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Keto Coconut Flour Chocolate Cake

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This coconut flour chocolate cake is an easy, healthy, gluten-free keto chocolate cake with a chocolate ganache and only 4 grams of net carbs per slice.

The perfect keto chocolate birthday cake is also dairy-free, and you can serve it to all your paleo friends!

There are many occasions all year round for making good cakes, birthday parties, anniversaries, engagement parties, etc.

I’ve shared many of my favorite cake recipes, such as keto vanilla birthday cake, Coconut Flour Cake, or Keto Cake.

So I decided to share another recipe I like very much. Say hello to my coconut flour cake.

Is Coconut Flour Keto?

Yes, coconut flour is a delicious keto low-carb flour containing only 8 grams of net carbs per 1/4 cup.

Also, note that a 1/4 cup of coconut flour contains 10 grams of fiber which is 5 times more than all-purpose wheat flour.

It means that coconut flour is highly liquid-absorbent, and you must be very precise when measuring it. If you add too much, the cake will be dryer.

How To Make Coconut Flour Chocolate Cake

This delicious coconut flour chocolate cake is not only an easy keto chocolate birthday cake, but it is also dairy-free.


This keto chocolate birthday cake is made with 100% dairy-free wholesome ingredients and is perfect to pair with a cup of my keto coffee

  • Coconut flour – I love coconut flour recipes. It’s one of the best keto flours to use in baking. It contains a lot of fiber and, therefore, not that many net carbs. Learn how to choose your keto flours!
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder  – it gives the most delicious chocolate flavor to the cake.
  • Eggs – don’t try any egg substitute without changing the ratio of flour. It wouldn’t work. I personally haven’t tried to make a vegan version of this cake yet.
  • Sugar-free crystal sweetener – as always, use a blend of erythritol, xylitol, or Monk fruit. Don’t use pure stevia, or you’d need a different ratio, and the cake wouldn’t hold as well. Use my Keto Sweetener converter to easily convert from one to another!
  • Canned coconut cream – you want to use full-fat unsweetened coconut cream to get the best moist keto chocolate cake with coconut flour. Otherwise, if you do eat dairy, use heavy cream.
  • Vanilla 
  • Baking powder – or half the amount of baking soda.

Serving Paleo Coconut Flour Chocolate Cake

This chocolate cake is not only keto-friendly, but it is also grain-free and paleo.

I love to serve mine with a dairy-free chocolate ganache. Also, I sometimes add dollops of peanut butter just under the ganache.

While peanut butter is not paleo, it’s keto-friendly, and honestly, I can’ resist the chocolate and peanut butter combo!

Otherwise, a simple way to decorate your cake is to add some unsweetened coconut on top. It will balance really well the coconut flour flavor of your chocolate cake.

paleo chocolate cake


You might wonder what to do with 12 slices of cake. If you have a small family that does not eat cake every day, there’s a way!

My solution is to freeze the cake, sliced in a large airtight box.

Make sure you keep the slices separate from each other to make it easier to separate them. I defrost the cake slice by slice the day before. It is the best option to enjoy the cake for a long time without overindulging.

Once frozen, you can keep this cake for a couple of months.

More Healthy Cake Recipes

If you are a cake lover and crave cakes, I got you covered!

I have a range of delicious cake recipes with less than 8 grams of net carbs per slice.

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keto chocolate cake

Coconut Flour Chocolate Cake

4.2gNet Carbs
An easy moist keto chocolate cake, dairy-free and gluten-free with coconut flour and chocolate ganache.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
Yield: 12 slices
Serving Size: 1 slice with ganache
4.91 from 916 votes


  • ½ cup Coconut Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder or half amount of baking soda
  • ½ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 4 Eggs large
  • ½ cup Granulated Sweetener erythritol, Monk fruit, Xylitol
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 13.5 oz Coconut Cream (1 can, 400 ml) or heavy cream

Chocolate ganache

Optional – to decorate

  • 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
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  • Preheat oven to 170°C (340°F) conventional mode
  • Grease a 9-inch round cake pan with coconut oil or butter. Set aside.
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, baking powder, and unsweetened cocoa powder. Set aside
  • In another bowl, beat eggs with a sugar-free crystal sweetener of your choice. It shouldn't take more than 30 seconds using a manual whisk. Process as if you are making an omelette.
  • Pour the liquid mixture onto the coconut flour/cocoa blend.
  • Whisk in vanilla and full-fat coconut cream (or heavy cream).
  • Stir until fully combined, and a shiny cake batter forms with no lumps.
  • Transfer the cake batter to the prepared cake pan.
  • Bake for 50 minutes in the center of the oven. You can add a piece of foil on top of the cake after 30 minutes of baking. This prevents the top of the cake from burning and ensures consistent cooking inside the cake
  • Your cake is cooked when a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  • Cool in the cake pan for 10 minutes, then release the cake onto a cooling rack for at least 1 hour before adding the chocolate ganache on top.

Chocolate ganache

  • Meanwhile, prepare the chocolate ganache.
  • In a medium saucepan, under medium heat, warm the sugar-free dark chocolate with coconut cream (or heavy cream) until it forms bubbles on the side of the saucepan. Don't boil the cream and whisk constantly to prevent the chocolate from burning. It will melt as you go creating a glossy chocolate ganache after about 3 minutes.
  • Spread the chocolate ganache over the chocolate cake using a piping bag or squeeze sauce bottle. Decorate with unsweetened desiccated coconut if desired (add about 2 tablespoons).


  • Store the cake in an airtight cake box in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Freeze the cake sliced, in individual zip lock bags, defrost the day before. I recommend freezing without the frosting for better results.


Net carb per slice including the chocolate ganache: 4.2 grams
Ganache: The ganache will thicken as it cools, so pop the cake in the fridge if too runny, and it will thicken quickly. The ganache can be made the day before, stored in the fridge, and rewarmed to liquefy. You can set aside some ganache to add as an extra on each slice you serve.
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Serving Size: 1 slice with ganache
Yield: 12 slices
Serving: 1slice with ganacheCalories: 166kcal (8%)Carbohydrates: 8.1g (3%)Fiber: 3.9g (16%)Net Carbs: 4.2gProtein: 5g (10%)Fat: 14.4g (22%)Sugar: 1.2g (1%)
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

Browse all my recipes with my Recipe Index.

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    215 Thoughts On Keto Coconut Flour Chocolate Cake
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  1. HELP! I don’t know what happened to my Ganache! I used the heavy cream and 90% chocolate. It was blending fine and then all of a sudden it separated and now it’s clumpy and watery at the same time. What did I do wrong???? And can I fix it??

  2. 5 stars
    Have made this twice now… I actually use 3 tbsp of maple syrup as my sweetener, and I’ve tried it with walnuts too. So good!! And easy! Thank you.

  3. 5 stars
    Made this for my husband’s birthday. Absolutely fantastic!
    Texture was great, very moist.
    Used crystal xylitol, as that’s what I had. Made the ganache with 95% dark chocolate & added a tiny bit of xylitol for sweetness, turned out beautifully.
    Thanks for the recipe!

    • 5 stars
      Made this cake today. Didn’t have Erythritol. However swapped it with dark brown sugar and it turned out absolutely delicious. Very moist and soft.
      My little one loved it so much.
      Thank you for an amazing recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    Another hit! I made this today for my husband’s 50th birthday. It was perfectly moist. Your recipes are wonderful. Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    Needed a cake for my birthday so I saw this and oh am I so glad I did its everything it says most and amazingly delicious I had some left over the next day and warmed it up and topped with double cream amazing.
    Thank you sweetashoney

  6. 5 stars
    My favorite recipe of yours (and the Twix bars) and I made quite a few now! Easy to make and turns out perfect every time. Thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe! 🙂

    • You can’t replace a sugar free crystal sweetener by drops in a cake or muffin recipe, you will lose all the texture. Enjoy, XOXO Carine

  7. Hi Carine
    I will try my first bakery tomorrow and found your page, as I only have 6inchses pan, should I just prorate all the ingredients or?
    Many thanks for your sharing.

    • You can bake the cake in the 6 inches pan but it will be thicker and it will take longer to bake probably 10 more minute. Check with a pick inserted in the center of the cake every 10 minutes after my recommended baking time. When the pick comes out clean, it means the cake is baked. Enjoy the keto recipes on the blog, XOXO Carine

  8. You make no mention of Rice Malt Syrup which I have been told is one of the best sweeteners because it metabolizes a lot slower therefore not causing such a bit blood sugar spike.

    • It’s a keto recipe blog it means all my recipes are 100% sugar free. Brown rice syrup has sugar and even if it’s one of the lowest GI syrup it still impact blog sugar level and it’s not keto friendly. So none of my recipes will use this option. Enjoy, XOXO Carine

  9. 5 stars
    I make this cake once a month and it is my heaven! I drizzle a little homemade pumpkin seed butter and sprinkle a little cocoa powder. Delicious and so easy.

  10. 5 stars
    That is just delicious! I didn’t have enough heavy cream at home, so I substituted half of it with full fat greek joghurt (200ml). The cake came out fluffy and moist and I was blown away by the taste and texture. Yumm yumm yumm. I do keto for one week now, because I want to loose some weight. With sweets like this, it doesn’t feel depriving at all. Thank you for the recipe!

    • Sure, if you eat sugar then use same amount of crystal sugar to replace the erythritol, it will work too. Enjoy the recipe, XOXO Carine

  11. 5 stars
    Ms. Carine, I absolutely LOVED your cake recipe!!! I made this for my family and they were crazy for it!! You absolutely nailed this coconut flour thing. I find it very hard to find recipes that make good desserts with it and you did such an amazing job! The recipe was easy to follow and not too many ingredients needed which is nice when you’re baking on a budget… I didn’t really know how to make ganache and it didn’t turn out as smoothly but it was soooooo delicious!!! A GREAT BIG THANK YOU!

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