Paleo/Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease you cake round with palm shortening and set aside. In small bowl, whisk together cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt, set aside. Add eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla to stand mixer with paddle attachment. Beat ingredients on medium for about 30 seconds. Turn mixer down low, and slowly add cocoa mixture. Once all ingredients are incorporated, turn mixer off. Don\’t over mix! Pour into prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes. Check with toothpick to make sure it is done. Let cool completely before removing from pan and frosting.


  • 1/2tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/8tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4tsp Baking Powder
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 1c Cocoa Powder
  • 3/4c Dark Grade Pure Maple Syrup
  • 3Tbsp Coconut Oil, melted and cooled (replace with palm shortening for treenut free)
  • 2tsp Pure Vanilla Extract


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My name is Melissa. My husband's name is Kirk. We began living Paleo for about a month now. We have lost a combined weight of 38lbs so far! We come from a restaurant and catering background and have been having a blast doing recipe makeovers. We have three daughters, 11, 6 and 4 months.

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  1. posted by Daniel on April 1, 2013

    How do you make the frosting. I assume that the dry ingredients which are whisked in the small bowl and set aside are not the frosting. Is there a recipe for the frosting?

  2. posted by Melanie Reed on April 2, 2013

    This looks to be like a good Paleo chocolate frosting recipe:

  3. posted by Paleo plate on April 3, 2013

    Our blog post has two frosting options for our cake… a chocolate and an almond butter

  4. posted by Lydia on June 13, 2013

    My oven doesn’t go up to 350, is it possible to adjust temp and time?

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