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Paleo Chocolate Sheet Cake

This Paleo Chocolate Sheet Cake is delicious! It’s gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and Paleo. It’s perfect for summer, and it’s definitely worth turning your oven on! Since it’s only one layer, it doesn’t take long to put together. Chocolate cake is never a bad idea . . . especially when it’s Paleo!

My family makes a dessert called “Texas Graveyard Cake” that is very similar to this Paleo Chocolate Sheet Cake. It’s a very simple, moist (can I still use that word without cringing?!) cake with a smooth ganache. Both the cake and the ganache contain coffee. If you’re not a mocha fan, don’t worry! This recipe has just enough coffee to bring out the chocolate flavor, but not enough to be overpowering.

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I made this cake for Father’s Day, and it was a hit! Both my father and my grandfather loved it . . . but maybe not as much as I did! Chocolate cake is the best. This  Paleo Chocolate Sheet Cake is pretty simple, but I love over-the-top chocolate cakes too! Costco has a four-layer chocolate cake covered in chocolate shards, chocolate frosting, chocolate ganache, etc. etc. It is absolutely insane!! It’s so big, it might outweigh a 25 pound dumbbell. I’d much rather use chocolate cake than normal weights in my workout — although I don’t lift weights . . . so I guess I should just eat the cake, not lift it! I would, but it has gluten );

This  Paleo Chocolate Sheet Cake is not nearly as extravagant as the Costco chocolate cake, but it’s still incredible! There’s beauty (and deliciousness) in simplicity.

This Paleo Chocolate Sheet Cake is also super simple! It takes just one bowl, a handful of ingredients, and twenty minutes in the oven. This cake is dangerously easy to make!

Of course, you can make it more complex if you’d like. It would be delicious with some raspberries or strawberries on top! You could also add whipped coconut cream, peanut butter, or almond butter. Heck, you could double the recipe and make a three-tiered cake! That would be incredible!!

As you can tell from these photos, the crumb of this cake is perfect. (Is that an overstatement? Am I being a bit conceited? Maybe, but this cake really is perfect. Try it and see for yourself!!) I used almond flour as the base for this cake, but I supplemented with coconut and tapioca flours. I also used brown rice syrup, but another liquid sweetener would work fine! Maple syrup and honey are both great.

I hope you love this Paleo Chocolate Sheet Cake as much as I do! Unless you’re super picky, it’s probably safe to assume that you like chocolate cake . . . so try this one if you’re missing the glutinous version! It’s sweet, chocolatey, and secretly kinda healthy (Well, as healthy as cake can be)!

If you make this recipe, share a photo with me! Have a wonderful day, and maybe treat yourself with some chocolate cake! 😉


Print Recipe
Paleo Chocolate Sheet Cake
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
slices
Ingredients
Cake
Ganache Frosting
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
slices
Ingredients
Cake
Ganache Frosting
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Whisk the flours, cocoa powder, coffee, baking powder, and salt together. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, honey, and coconut oil.
  3. Make a well in the dry ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the well and mix fully.
  4. Pour the batter into a greased 7x11 (2 liter) pan and bake in the prepared oven for 20 minutes.
  5. While the cake bakes, prepare the ganache: In a double boiler, melt the chocolate, butter, coconut/almond milk, and coffee. Once it is completely melted, chill it in the fridge until it is thick and cool. Use an electric mixer to beat the ganache until it is fluffy.
  6. Spread the ganache over the cake once the cake is completely cool. Slice into pieces and serve!

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