Paleo No Joke Dark Chocolate Layer Cake

Rave-Worthy No Joke Dark Chocolate Layer Cake from Zenbelly [featured on]

No Joke Dark Chocolate Layer Cake from Zenbelly

Simone at Zenbelly (who is also the author of The Zenbelly Cookbook:  An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine and co-author of The New Yiddish Kitchen:  Gluten-Free and Paleo Kosher Recipes for the Holidays and Everyday) has succeeded beautifully in creating a grain-free, paleo chocolate cake that didn’t require beaucoup eggs. Making a cake that requires six or more pastured eggs at a crack—which is the usual way to go with paleo cakes—can get expensive! So she created a chocolate layer cake made of almond flour, coconut flour, and arrowroot with the standard amount of eggs to keep down the costs. Simone succeeded at creating a more frugal cake that’s still grain-free, dairy-free, and paleo, and pretty amazing. Filled with Chocolate Whipped Cream and topped with a barely sweet Ganache Glaze, this No Joke Dark Chocolate Cake is sure to make more than a few hearts skip a beat. Oh, and dairy-free folks … not to worry … Simone’s recipe also includes instructions on easily making this cake dairy free.

Click here for Simone’s No Joke Dark Chocolate Cake recipe over at Zenbelly.

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  1. Looks delicious! Is there a substitution for the almond flour? We are grain free and nut free because my youngest has a severe nut allergy. I love Paleo but run into problems all the time baking because the main flour used seems to be almond. Thanks!

    • Hi Danielle–Welcome to All Gluten-Free Desserts! :-) It would be best to click on the link and then leave a comment on Simone’s site to see if she has any suggestions. Yes, folks tend to use what they have available to them and for most who are grain free that’s nuts, but nut allergies do change the game. Some grain-free cakes rely on coconut flour. Can your youngest consume coconut? Most who are tree nut free can, but every now and then folks will comment that coconuts are tree nuts and they were advised by their allergist that they/their child steer clear of it. Most don’t consider coconuts to be tree nuts, but just wanted to ask.


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