Best Paleo Avocado Chocolate Cake


Best Paleo Avocado Chocolate Cake

Best paleo chocolate cake you will ever have! Made with sweet potatoes instead of flour and avocado chocolate frosting. This flourless and dairy free chocolate cake is made in the food processor and perfect for any celebration! Are you ready for this easy gluten free chocolate cake recipe?

Best paleo chocolate cake you will ever have! Made with sweet potatoes instead of flour and avocado chocolate frosting. This flourless and dairy free chocolate cake is made in the food processor and perfect for any celebration! Are you ready for this easy gluten free chocolate cake recipe? #cake #recipes #baking #paleo

When it comes to cake- I like mine in the dark chocolate version, covered in more chocolate.

Nothing beats a slice of chocolate cake; especially, when it’s packed with veggies!

This chocolate layer cake is probably the healthiest cake you’ll-ever-have-in-your-life.

Dead serious.

The base is made with raw sweet potato instead of flour and the frosting is oil-free and sugar-free; instead, I used sweet potatoes, avocado, and dates!

You better believe I’m craving seconds. ๐Ÿ™‚

Best paleo chocolate cake you will ever have! Made with sweet potatoes instead of flour and avocado chocolate frosting. This flourless and dairy free chocolate cake is made in the food processor and perfect for any celebration! Are you ready for this easy gluten free chocolate cake recipe? #cake #recipes #baking #paleo

If you’ve ever seen the 1960’s Pollyanna film, then you know that those gigantic chocolate and vanilla cakes made for the bizarre were pretty much the most satisfying thing to watch being sliced and served.

This cake passes the Pollyanna cut test…

It slices like a cloud from heaven.

Btw, is there anything better than cutting into chocolate cake?

If so, please enlighten me! ๐Ÿ™‚

Best paleo chocolate cake you will ever have! Made with sweet potatoes instead of flour and avocado chocolate frosting. This flourless and dairy free chocolate cake is made in the food processor and perfect for any celebration! Are you ready for this easy gluten free chocolate cake recipe? #cake #recipes #baking #paleo
Avocado sweet potato chocolate cake!

I’ve made this chocolate cake before, but since you all requested a video for this recipe, I figured I would go all out!

I tweaked the frosting recipe by the slightest and changed the overall concept and recipe a bit, but it’s still the same ol’ good paleo chocolate cake I made originally.

If you’re looking for the perfect birthday cake, celebration cake, or anything cake (you know, like: YOU JUST WANT TO EAT CHOCOLATE CAKE OCCASION CAKE) then this is the recipe you need in your life!

Tips for the pros:

You can make this recipe up and freeze the leftovers.

I like to individually wrap each of my slices, so when I’m craving cake- I’m all set to pound down a slice.

Or you can store a slice in these reusable stasher bags for on-the-go!

Best paleo chocolate cake you will ever have! Made with sweet potatoes instead of flour and avocado chocolate frosting. This flourless and dairy free chocolate cake is made in the food processor and perfect for any celebration! Are you ready for this easy gluten free chocolate cake recipe? #cake #recipes #baking #paleo

That awkward moment when your sister hears you saying, “I love you, you’re beautiful” and responds with “thank you”…

And you’re like, “You? I don’t even know you! I was talking to my cake…”

Hehehe, so been there done that. ๐Ÿ™‚

Best paleo chocolate cake you will ever have! Made with sweet potatoes instead of flour and avocado chocolate frosting. This flourless and dairy free chocolate cake is made in the food processor and perfect for any celebration! Are you ready for this easy gluten free chocolate cake recipe? #cake #recipes #baking #paleo
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Best Paleo Avocado Chocolate Cake
Best paleo chocolate cake you will ever have! Made with sweet potatoes instead of flour and avocado chocolate frosting. This flourless and dairy free chocolate cake is made in the food processor and perfect for any celebration! Are you ready for this easy gluten free chocolate cake recipe?
Ingredients
Cake
Frosting
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Cook Time 45-50 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Course Dessert
Votes: 37
Rating: 3.92
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Rate this recipe!
Info
Cook Time 45-50 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Course Dessert
Votes: 37
Rating: 3.92
You:
Rate this recipe!
Ingredients
Cake
Frosting
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line the bottom of two 6" spring form cake pans with rounds of parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor mince sweet potato. Then in a blender combine all ingredients for cake until smooth.
  3. Divide batter in-between the two cake pans. Bake on 350F for 45-50 minutes, then chill in freezer while you make frosting.
  4. For frosting, steam sweet potato cubes, then drain water, and combine with rest of frosting ingredients until smooth (about 5 minutes). Chill until ready to frost.
Nutrition Facts
Best Paleo Avocado Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 372 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 338mg 14%
Potassium 734mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 58g 19%
Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
Sugars 30g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 197%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 12%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Best paleo chocolate cake you will ever have! Made with sweet potatoes instead of flour and avocado chocolate frosting. This flourless and dairy free chocolate cake is made in the food processor and perfect for any celebration! Are you ready for this easy gluten free chocolate cake recipe? #cake #recipes #baking #paleo



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  1. 5
    Jessica

    I used a 9โ€ springform in a convection toaster oven and it took 40 min to bake. Also used butternut squash for icing instead of sweet potato and added 1/8 cup honey to sweeten and some extra cacao. Used sweet potato for the batter and didnโ€™t end up with as dark of a cake as the photos but still really good!

  2. 6
    Chelsea

    Iโ€™m allergic to coconut, is there a substitute I can use for the ingredients that call for coconut (coconut sugar/oil/flour) ?

    • 7
      Kaylie

      Hi Chelsea, the coconut oil can be replaced with butter and the coconut flour, not sure what that can be replaced with… maybe 1 cup almond flour and 1 egg? I haven’t tried this so I cannot say how it will work, but that’s my best guess. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 8
    Melissa

    Any suggestions for an egg replacement? I’m on AIP… could I also sub cocoa powder for carob powder?? Looks SO YUM!!! I’m desperately craving some chocolate and this would be a slice of heaven right now!

    • 9
      Kaylie

      Hi Melissa, I haven’t tried this recipe without eggs, but that would be totally cool if it worked! Carob powder should work- the flavor will be different though… I don’t ever cook with carob, so I can’t say for sure how it would turn out.

  4. 11
    chloรซ sherrod @immunicorn_

    KAYLIE! youโ€™re amazing. referencing the Pollyanna film means we definitely just became friends. canโ€™t wait to make this recipe! xo

  5. 13
    Lorna

    This sounds amazing, but I can’t have eggs. Usually coconut flour calls for lots of eggs but as there is only 2, do you think chia seeds would work? I’ve used chia seeds as egg replacement in cakes before and it works well but not sure with coconut flour. Any advice?

  6. 21
    Valerie

    Can i use a regular pan? I donโ€™t have a spring form pan. My daughter has celiac and i got rid of all my baking pans so slowly replacing them. :/

    • 22
      Kaylie

      Yes Valerie, you can use a regular pan too, just make sure to grease and flour the edges and line the bottom with parchment paper, so it comes out easy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. 25
    Mia

    Iโ€™m gonna try this as cupcakes. Canโ€™t wait to trick the kiddos. They think they hate sweet potatoes.
    Does this recipe rise a lot? How much should I fill a cupcake cup?

  8. 27
    Katie

    This cake… is OUT OF THIS WORLD!! I’m eagerly waiting for it to cool so I can frost it and eat it for real, but the spoon licks of the batter/frosting were amazing, it smells incredible, it was super easy to make, and it’s packed full of good-for-you foods. Minor adjustments I made were to use a reg 9″ cake pan (because I don’t have two 6″ spring form pans and obviously couldn’t wait), and I added a little extra vanilla, sugar, and a squeeze of lemon to the frosting. I can already tell that I will definitely be making this again and sharing it with family/friends. Thank you so much for creating this recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. 29
    Ellie

    One of the best Cake recipes ai have found, perfect for anyyone and everyone….except vegetarians, but who doesnt love meat, thank you so much for this recipe, really one of a kind.

  10. 35
    Judy

    The cake was great. It tasted like any other, less healthy cake. The frosting just tastes like sweet potato. I added 1/4 cup coconut sugar to sweeten.

  11. 36
    Joanna Eden

    I would love to make the cake without the dates in the frosting, do you think it would work with coconut nectar or maple syrup instead?

  12. 38
    Fawn

    Oh my goodness!! It was the best cake ever… truly. I tricked 4 children and 2 picky men (my husband and brother in law) with this recipe. I felt so good giving the children seconds and felt even better about them dipping their fingers into the frosting. Thank you!! I added a little maple syrup to the frosting but otherwise it was PERFECT!

  13. 40
    Joey

    I saw this recipe today and made it tonight. I was impressed. Texture, depth of flavor, and the guilt free decadence were all spot on. Didn’t even feel guilty eating a few spoonfuls of frosting out of the bowl. I do have to say that traditional baking powder (like the one linked to your recipe) is not paleo because of the cornstarch. However, it was easy enough to find a paleo version recipe online so I used that in the cake and had no problems with it rising. Well done on this recipe, I will make it again!

  14. 41
    Jess

    Thinking of making this for my son’s 4th birthday on sunday and i dont have black cocoa powder. can i use regular? And for the frosting, is the avocado measured as chopped or mashed? Looks divine and right up our alley food wise! Cant wait to try!

  15. 45
    Dani

    “1 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato see notes on how to make” – I cant seem to find your notes, I just want to make sure I don’t mess anything up. is there anything special I have to do to the sweet potato besides mashing it? Thanks!! tried your paelo ch0colate cupcakes and they were amazing!! I put peanut butter onto of one instead of the frosting and it was soo delicious also!

  16. 47
    Heide

    Made this cake for a
    Girls luncheon it went down
    A treat. Everyone wanted the
    Recipe. Moist and chocolaty delicious and a bonus that you can freeze leftovers.

  17. 49
    kkh369

    BAZAAR…just saying ๐Ÿ˜Š I made the cake and made my own frosting recipe. Really good Paleo cake recipe! Will use again.

  18. 51
    Kim

    I just made this and am waiting for it to cool so I can frost it. It looks amazing! Whatโ€™s the best way to store leftovers? Should they always be kept in the freezer? Thanks!

  19. 53
    Chris

    I am looking forward to trying this recipe, will use eggs for my boys and probably aquafaba instead of the eggs for my vegan daughters, usually do 1 tbsp of chick pea water per egg so will let you know how I get on thanks for the recipe x

  20. 54
    Mary

    To stay paleo…Just make your own baking powder with arrowroot flour. The recipe is on the back of the arrow root powder package. I am allergic to coconut, so I’m trying a little bean flour in the mix and a little xanthium gum, which makes it not paleo, but I’m doing the recipe for allergies. The almost paleo is a bonus! Thanks for all the recipes!

  21. 57
    Chris Johnston

    Hi!! Iโ€™m so excited to bake this cake today. All of your recipes are sooo delicious. Iโ€™m confused though… The sweet potato is raw when it goes in the cake and then the sweet potato is cooked for the frosting? Help ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. 59
    Rebeka

    Hi, just wondering if this would work with cooked (+ blended) sweet potatoes? Just that I don’t think my food processor would be able to mince raw sweet potatoes (not tough enough). Thanks!

  23. 61
    Norma

    I really want to make this cake. it look absolutely delicious. Just a few questions. can I use egg white only if so how many would I need? can I substitute spelt flour for the coconut flour, date paste instead of sugar and olive oil for the coconut oil. My kids have food allergies.

    • 62
      Kaylie

      Hi Norma, I don’t think you would get the same results with those subs… it really won’t be the same cake, but it might suffice if that’s all your kids can eat. The olive oil should work, but the rest of the swaps will really change it, I’m thinking.

  24. 65
    Lynn

    Thank you for a great paleo cake! I love to bake and am dairy and egg free so it can be a challenge to find yummy baked treats – this fits the bill perfectly. I made it today and tweaked it a bit to fit my dietary needs. I substituted 1/2 cup banana (1 banana total) for the eggs and cut the all the sugars in half because I prefer a lightly sweet treat (e.g. I used 1/4 cup maple syrup, 1/4 cup coconut sugar for the cake mixture and used 7 dates plus 2 tbsps maple syrup for the frosting). I didn’t have black cocoa powder so I used cacao powder for both the cake and frosting. I also did not have a 6″ spring form pan so I used one 9″ spring form pan to make one cake. It did not rise much so it was only about 1″ thick but it was delicious and I was able to cut it into 16 slices. It was wonderful with the substitutions and everyone loved it! Thank you for a great recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. 66
    Sarah

    This is the best tasting and most guilt free frosting I have ever had. Thank you so much for sharing! I love your website.

  26. 68
    Sue

    You say to measure out the sweet potato after you put it in the food processor to mince, but how much should you have when itโ€™s measured out? Also, how much avocado should we have, when measured. Thanks.

    • 71
      Kaylie

      Hi Lucie, the recipe box can convert the measurements to what you might use- see under the serving there is a measurement converter. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope that helps!

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