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Almond Flour Chocolate Cake


This almond flour chocolate cake made with chocolate ganache and fresh strawberries. This recipe is gluten-free, refined-sugar-free, and requires only 7 ingredients.

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round chocolate cake with sliced strawberries on top served on a white cake stand

Key Ingredients

  • 5 large egg (room-temperature)
  • 3/4 cups of maple syrup
  • 12 tablespoons of cacao powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 2 cups of almond flour 
  • 1 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil

How to Make It

1. MAKE CAKE BATTER. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, add maple syrup, coconut oil, 8 tbsp of cacao powder, sea salt. Whisk to combine. Once mixed, gradually add almond flour. Line an 8-inch round cake pan with unbleached parchment paper and add the batter.

flourless chocolate cake butter in the baking pan

2. BAKE IT. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes or till toothpick comes out clean.

baked flourless chocolate cake with strawberries

3. MAKE GANACHE. While the cake is baking in the oven, make the ganache. In the small saucepan, add 1/3 cup of coconut oil, 4 tablespoons of cacao powder, 3 tablespoons of maple syrup, a pinch of sea salt. Place on low heat for a couple of minutes and while continually stirring. Cool for 10 minutes.

4. DECORATE. Wash and slice strawberries. Once the cake is baked, turn the pan over and place the cake on the serving plate; cool for 10 minutes. Pour ganache over and decorate with strawberries. Enjoy while still warm.

slice of chocolate cake on the plate

Recipe Tips

Some tips to make this chocolate cake with almond flour a success:

  • Use room-temperature eggs.
  • Use blanched finely ground almond flour and not almond meal.
  • To have moist cake, don’t overbake.

Making Two Tier Cake:

  • Double ingredients and bake two cakes.
  • Use jam as a filling.
  • Decorate with fresh berries on top.
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cake top decorated with sliced strawberries

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round chocolate cake with sliced strawberries on top served on a white cake stand

Almond Flour Chocolate Cake

Natalia-Flavorful Home
This almond flour chocolate cake made with chocolate ganache and fresh strawberries. This recipe is gluten-free, refined-sugar-free, and requires only 7 ingredients.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 55 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 406 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 5 eggs room-temperature
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 12 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cup almond flour
  • 11/2 cup fresh strawberry
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, add maple syrup, coconut oil, 8 tbsp of cacao powder, sea salt. Whisk to combine. Once mixed, gradually add almond flour. Line an 8-inch round cake pan with unbleached parchment paper and add the batter.
  • Place in the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes or till toothpick comes out clean.
  • While the cake is baking in the oven, make the ganache. In the small saucepan, add 1/3 cup of coconut oil, 4 tablespoons of cacao powder, 3 tablespoons of maple syrup, a pinch of sea salt. Place on low heat for a couple of minutes and while continually stirring. Cool for 10 minutes.
  • Wash and slice strawberries. Once the cake is baked, turn the pan over and place the cake on the serving plate; cool for 10 minutes. Pour ganache over and decorate with strawberries. Enjoy while still warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 406kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 12gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 117mgPotassium: 372mgFiber: 7gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 160IUVitamin C: 58mgCalcium: 133mgIron: 3mg
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Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document easy real food recipes perfect for busy families. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!

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