Flourless Paleo Vegan Chocolate Cake (Keto, Low Carb)

A flourless eggless chocolate cake recipe which happens to be vegan and paleo friendly! Moist yet fluffy, this keto flourless chocolate cake happens to also be low carb and sugar free. Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free.

Flourless Keto Chocolate Cake topped with frosting

Flourless Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe

Everyone needs a healthy chocolate cake recipe which is easy, quick and needs minimal ingredients. As someone who enjoys eating cake a little too often for my own good, I know that using healthy, filling ingredients will make me feel a little less guilty, and part of my everyday diet!

This comes with two options- A flourless chocolate cake without eggs (the vegan and gluten-free one!) and a keto chocolate cake, made with coconut flour. 

The eggless, vegan and gluten-free version is based around rolled oats (flourless!) and sweet potato, giving it the perfect texture. It is also lower in fat and high in fiber. 

The keto and low carb version is made using coconut flour and is 100% sugar free, but you’d never tell. It is slightly more dense than the flourless version, but nothing some smooth, creamy frosting can’t help!

Regardless of which version you make, you NEED to give it the frosting treatment. It’s fool-proof and needs just two ingredients- You can even store leftovers in the fridge to frost some other cakes, like this sweet potato vegan chocolate cake and this flourless zucchini chocolate cake

a slice of Flourless Keto Chocolate Cake

How to make paleo vegan chocolate frosting (2 Ingredients!)

I often get asked how to make a healthy chocolate frosting without butter or powdered sugar. It’s an easy hack, and as mentioned earlier, needs two ingredients- A chocolate frosting made with chocolate chips and coconut cream!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (full fat)
  • 3/4 chocolate chips of choice
  1. Place a can of coconut cream or coconut milk in the refrigerator until chilled.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, melt your chocolate chips of choice. Once melted, whisk in your coconut milk or cream until combined. 
  3. Pour over your cake and refrigerate- It will firm up as pictured and when at room temperature, have an ultra fudgy texture.

A note on the chocolate chips- I either use these paleo vegan chocolate chips (they taste great on their own!) or these stevia sweetened chocolate chips. The latter are keto-friendly, low carb and sugar free! 

Flourless Keto Chocolate Cake stacked on top of one another.

How to make a flax egg

The interwebs are filled with variations of how to make the perfect flax egg. My personal favorite way to do so is as follows-

For one flax egg, I combine 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed (make sure they are ground, it can often be referred to as flax meal) with 3 tablespoons of warm water. I usually refrigerate it for 30 minutes, until a gel texture is formed. 

Are all flourless cakes gluten-free?

While this recipe is vegan, paleo and ketogenic friendly, it is also 100% gluten-free!

Saying that, not ALL flourless cakes are gluten-free. They may contain no flour, but other ingredients could have traces of gluten in them. Be cautious and keep a wary eye on the ingredients used. 

Can you freeze a flourless chocolate cake?

I can only speak for my own recipes but YES- You can freeze this flourless chocolate cake. In fact, I freeze most of my recipes to not only provide that as an option, but I can only go through so many desserts or breakfasts in one!

To enjoy this flourless chocolate cake from a frozen state, thaw overnight in the fridge, before allowing to thaw at room temperature the day of consumption. 

DO NOT reheat using an oven or microwave, as this will thaw and cook it at the same time. 

Flourless Keto Chocolate Cake

Enjoy a healthy chocolate cake every single day, with this deliciously moist, fluffy and deceptively nutritious cake. Protein packed and 100% sugar free, it’s the guilt-free snack or dessert to enjoy anytime…even for breakfast!

Flourless Keto Chocolate Cake

Flourless Paleo Vegan Chocolate Cake (Keto, Low Carb)

A flourless eggless chocolate cake recipe which happens to be vegan and paleo friendly! Moist yet fluffy, this keto flourless chocolate cake happens to also be low carb and sugar free. Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free.
4.38 from 29 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, chocolate, flourless, keto
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 16 Servings
Calories: 138kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

For the Flourless Version (Vegan, Gluten Free, Sugar Free)

For the Keto, Paleo, Low Carb option

For the chocolate frosting (Optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit/180 degrees Celcius. Line and grease an 8 x 8-inch square pan with parchment paper and set aside. 
  • In a high-speed blender or food processor, combine all your ingredients and blend until a thick batter remains. Ensure you regularly scrape down the sides to ensure all the ingredients are fully incorporated. 
  • Pour the batter in the lined pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a skewer comes out the center. Allow cooling in the pan for 10 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once cool, make your frosting and refrigerate to firm up slightly. Once smooth and spreadable, pour over your cake and refrigerate. Cut into slices. 

Notes

* If the batter is too thick, add an extra tablespoon or two of milk of choice. Unsweetened almond or coconut milk works best.
Flourless Paleo Vegan Chocolate Cake (Keto, Low Carb) can be kept refrigerated for up to 1 week, or freezer friendly for up to 2 months. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 3% | Vitamin C: 3% | Calcium: 1% | Iron: 2%

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Flourless Keto Chocolate Cake in a collage

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58 thoughts on “Flourless Paleo Vegan Chocolate Cake (Keto, Low Carb)

  1. Goodness I don’t know which version of the cake to make first! Chocolate will always be my favorite cake 🙂

  2. While this recipe could possibly fall into a low carb catagory (higher carb count) it is absolutely not keto friendly.
    Oats and sweet potatoes are not allowed on a keto WOE.

    1. Debra D, you should read the entire recipe before posting negativity. It shows options for different diets.
      How about a thank you for sharing this & Looks delicious!

  3. Is the the Nutrition facts for the flourless/vegan…or the keto/low carb?
    I’ve not made ‘desserts’ yet on my keto way of eating, and just want to have my macros correct for keeping my daily log on my Carb Manager app.
    THANKS!

  4. You have the macros listed per slice but I dont see where it says how many slices come from the cake? I want to check so I don’t cut thet too big.

  5. Hi, I would love to try the keto recipe. is it correct 1/4 only for coco flour? I assume then is quite small? if I want it bigger what is the coco flour egg ratio 1/4 – 3 eggs always? thank you

  6. Have you ever tried scaling down this recipe for a personal sized cake? Or tried baking in smaller pans for multiple individual cakes? I would like to bake the keto version but I can’t finish a whole 8×8 pan by myself.

  7. I’m making the Paleo version, but with only 2T of cocoa, it is not very brown (chocolate). Is there something missing in the recipe?


  8. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I was looking for something to make for Easter that didn’t use almond flour since my brother-in-law is a allergic to nuts and I found your recipe thank you so much for sharing having a hard time finding recipes with out almond flour. I made it for Easter and it was a big hit I am made it for my mom for mother’s day thanks. Hope you have a blessed day.

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