Wow, I just realized I haven’t posted a dessert recipe since last spring – what’s up with that?
Well, I think I know.
When I first starting eating paleo over three years ago, I had a real sweet tooth to satisfy. So, I posted a heck of a lot of paleo treat recipes.
These days, I’m less interested in the sweet stuff.
I really prefer working up paleo meal and snack recipes for you that are simple, nutritious, and loaded with flavor. Quick, easy and healthy are what most paleo peeps really want I think.
But then, an idea like this gluten-free chocolate cake comes along, and there’s just no way I can resist…
This one was actually inspired by a reader who created something similar with one of my old recipes…so I thought I’d give it a whirl too.
And just a little warning for you here – this is only a paleo-friendly recipe.
While it is gluten-free, dairy-free, and free of refined sugars, there are plenty of carbs in this cake starting with the dark chocolate, honey and berries.
So, proceed with caution…
That said, this chocolate cake with it’s two-ingredient ganache frosting is pretty amazing. Rich, decadent, delicious…holy smokes it’s good. And surprisingly easy too. The gluten-free cake is a breeze to make and the non-dairy ganache is even easier.
Two cooking notes if you try this recipe: Line the bottom of the 9-inch round cake pan with parchment paper. On my first attempt I simply greased the pan…big mistake; the cake stuck. So, do both: grease it and add a round cut-out of parchment paper to the bottom of the pan. Other than that, just let the cake cool down before frosting. Then lay the ganache on thick, and top with your favorite fresh berries. To create the chocolate shavings on top, I used a potato peeler to shave the edges of a dark chocolate bar.
Enjoy, and as always, let me know what you think!