The best almond flour chocolate cake recipe perfect for a gluten-free birthday cake with a delicious, moist, dark chocolate crumb and almond butter chocolate frosting! A healthy gluten-free chocolate cake with almond flour for any celebration.
An almond flour chocolate cake is a gluten-free chocolate cake made with almond flour.
Since almond flour is a gluten-free and low-carb flour, almond flour cake recipes are lower in carbs and perfect for making healthy chocolate cakes.
In fact, almond flour is rich in plant-based fiber, healthy fats, and fiber making it the best flour choice to bake healthy gluten-free cakes.
It’s very easy to bake with almond flour and to make a delicious, moist gluten-free chocolate cake with almond flour. All you need are a few basic ingredients. Let me tell you more about them.
First, in a large mixing bowl, whisk the almond flour, cocoa powder, sweetener, and baking powder until evenly distributed. Set aside.
In another bowl, beat eggs with melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, and almond milk.
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Simply pour the liquid onto the dry ingredients and combine the ingredients with a silicone spatula until it forms a thick chocolate cake batter.
Almond flour chocolate cake batter is always thick, way denser than a regular cake, and that’s normal. Don’t try to thin out the batter by adding more liquid!
Preheat oven to 160C (325F). Line one 9-inch round cake pan with parchment paper.
Then, slightly oil paper and pan with coconut oil: this is very important because almond flour cake recipes stick easily to pans!
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Finally, transfer the batter into the pan and spread evenly.
Bake for 35 -40 minutes in the center rack of the oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
For a layer cake, prepare another batch of this almond flour chocolate cake and bake while the first layer is cooling down.
This is the best part of this almond flour chocolate cake, the frosting!
Of course, you can use any chocolate frosting for your cake, but this almond butter chocolate frosting is a healthy twist to chocolate buttercream, and it is dairy-free!
The ingredients you need to make this sugar-free chocolate frosting are:
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, almond butter, and almond milk together until fluffy.
Then, add powdered sweetener and cocoa powder. Beat again until well combine and creamy. If the frosting is too thick, add more almond milk to thin it out.
Almond flour is made from grounds almonds, and like almonds, almond flour can burn fast if baked at a high temperature.
So the key to making almond flour cake recipe moist, no dry or gritty, is to:
Luckily, you can make this chocolate almond flour cake one or 2 days before assembling it.
First, bake the cake layers – up to 48 hours before your event.
Next, wrap each cake layer with plastic film wrap to keep the cake moist and store it in a cooled place for 24 hours or in the fridge for more than one day.
On the day of your events, assemble your gluten-free birthday chocolate cake with the frosting recipe below.
First, make sure the cake layers are cold. It usually requires 3 hours on a cooling rack at room temperature.
Then, if you have a turning table, use it, place the first cake layer on a plate.
Next, place the plate on the turning table, add 1/3 of the frosting in the middle of the cake, and using a spatula, spread the chocolate frosting from the middle to the side while you turn the table at the same time.
Finally, add the second almond flour cake layer, add another 1/3 of the chocolate frosting batch. Proceed as before to spread the frosting all over the cake.
Obviously, the frosting will drip on the sides of the cake, but that’s ok.
Spread the rest of the frosting on the side and keep turning the table while applying medium pressure with your spatula on the side of the cake.
A chocolate almond flour cake stores as well as any other cake. Place your cake in a cake box to avoid contact with air and to keep it moist.
Then, pop the cake box in the center rack of your fridge and keep it for up to 4 days.
You can freeze almond flour cakes as well. Of course, make sure you freeze the cake in a sealed freezer-friendly container to prevent air from entering.
Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw the almond flour chocolate cake the day before at room temperature.
You can freeze the cake frosted or the cake layers if you make this almond flour chocolate cake more than 2 days ahead.
As a result, this chocolate cake is keto-approved!
One slice of a one-layer almond flour chocolate cake without frosting contains only 2.5 grams of net carbs, which is very low and perfect for including it as a keto dessert recipe on your keto diet.
I absolutely love baking with almond flour. It makes delicious healthy low-carb cake recipes that are also gluten-free and perfect for birthday celebrations.
Below I listed more almond flour cake recipes for you to try.
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