Almond Flour Chocolate Cake
This easy Almond Flour Chocolate Cake is a showstopper! It's incredibly moist, made with almond flour and topped with the most delicious chocolate buttercream.
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/3 cup cane sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs
- 3/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
for the icing:
- 3.5 oz. dark chocolate chopped
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 1/2 tablespoon milk optional
Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk eggs together and then add syrup and vanilla.
Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix with an electric mixer.
Line one 9" or two 6" round cake pans with parchment paper (see notes) and then pour batter evenly into the pan.
Place cake in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Leave cake in the pan for 10 minutes before carefully inverting it onto a cooling rack. Wait until cakes have completely cooled before icing them.
for the icing:
Combine chocolate and oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until chocolate has melted; set aside.
Add butter to a bowl and then pour the melted chocolate overtop; let this sit for 3-5 minutes, then mix with an electric mixer before adding the powdered sugar. Continue mixing until icing has formed--icing should be fairly thick. If it seems too thick, add the milk.
*Calories are per slice and are an estimation
To make your own parchment rounds: place your cake pans on top of parchment paper, then trace them with a pencil and use scissors to cut them out.
Cake pan sizes: use either one 9" cake pan (which is what I did here), two 6" cake pans or make cupcakes instead! If you make cupcakes, bake for 20 minutes then check for doneness.
Calories: 579kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 365mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 481IU | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 3mg