Flourless Strawberry Chocolate Cake

Monday, February 18, 2013

I mentioned this cake in my Friday's post and on Instagram.  Many of you wanted to hear the recipe so here ya go!  Let me start this post by saying I am pre-warning you.  If you have a self control problem when eating cake maybe you should just make a single serving chocolate mug cake.  This cake is moist and chocolaty and oh so good it's almost impossible to have just one slice.  I may or may not have stayed up after everyone had gone to bed on Valentine's Day and sliced myself a (few) pieces.  I sound so awesome I know.  This recipe was adapted from Paleo Effect.  I made a few tiny changes to make the consistency just a little bit more rich and it turned out perfect. This will definitely be a recipe regular come birthday or celebration time.  We had our cake with a side of this ice cream and it was so so good.

Oh and the really awesome part about this recipe is it is perfect if you are in a time crunch.  All you need to make this is a blender.  No fancy mixing tools needed other than that.

Flourless chocolate cake recipe:
  • 1/2 tsp of sea salt
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted ground cashews
  • 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1 and 1/2 tbs of vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil
* I topped the cake with sliced strawberries and I really recommend adding them on top.  The combination of everything is so delicious.

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until you have a smooth somewhat watery consistency.  You might wonder at this point how this will turn into cake but trust me it will. 
  3. Grease an 8 inch cake baking dish with coconut oil and sprinkle a little cocoa powder on the bottom.  Pour your batter in.  
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  
If you want to top it with chocolate (paleo) icing here is the recipe:
  • 3/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 tbs of vanilla
  • 6 tbs of coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp of sea salt
Directions:
Mix everything together in a blender.  Once the cake cools apply.

Enjoy! 

37 comments:

Jess said...

YUM! Thank you for posting recipe!

Katie said...

I wonder if they will be good as Cupcakes!!
LOVE the Recipe!
Thanks.
KT,

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Candice said...

How much cocoa do you put in the frosting?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Candice- Thanks for catching that mistake! I updated the recipe to include amount.

Ambria Haught said...

Yum! This looks SOOOOOOOOO good! Thanks for posting :)))

Urban Wife said...

Awesome, Lindsay! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :) I cannot wait to make it!

Mindy said...

Hey girlie, sounds delicious - definitely trying it. But I don't see any chocolate in the chocolate icing recipe. Did you use cocoa powder there too?

Leah said...

Yum! Adding this to my must make list!

Meaghan Mulligan said...

This sounds soooo good. Pinned and definitely making soon!
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sam&charlie said...

i want to make this so bad! but..i'm allergic to tree nuts! is there anything i can substitute the cashews with??

Eyelah said...

That sounds delicious and I'm allergic to tree nuts too. Do you recommend an alternative??

Lindsay said...

This looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

xfallenmoon said...

Sweet!! Thanks for posting the recipe so quickly!!

love, x
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Lindsay said...

That looks amazing Linds--and so very pretty! Thanks for the fabulous recipe!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Sam and Eyelah- I have only made this recipe using cashews, but you can try adding 2 tbs of coconut flour to replace it. That might work! Let me know if you make this using an alternative and how it turns out :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

oh yum yum yum!!! looks great lindsay!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

All I need is a blender? I'm sold! This looks so scrumptious!

Brynn Renné said...

yep. it's officially on my list ;) XO Brynn

Stephanie said...

Yum! What brand of cocoa powder do you use?

Life Happens said...

oh so yummy!

LisaEdison said...

Do you have a carb count for this recipe? Thank you.

sam&charlie said...

fabulous! i already have coconut flour on hand. :) i'll have to try this out asap! thanks for the alternative recommendation.
xo,
sam

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

I can never say no to chocolate cake :)

Anonymous said...

Would almonds work instead? I don't particularly like cashews.

Unknown said...

This recipe was incredible! I have made it several times and my family love it!
I played around a little and substituted plain unsweetened coconut meal for the cashews and it made it that much better. It made a yummy chocolate/coconut aftertaste. Soooooo good!

Anonymous said...

Made this on the weekend with Whipped coconut milk frosting...and then topped it with toasted coconut... it was so moist and so good.. i ate it for breakfast.. definitly a keeper.. going to try it in cupcakes next...

Anonymous said...

Where is the recipe for the whipped coconut milk frosting that sounds really good.

Anonymous said...

this is BY FAR the best Paleo chocolate cake recipe I have tried (and I have tried MANY). I used fresh raspberries instead of the strawberries and it was very good. Thank you so much for your recipes it makes eating this way not so challenging. BTW, you Snickerdoodle recipe is the BOMB too!

Anonymous said...

OMG! just made this cake today and it is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! so delicous and easy to make! I absolutely reccomend this to everyone, paleo or not!

JUSTGINABABE said...

is there a carb count for this i would love to make it thanks Gina

Jen said...

I made this and it was awesome. I used butter in the cake instead of coconut oil since I'm not really Paleo. I also added a tsp of cinnamon. My icing came out more liquidy than yours. Maybe because I melted the coconut oil? Any way I just poured it on top and smeared it around a little. I think this tasted even better the next day. I will definitely be making this again. It was also super easy.

Plano XRay said...

I just made this cake and it was SO YUMMY! My husband has diabetes and he can eat this! Thanks for the recipes.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! I have only been on paleo for 8 days now.... I know, I know already have to "cheat" but I came across this. SO easy and tastes amazing! I blended up some strawberries and blueberries into a little sauce and drizzled over it. I stopped at one piece but was tempted to eat more. Thank you so much for this, great texture and taste - you are a gem! I love this new life, for once I am never hungry and already down 7 lbs in 8 days! ( I have lots to lose).

Jess said...

Made this cake yesterday with almonds instead of cashews since I had them on hand - it was a winner! Definitely a keeper. Yum!!!

Anonymous said...

how many calories per serving

Anonymous said...

Thank you! What a great recipe. So rich and yummy. My cake took almost twice as long to bake somehow..? Not sure why. But it came out ok. A little saggy in the middle still. I was just afraid to overcook it, since it was in for so long. The icing was very yummy, it almost absorbed into the cake and made the whole thing sort of fudge. Thanks Again!

Jacqueline said...

Does this require unsalted raw or roasted cashews? Can't wait to try this!

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