Life Changing Blackout Chocolate Paleo Cake

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Life Changing Blackout Chocolate Paleo Cake

paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free

Mind-blowing, decadent, double chocolate cake. It’s rich, fluffy, and made with wholesome ingredients. Perfect for any gathering, birthday, or even just because 😊.

Paleo Chocolate Birthday Cake - The Fit Peach

This,, my friends, is the most deliciously fluffy, moist, creamy chocolate cake. I know I’m biased here, but you’re just going to have to trust me. I’m a self-proclaimed chocoholic. When it comes to chocolate anything, I consider myself a pro.

Chocolate can be a little weird because everyone likes a different style. Some like a creamy, milky, light chocolate. Some may prefer a semi-sweet, bitter chocolate. Me though, I like a rich, bold, handsome chocolate. Yes, I just used the word ‘handsome’ to describe chocolate because if chocolate were a man, it’d be the 90-99% cacao, super dark, delicate chocolate. At least that’s how I imagine it.

We have the perfect combination of both in this life changing cake. The cake itself is rich and bold. While the icing is a little lighter and creamier. It’s the ultimate chocolate pairing that all parties will enjoy!

Life Changing Blackout Chocolate Cake - The Fit Peach

Now, don’t let the ‘paleo’-ness deter you. This cake can be served to any and all cake lovers and have them coming back for more. The cake is your typical ,delicious, chocolate-infused paleo cake. The almond flour is the foundation of the cake base and the arrowroot starch provides some of the airiness. The coconut milk adds a whole lot of creaminess and the necessary fat (trust me, your cake won’t taste a thing like coconut). Your cake also won’t taste like apple cider vinegar either, we use a dash of this due to its acidity. When the apple cider vinegar combines with the coconut milk, it creates an insane fluff-factor.

As I stated above, I am a HUGE chocolate gal. We take chocolate very seriously around here. I can confirm that this blackout chocolate cake does in fact, take the cake (haha I had to). It’s fabulous served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or even chocolate ice cream (there is not such thing as too much chocolate). My personal favorite though is a dollop of greek yogurt (use a dairy-free yogurt if needed). The yogurt is creamy & dense which is exactly what you need in every bite to really make these flavors shine bright ⭐️.

I hope you all enjoy this chocolate masterpiece! I baked this for my 26th birthday because apparently I’m old enough now to bake my own birthday cake. One plus though is that I get to choose the flavor and it’s safe to say my top pick will always be chocolate 😋.

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Life Changing Blackout Chocolate Paleo Cake

Ingredients

For the Icing

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F

  2. In a bowl, combine the almond flour, arrowroot starch, cacao powder, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt

  3. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and coconut sugar together until well mixed

  4. Add coconut milk, coconut oil, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar to bowl with eggs and continue to beat until well combined

  5. Fold in the flour mixture into the bowl with the eggs and coconut sugar, careful not to over mix

  6. Pour cake batter into 3 8-inch circular cake pans (fill about 3/4 of the way) and bake for 15 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick into the middle and it comes out clean

  7. While the cakes are baking, prepare the icing

  8. In a food processor, combine all icing ingredients and mix until thick and creamy. You may need to stop the food processor a couple times to scrape down the sides. Taste test it and if you want it a little sweeter, add coconut sugar 1 Tbsp at a time. If it’s too runny, add another 1/4 cup cacao powder.

  9. Let cakes cool before icing each layer on top of another

  10. Serve immediately or store in fridge in an airtight container for 3-5 days (make sure the container is airtight. Because the icing has cooked sweet potatoes it needs to be refrigerated and sealed until ready to serve.).

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