So there’s this cake…and its soooooo good! I made it for my son’s 6th birthday and it was a huge hit! There wasn’t a crumb left! This cake is gluten, dairy, and sugar cane free too! (We have gluten, dairy, soy, corn, yeast, sesame, cranberry, and sugar cane sensitivities/allergies.) The gluten eaters all thought it was amazing too!! Well I made it again for Father’s Day and I had lots of people asking for the recipe. I adapted it from a recipe I found in a cookbook called The Food Lovers Make it Paleo by Bill Staley and Hayley Mason. I have had success with everything I have tried out of this book! Without further adieu, here is “Dark Chocolate Cake”. 😉
3/4 c coconut flour, sifted
1/4 c unsweetened cacao powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 c pure maple syrup (Costco sells this at a great price!)
1 c melted coconut oil (Vitacost has a great price on this!)
First preheat your oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit.
In a small bowl, add sifted coconut flour, cacao powder, salt, and baking soda. Mix well.
In a large bowl, or mixer, add eggs, vanilla, maple syrup, and melted coconut oil. Mx until well combined, but don’t over mix. This should be pretty liquidy. Be sure to temper your eggs if you are adding the coconut oil while it is still hot. You don’t want to have scrambled eggs!
Then add dry ingredients to wet and mix well. Again, don’t over mix! 🙂
Grease two 9-inch cake pans with coconut oil or coconut flour.
Pour batter into pans and spread evenly.
Bake for 25-35 minutes. Test center with a tooth pick–if the tooth pick comes out clean, then the cakes are done. **I have baked this in 2 states now. NM and GA. NM worked great. In GA I checked mine at 30 minutes and it was done and almost too much so. This could be because of my oven, but next time I will be checking at around 25 minutes, just to be sure!**
Remove cakes from oven and cool.
This cake looks like it would be dry, but its soooo moist! You are welcome to add a frosting of your choice, but we just slice up some strawberries and put with it. It is a phenomenal combination!
We hope you enjoy this as much as we do! Let me know if you make it and how it turns out!
P.S. Sorry I don’t have step by step pictures, I will work on getting some! 🙂
This is a slice from Father’s Day!