Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Coconut Chocolate Ganache

This cake doesn’t have any calories in it.

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Coconut-Chocolate Ganache |

Don’t tell me: you baked a gluten free chocolate cake with coconut-chocolate ganache for an ahhhdult Easter celebration last Saturday night, and although you had spent the afternoon “taste testing” the cake batter, ganache, and the chocolate chips that went into the ganache (quality control), you proceeded to eat a ginormous slice of the cake, washed down with the good part of a bottle of wine (you always leave the bad part in the bottle…as in, you always leave the bottle empty), as well as chocolate chia seed pudding (recipe to come, woop woop!), but only after eating your weight in pork, asparagus, mashed potatoes, and homemade apple sauce (<- – – new record for longest run-on sentence in The Roasted Root History)?

You did, didn’t you? And then you were all, “maaaaah, I ate too much, I feel so blooooated. I’m never going to eat again, but first I need to eat this Thai Salad with Coconut Curry Dressing and all the salads until the end of days…end maaaaah”

Feeling the bloat can be very confusing.

There are times in life when you need to face plant into something and it might as well be cake. I’ve also come to learn in all my years of wisdom, that pre-face planting is fine too. The “I’ll need this slice of cake to fill an emotional need one day, so I may as well eat it now” face plant.

You know that time I showed you straight up ganache and pecans? Grounds for face plant.

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Coconut-Chocolate Ganache

Or the whole cake in horizontal view? Hop skip and go face plant.

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Coconut-Chocolate Ganache

Or a slice of cake being slowly removed? Go on. Rest your head on its bosom.

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Coconut-Chocolate Ganache

You’re going to need this recipe. Almond flour chocolate cake (bonus: it’s paleo!)? Protein and antioxidants. Coconut chocolate ganache? Totally healthy. Someone stole the calories plumb out of it. If you’re one of those “maaaaah I haaaate the taste of coconut…end maaaah” people, no big woop. This ganache doesn’t taste like coconut WHAT so EVA! It tastes like velvety dark-as-sin dark chocolate.  It may as well have its own zip code. I don’t know what that means.

Anyhoo: recipe. You won’t find it here. Because I’m guest posting over at another Julia’s blog (there’s more than one Julia blogger? Oh me, oh my!). Today, I’m kicking it with Julia at A Cedar Spoon.  Julia asked me a while back to make a guest appearance on her site, and I enthusiastically agreed. Her blog is chock full of healthy eatery and I swear the woman knows my tastebuds. She’s a health food maven and IIIII love it!

Hop, skip, and go faceplant into my Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Coconut-Chocolate Ganache.



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  1. Isadora

    I’m all about gluten free cooking, but have to admit that I’m pretty new at, and intimidated by, gluten free baking. This recipe sounds really easy, and delicious, though and I think I might just have some almond meal laying around. Maybe I’ll use this recipe to kick of my gluten free baking experience!

  2. Dearna @tohercore

    Oh this looks heavenly! I have just quit chocolate for two weeks (I know – crazy. But post Easter I was becoming addicted to the stuff, and I need to kick the habit 😉 But Im definitely pinning this one for later 🙂

  3. Amy

    Oh yes I want to face plant into this cake and not come up for air until I have licked the last crumbs off the plate! Does one need a celebration or excuse to make chocolate cake? I survived another day in the office! That’s reason enough for me!

    1. Julia Post author

      Hi Sandy, I’ve never made cake using beans so I’m not sure if it would get very fluffy. You may be better off just making the brownies. You can replace the almond flour with hazelnut flour if you’re not allergic to hazelnuts -the two are interchangeable 🙂 Let me know what you end up doing!


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