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Paleo Chocolate Cake double layer frosted with one slice showing.
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The Ultimate Paleo Chocolate Cake Guide!

The Ultimate Paleo Chocolate Cake guide! Several Ways to make this grain-free & flourless chocolate cake! Paleo birthday cake! Paleo chocolate frosting recipe! This recipe is for a single layer in either the 6" cake pan or 8" skillet.

Course Dessert, Dessert Topping/Icing/Frosting, Snack
Cuisine American, Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 289 kcal
Author Christine Galvani


  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup almond butter (try my recipe on the site or a creamy store-bought brand)
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup organic raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Using parchment paper-lined an 8" cast iron skillet or a 6" cake pan.

  2. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl, and using an electric mixer, mix for several minutes in well mixed.

    You can also mix in a bowl with a wooden spoon or spatula if desired.  If you go this route, you should probably whisk the almond flour to get out all the lumps and then add the remaining ingredients.

  3. Pour batter into prepared cast iron skillet and smooth batter.

  4. Bake for 25-27 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool completely before icing/frosting. 

    Two frosting options: dairy-free ganache and vegan chocolate frosting.

Nutrition Facts
The Ultimate Paleo Chocolate Cake Guide!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 274mg11%
Potassium 286mg8%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 3220IU64%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 137mg14%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.