Apple Chocolate Cake Recipe (gluten/grain/dairy-free, Paleo) by #LivingHealthyWithChocolate
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Apple Chocolate Cake (gluten/grain/dairy-free, Paleo)

This fall-inspired Apple Chocolate Cake recipe is loaded with chunks of tender apple, spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, and coated in melted dark chocolate.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: almond flour cake, apple cake, autumn, birthday cake, chocolate cake, christmas cake, fall
Servings: 12
Calories: 403kcal
Author: Adriana Harlan -




  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease the bottom and sides of an 8-inch round cake pan with coconut oil and place a piece of parchment paper on the bottom.
  • In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients - almond flour, cacao powder, coconut sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking soda.
  • In a separate bowl whisk the eggs using a whisk, then add the coconut oil, apple sauce, honey and vanilla, and whisk to combine.
  • Using a spatula mix together the wet and dry ingredients to form a batter. Gently mix the apple slices in the batter, and spread the mixture evenly in the prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until a stick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow cake to cool completely in the pan over a cooling rack.


  • Melt the chocolate slowly in a double boiler. Stir in the coconut oil and spread the chocolate over the cake. Decorate your cake with apple slices and chocolate shavings if you like.



*Slice your apples to about 1/8-inch thin to be sure the apples cook through during baking. You can remove the skin if you prefer and use any type of apples. In the video above I used 1 medium Gala apple.
I like to bake this cake for just 20 minute to serve it very moist but you may prefer to serve it firmer, so I suggest you bake it a little longer in that case. Baking for another 5 to 10 minutes is fine and your cake will still be moist.


Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 20g