake 1x


Paleo Chocolate Cake is made from simple, healthy ingredients. It’s gluten-free, packed with nutrients, and made with a delicious vegan frosting. It tastes so great that your friends and family will never guess that it’s healthy!



Pairs well with this vegan frosting.


  1. In a small bowl, mix almond flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda.
  2. In a larger bowl, whisk pumpkin with eggs until very well combined and smooth.
  3. Add in syrup, oil, almond butter and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet, stirring until fully combined.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips, leaving a few out to place on top.
  6. Place in greased pan.  I used two nine inch cake pans.
  7. Bake at 350 for 23-28 min depending on pan. If using loaf or 8×8 pan, may require more time.
  8. My favorite trick for telling if it’s ready is to stick a toothpick in the center, if it comes out clean – they are ready.

  • Category: gluten-free, dessert, dairy-free

Keywords: paleo chocolate cake, gluten free cake, healthy dessert, healthy cake