Am I the only one who thinks that chocolate cake is the cat's meow? Seriously, could there even be a better dessert?! If you're looking for the most satisfying, moistest, and healthiest Paleo chocolate cake, you've found it.

Paleo Moist Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Ganache Frosting

If you're looking for the most satisfying, moist-est, and healthiest chocolate cake, you've found it. You can even make it into cupcakes! And the leftovers just get better! Makes (1) 8-inch cake.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 159 kcal
Author Megan Stevens



  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease an 8-inch cake pan, round or square.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, sift together the dry ingredients: cocoa powder, cassava flour, baking soda and sea salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, blend together the wet ingredients. Alternatively, combine them in a blender.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and fold together with a rubber spatula until completely combined. Do not over-mix. There will be a few small dry pockets that remain.
  6. Pour into the greased dish.
  7. Bake for about 45 minutes in preheated oven until toothpick or knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Check early so you don't over-bake.
  8. Allow to cool slightly while preparing the frosting (see below for frosting recipe).
  9. Pour partially-cooled frosting over partially-cooled cake. Use all or just some of frosting, depending on preference.
  10. Chill in refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
  11. Serve!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Moist Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Ganache Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 216mg9%
Potassium 135mg4%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 355IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.