Coconut Flour Chocolate Cake


Chocolate Coconut Flour Cake by Ashley of My Heart Beets

I love chocolate cake. And I strongly believe is that anyone who wants to eat chocolate cake should be able to eat chocolate cake.

Have a gluten allergy/intolerance? You should be able to eat cake. Have a nut allergy? You should be able to eat cake.

(I’m guessing you get my drift…)

This cake is especially for YOU my dear invisible internet friend with all the food allergies: a chocolate cake made with coconut flour.

Chocolate Coconut Flour Cake by Ashley of My Heart Beets

This chocolate coconut flour cake comes pretty darn close in taste and even in texture to my paleo chocolate cake. It’s moist and slightly crumbly, like all good cakes should be. And major plus: it’s super easy to make.

(Yes, I know I cut this cake so that it looks more like a brownie… but trust me, it’s cake. I just make silly decisions sometimes… like cutting a chocolate cake into small rectangles).

Chocolate Coconut Flour Cake by Ashley of My Heart Beets

Try this cake while it’s warm and also after a night in the fridge – it’s surprisingly good when chilled!

Chocolate Coconut Flour Cake

Chocolate Coconut Flour Cake by Ashley of My Heart Beets

Chocolate Coconut Flour Cake

4.5 from 4 reviews
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  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Combine the coconut flour, cacao powder, tapioca flour, coconut sugar, and baking soda together in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add the milk, maple syrup, oil and eggs to the bowl and mix well using an electronic hand-mixer.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into an 8×8 greased/parchment-lined glass dish or greased cake pan of choice.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool, then slice and serve.
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  1. Stella Sincich says

    Just made this cake , I like it but I think it needs a chocolate icing on top, but in saying that it’s ok on its own to, thank you for a great chocolate cake.

  2. Ted Hamster says

    3 stars
    Tastes fine, but the original mixture is way too dry. Made it a second time and had to add much more almond milk. This recipe is only so so

    • My Heart Beets says

      Did you pack the coconut flour by any chance? The amount of coconut flour can really impact the recipe… if you try it again, try scooping the coconut flour then leveling it. Hopefully that will help!

  3. PattiM says

    Sounds and looks yummy…

    What can you use in place of tapioca flour?

    And has anyone tried replacing eggs with unsweetened apple sauce? (allergic to eggs, cassava/tapioca…gluten/grain/nut/dairy/soy/potato free-aip)

    Thank you,


  4. Cathy says

    Looks like a delicious recipe. I will be using organic cocoa and try the ground flax seed instead tapioca flour. I am going to try an icing with cream cheese, almond butter and cocoa and Now Better Liquid Stevia. I use Now Better Stevia in a Liquid for almost all sugar replacements. I have never made a cake before, but have made banana nut and blueberry muffins with the stevia, that has turned out o.k. Will it turn out the same with the liquid stevia instead of the coconut sugar and maple syrup? It will take i am guessing 1 tsp. of the liquid stevia to sweeten it good enough. Appreciate help in this matter. I want it to be 100% healthy and I don’t believe the honey or maple syrup is much better than sugar.

  5. Judy says

    5 stars
    This is best recipe I have found so far. I did not have ghee or the oils on hand so I substituted melted butter. I also substituted ground flax for the tapioca flour. It came out so moist and delicious! A total winner!!!

  6. Patricia says

    So pleased to find a cake recipe without almond meal. Can’t wait to make this chocolate coconut cake.
    Thank you Ashley.

  7. Auste says

    I found this to be too dry. I ended up using the whole can of coconut milk instead of just one cup. Next time will try with less coconut flour. Good with ice cream or some sauce.

  8. Rebecca says

    5 stars
    I am 10 years old. I love all your recipes! My mom makes them a lot. This cake is delicious! We made it for my Dad’s birthday. We substituted the eggs with chia seeds and water but it still tastes great! We made 1 cake with eggs and 1 with chia seeds. They were different but both good. Thank you for all your recipes!

    • My Heart Beets says

      Hi Rebecca! Thank you so much for the kind blog review! It’s great to know that chia seeds will work in place of the eggs. I hope you all had a great time celebrating your dad’s birthday 🙂

  9. Jamie says

    This looks fantastic!! Can’t wait to try it. We’re loving all the nut-free recipes so much. They’re harder to come by so.. thank-you!!! 🙂

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