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This Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Flour Cake is a rich and moist cake, made using low-carb coconut flour, a healthy alternative to regular chocolate cake.

Low Carb Chocolate Coconut Flour cake - This Low Carb Chocolate Coconut Flour cake is a healthy alternative to regular chocolate cake, is rich and moist and loaded with proteins.

Another early morning bake before my office starts. Yes, my son was complaining that you have not made a cake for long and even I was feeling that vacuum. One who loves to bake can understand this. So what if it is just 1 month I had not baked :D. So on the day, I did three back to back bakes. I made this Low Carb Chocolate Coconut Flour cake along with Eggless Gulkand Muffins and Keto Low Carb Coconut Flour Bread.

Chocolate

If you are a follower of my blog, you will know that I am a chocolate lover and so is my son. So most of the time my baked goodies will have chocolate in them. I just find an excuse to eat chocolate. But yes I cannot always eat cakes, due to health reasons off course. So I decided to make a healthy bake which even I can enjoy as a treat.

I thought of using coconut flour again for a cake. But since it was for my son too, I had to include his favourite chocolate.

Low Carb Chocolate Coconut Flour cake slice served on a plate with icing on top, served with Black coffee.


Coconut Flour Bakes

As I have mentioned in my earlier bakes with coconut flour in  Coconut Flour Orange poppy seeds muffins or Chocolate Coconut Flour Cookies that coconut flour uses a lot of eggs and the same is true with this recipe. It needs the binding and the eggs provides that. The cake is naturally gluten free as it is made using coconut flour and protein rich as loaded with eggs. Be sure to use gluten free cocoa powder, if you are allergic to gluten.

Close up look of Chocolate slice
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Why Cocoa powder?

Since it uses a lot of eggs, it might smell like eggs. So we need to have some ingredients that mask the smell and taste of eggs. Here the job is done with cocoa powder. The cake has a rich chocolate taste.

My son does not like to eat eggs on its own, so I think this is one of the healthiest and easiest ways I can feed him eggs. Secondly, the cake is made with coconut flour and not all-purpose or plain flour. Coconut flour is again low carb and rich in fats. So all in all it is a healthier alternative to regular chocolate cakes.


Low Carb Chocolate Coconut Flour cake

This Low Carb Chocolate Coconut Flour cake comes out moist and soft as you can see in the pictures. The best way to enjoy a cake is to wait for a couple of hours and let the flavors infuse. If you taste a cake hot or even after an hour, you will see that it is less sweet and lacks flavor. However, after a few hours, the same cake will taste sweeter and have the perfect flavors and taste.

I was not able to take a full pic of the cake, as I was in a hurry to put a slice of cake for my son’s lunch box. Maybe next time I will update the full cake pic.

Low Carb Chocolate Coconut Flour cake - This Low Carb Chocolate Coconut Flour cake is a healthy alternative to regular chocolate cake, is rich and moist and loaded with proteins.


The Challenge

This time for our #202 Foodie Monday bloghop , theme was Chocolate. It was my turn to suggest the theme this week and I gave for 2 options Chocolate or Coconut. It was a close tie and chocolate did win by 1 vote :-). So it was decided that we will go with chocolate, aka #KuchMeethaHoJaye .

I decided to post this Low Carb Chocolate Coconut Flour cake which is bursting with chocolate flavor from the cocoa flour.


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Low Carb Chocolate Coconut Flour cake - This Low Carb Chocolate Coconut Flour cake is a healthy alternative to regular chocolate cake, is rich and moist and loaded with proteins.


So here goes the recipe of Low Carb Chocolate Coconut Flour Cake:

Low Carb Chocolate Coconut Flour cake - This Low Carb Chocolate Coconut Flour cake is a healthy alternative to regular chocolate cake, is rich and moist and loaded with proteins.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Flour cake

This Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Flour Cake is a rich and moist cake, made using low-carb coconut flour, a healthy alternative to regular chocolate cake.
4.73 from 55 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cakes, Chocolate, Gluten-Free Flour, Low Carb
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 (8 inch square cake)
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar – One can use white sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 6 tbsp Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 6 Large Eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180 Deg C.
  • Grease a 8-inch square cake pan with butter and flour.
  • Sift together the Coconut flour, baking powder and salt.
    1/2 Cup Coconut Flour, 1 teaspoon Baking Powder, 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Check to make sure there are no lumps in the dark brown sugar or else just sift or break it using a fork.
    3/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • In a separate bowl melt the butter.
    6 tbsp Butter
  • Once melted add in the sifted cocoa powder.
    1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • Mix well until combined. Let the mixture cool slightly.
  • In a separate bowl whisk in the egg
    6 Large Eggs
  • Add in the sugar and vanilla extract and beat until light and frothy
    3/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar, 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Now add in the cooled or slightly warm cocoa butter mixture. If you add it too hot, the eggs will start cooking immediately.
  • Add in the sifted coconut flour, baking powder and salt mixture. Whisk until smooth.
    1/2 Cup Coconut Flour, 1 teaspoon Baking Powder, 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Let it rest for 10 minutes. This helps in coconut flour absorbing the liquids.
  • Bake the cake into a preheated oven for 25-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake onto a wire rack after 30 minutes.
  • Let it cool completely. Enjoy with a cup of dark coffee.

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Notes

  • 1 Cup = 235 ml, 1 tablespoon = 15ml, 1 teaspoon = 5ml
  • Oven time varies for baking , do keep an eye after 25 minutes.
  • Be sue to use gluten free cocoa powder, if you are allergic to gluten.
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Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist. The nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It varies depending upon the product types or brands.


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New Girl

Sunday 7th of April 2024

What did I do wrong? Tastes great but not light fluffy. It’s like there wasn’t enough liquid for that tiny amount of coconut flour.

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Monday 8th of April 2024

It should work, have made more than 10 times and works perfectly. Even others have tried it and worked for them too. My kids eat this too, so it definitely comes out good. May be the coconut flour you have used absorbs more liquid. Next time try adding 1/4 cup milk and check. I hope your baking powder is not expired or about to expire.

Tina

Tuesday 18th of April 2023

Can you substitute maple syrup for the brown sugar or a different sugar?

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Thursday 20th of April 2023

Hi Tina, you can give a try with maple syrup, I have not used liquid sweetener for this recipe. Any other sugar like white is also fine.

Vandana

Thursday 6th of April 2023

White sugar can we use?

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Friday 7th of April 2023

Yes you can

Adriana

Wednesday 9th of February 2022

Hi, do you know if I can substitute butter for olive oil? Thank you

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Wednesday 9th of February 2022

You can give it a try, I think it should work.

Alicia

Wednesday 5th of May 2021

Can I use melted coconut oil instead of butter?

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Thursday 6th of May 2021

Yes you can, but use it melted at room temperature