Chocolate Coconut Cake from King Arthur Flour


Without embellishment, this dense, moist, gluten-free chocolate cake made with coconut flour is a perfect snack to serve with coffee. With the addition of whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and/or raspberry jam, it becomes a decadent dessert for any occasion.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
1 8-inch square cake


  • ½ cup King Arthur Coconut Flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ cup Dutch-process cocoa powder

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 6 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square cake pan.

  2. Sift coconut flour and baking powder together into a bowl.

  3. Combine cocoa powder and butter in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high in 30- to 60-second increments, stirring often, until butter melts and mixture is well blended.

  4. Add sugar, eggs, vanilla, and salt to butter mixture; whisk until well combined. Whisk in flour mixture until smooth. Pour batter into the prepared pan and let rest for 10 minutes.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a cake tester inserted into the middle comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes.

  6. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack until completely cool, 30 to 45 minutes. Cut into 16 pieces.


For a loaf cake, use an 8 1/2x4 1/2-inch loaf pan and bake for 35 to 45 minutes. Cool in the pan for 30 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. The cake is easiest to slice when completely cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

121 Calories
7g Fat
13g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 121
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 3g
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 95mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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