Treat Yourself to a Guilt-Free Naked Chocolate Cake
Do you have a sweet tooth and are looking for a way to indulge without any of the guilt? Look no further, because this naked chocolate cake has all of the ooey-gooey chocolate-y yumminess you’re craving and none of the remorse!
A Sweet and Sumptuous Delight
This mouthwateringly delicious naked cake delivers subtle yet decadent chocolate flavor with its moist crumb and creamy frosting. Subtle notes of cacao and coffee invoke feelings of nostalgia, while the delicate dusting of cocoa powder on top teases your taste buds with each bite.
Say Goodbye to Unhealthy Guilt-Trip Desserts
This cake does not sacrifice flavor for health. For starters, it is completely gluten-free and made with nutrient dense ingredients, like almond flour and coconut milk, so you can feel good about indulging. And you can feel even better about the fact that there is no refined sugar in the recipe, only maple syrup and medjool dates for natural sweetness.
Put Some Love Into Your Naked Cake
You don’t need to compromise on taste to enjoy this naked cake as a special treat. Top it off with your favorite nuts, fruits, or even sprinkles for an extra bit of pizazz. The sky is the limit when it comes to creativity with this cake and the variations are endless!
Naked Chocolate Cake Recipe
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder, plus more for dusting
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- For the frosting:
- 6 tablespoons coconut milk
- 6 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 medjool dates, pitted and soaked
- 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and oil an 8-inch pan with coconut oil.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, coconut sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Let the cake cool completely before frosting.
- For the frosting, combine the coconut milk, coconut oil, cocoa powder, medjool dates, and espresso powder in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Spread the frosting over the cooled cake and dust with some extra cocoa powder.
The Bottom Line
Naked Chocolate Cake is a guilt-free and gluten-free dessert with all of the deliciousness of a traditional chocolate cake, but with none of the guilt. This simple recipe is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth with a healthier alternative. Add a topping of your choice and this homemade treat will be the star of any summer gathering!