Almond Flour Chocolate Cake


This decadent Almond Flour Chocolate Cake is dense and delicious! A chocolate lover’s dream and completely gluten free!

top view of Almond Flour Chocolate Cake on a table

Why you will LOVE This Recipe

I don’t know about you, but I am ALWAYS in the mood for chocolate. And what better way to celebrate your birthday, anniversary, or really, ANYTHING at all than a decadent and rich chocolate cake? Here on the blog, we have it all; dairy free chocolate cake, keto chocolate cake, even paleo chocolate avocado cake with coconut flour- so why stop there? Let’s all give a warm welcome to this almond flour chocolate cake recipe as we welcome it to the fam! This cake is seriously rich, insanely chocolatey, and is completely gluten-free. It’s also loaded with healthy fat and protein, thanks to the almond flour that was used to make it. You are going to love how tasty this cake is, and I have to say that I know you will agree it’s the perfect choice of dessert for your next get together!

Almond Flour Chocolate Cake Texture

When I think of chocolate cake, I think of a moist and tender slice with smooth and silky frosting. This cake has a bit of a different texture, but I guarantee you’ll be into it! It’s a bit more dense, similar to a brownie, but still VERY indulgent and satisfying. 

a slice of Almond Flour Chocolate Cake on a small plate

Ingredients Needed

This low-carb chocolate cake recipe almond flour calls for typical cake ingredients, while leaving out the wheat flour for almond flour. Here’s the rundown on everything you will need to pull together to make it at home:

For the Cake:

  • Almond Flour
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract

For the Frosting:

  • Unsalted Butter
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Salt
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Milk

How to make Almond Flour Chocolate Cake


Line the bottom of a cake pan with parchment paper, rubbing the sides with oil. Turn on the oven and let it preheat while you make the batter. 


In a large bowl, add the almond flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt, whisking to combine. Add in the eggs, milk and vanilla and continue whisking until thoroughly combined. 


Using a spatula, transfer the batter into the prepared pan and place it in the oven to bake until a toothpick comes out clean. 

Make the Frosting

Once the cake has cooled completely, whip the butter with an electric hand mixer. Add in the remaining frosting ingredients and whip until smooth. Spread on the cake. 


Slice the cake, then serve and enjoy!

Almond Flour Chocolate Cake with a slice cut out

How to store Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Almond Flour

I recommend storing this cake in an airtight container in the fridge. It will last for about 3-5 days but I recommend you enjoy it fresh as that’s when it tastes best!

How to freeze Cake

You can most definitely freeze this cake. If you want to freeze it whole, first freeze it solid on a pan then wrap it in plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container and label it with the date. It will last up to 3 months in the freezer!

Chocolate Cake FAQ

Can I substitute almond flour for regular flour? 

For this recipe, I have only tried almond flour. Regular flour should work, too, so if you give it a go, let me know how it turns out!

What is the difference between almond flour and almond meal?

Almond flour is made from ground up almonds that have had their peels removed, so it is much softer and less coarse than almond meal, which is made from almonds with the skin still on.

Does almond flour make a cake moist?

It sure does! Almonds contain healthy fats and oils that aid in keeping your cake nice and moist and tender!

Do I have to weigh my flour?

While you do not have to weigh your flour, I do highly recommend it. It will make the texture the best it can be, as it is the most accurate kind of measurement.

How long does cake last in the fridge?

This cake will last about 3-5 days in the fridge, but I think it’s best enjoyed fresh!

a slice of Almond Flour Chocolate Cake being cut out of the cake

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Almond Flour Chocolate Cake

This decadent Almond Flour Chocolate Cake is dense and delicious! A chocolate lover’s dream and completely gluten free!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 People
Calories 474kcal
Author Taylor Kiser


  • 2 Cup Almond flour (200g)
  • 1 Cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa powder (46g)
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 4 Large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp Milk, of choice
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract

For the frosting

  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 Cup Powdered sugar (110g)
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa powder (22g)
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp Milk, of choice


  • Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees and line the bottom of a 9 inch cake pan with parchment paper, spraying the sides with cooking spray or oil.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add in the eggs, milk and vanilla and whisk until combined.
  • Transfer to the pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Let cool in the pan completely.
  • Once the cake is cooled, beat the butter in a large bowl using an electric hand mixer until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and beat until fluffy.
  • Spread on the top of the cake.



Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 3mg
Almond Flour Chocolate Cake collage photo


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