Chocolate Birthday Cake

I got a request from an old roommate the other day. She has a birthday coming up and was hoping for a chocolate cake recipe made with ingredients she could actually eat. As it happens, I also like chocolate cake and had created a recipe for my own birthday last fall. A couple of tweaks here and there and it fits all her requirements. Plus, it’s delicious and so rich, I could stop after just one bite. I just don’t want to …

chocolate_cakeChocolate Birthday Cake

¾ c coconut flour (85 g)
6 T cocoa powder (30 g)
1 t baking soda
½ t salt
7 large eggs
½ c coconut oil, melted
¼ c honey (85 g)
1 T apple cider vinegar

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Generously grease an 8-in round cake pan, or line with parchment
  3. Whisk together coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt
  4. In a separate bowl, beat eggs until frothy and uniform in color
  5. Beat in coconut oil, honey, and vinegar
  6. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until well combined
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan, smoothing top with wet fingers, if needed
  8. Bake for 30 min or until firm and springy in the center
  9. Allow to cool 5-10 min in pan before removing to wire rack
  10. Cool completely before frosting

Yield 1 8-in layer

Note: The photo shows a double-layer cake. To do this you’ll either need to double the recipe and bake two 8-in layers or cut your single layer into two semicircles, stacking one half atop the other to form a half-cake. I usually use the second method for family parties or else we have entirely too many leftovers in the house calling my name!

Updated to add: Click here for my Midnight Chocolate Frosting recipe!


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