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paleo chocolate cake with icing and berries.
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The Ultimate Paleo Chocolate Cake!

Course Dessert, Dessert Topping/Icing/Frosting, Snack
Cuisine American, Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 434 kcal
Author Christine Galvani


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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Using parchment paper-lined a 7-inch cake pa ( a 6-inch cake pan or 8-inch cast-iron skillet will also work).

  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 35-40 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.  Baking time will depend on the size cake pan you use and your oven.

    Cool completely before icing/frosting. 

Nutrition Facts
The Ultimate Paleo Chocolate Cake!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 434 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 370mg15%
Potassium 433mg12%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 4834IU97%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 206mg21%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.