Grain-free chocolate cake recipe

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Celebrate a birthday– or any day– with this nut-free, dairy-free, grain-free chocolate cake. Everyone can enjoy it since it has only healthy ingredients.

  • Yield: 10 to 12 Servings
  • Total Time: 1 Hour 10 Minutes

Ingredients

For Cake
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 8 oz melted semi-sweet chocolate
  • ½ cup of maple syrup
  • 8 large eggs
  • ½ plain, dairy-free yogurt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
For frosting
  • 1 cup palm shortening
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp arrow root flour
  • ½ tsp grass-fed, unflavored gelatin
  • 8 oz cooled melted semisweet chocolate
How to Make It
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place baking soda, coconut flour and sea salt in small bowl. Whisk and combine.
  3. Whisk 8 oz. of chocolate, vanilla extract, yogurt, eggs and maple syrup in medium sized bowl.
  4. Whisk in coconut flour mixture till smooth. Allow batter to sit for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Pour batter in two x 9” cake pans. Bake for 18-22 minutes. Cool for 8-10 minutes and place on cooling rack.
  6. Place palm shortening, melted chocolate, gelatin, arrow root, vanilla extract and syrup in standing mixer bowl. Whisk for 2-3 minutes till fluffy and light.
  7. For assembly, place one layer cake on plate. Top with 1/3 of frosting. Put second layer on the top and use the rest of the frosting to frost remainder of cake. Serve.
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