Gluten Free Paleo Chocolate Cake

skinnymixer’s Chocolate Celebration Cake

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Gluten Free Paleo Chocolate Cake

This Celebration Cake is something that my family has turned to for the last few years when getting together for birthdays and Christmas. We love it as it is gluten free and dairy free, but more importantly it is very low in sugar and doesn’t make our kids bounce off the walls.

There is no refined sugar in this recipe, the sweetness is all natural from the medjool dates, coconut sugar and sultanas.

If you want to make this look a little more festive for Christmas, I recommend arranging nuts and glacé cherries on top or creating a unique pattern with a doily and dusting with icing sugar.

For birthdays you can top with my Dairy Free Chocolate Ganache for something special. Love Nik xx

Gluten free Celebration Cake

5 from 2 votes

skinnymixer's Chocolate Celebration Cake

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Author: Skinnymixers
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Christmas
Servings: 10


  • 220 g raw almonds or almond meal
  • 100 g medjool dates seeds removed
  • 50 g raw cashew nuts
  • 60 g coconut oil or butter
  • 50 g coconut sugar or sweetener of choice (such as honey, or raw sugar)
  • 200 g coconut cream or milk
  • 100 g sultanas
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 30-50 g cacao powder


  • Preheat oven to 180°C or 350°F, grease and line a cake tin.
  • Add raw almonds to mixer bowl, mill for 15 sec/speed 9/MC on.
  • Add medjool dates and cashew nuts to mixer bowl, chop for 3 sec/speed 5/MC on.
  • Add remaining ingredients to mixer bowl, combine 5 sec/speed 4/reverse/MC on. Scrape bowl down and repeat.
  • Pour batter into prepared cake tin.
  • Bake for around 40 mins, or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Please watch your baking time, as paleo cooking is different for every oven.


Bellini Users
Use your sharp blade for this recipe.
At step 2 mill for longer if almonds aren't ground finely.
At step 3 use speed 6.
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Nutrition Facts
skinnymixer's Chocolate Celebration Cake
Amount Per Serving (110 g)
Calories 457 Calories from Fat 311
% Daily Value*
Fat 34.6g53%
Saturated Fat 11.9g74%
Sodium 196mg9%
Carbohydrates 24.5g8%
Sugar 22.3g25%
Protein 9.5g19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Hi. I used the thermie scales. But then noticed you had metric imperial as the measurement. Am I right to have just used the thermomix scales? Thanks

  2. Has anyone made this nut free? I love it as is, but would love to be able to send some with my girls to day care and preschool, so no nuts allowed!

  3. 5 stars
    One of the most delicious cakes I have eaten. This recipe is a keeper. My kids really enjoyed the cake. Thank you for a awesome recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    Made this vegan by subbing 1/2 avocado & mashed banana for the egg. Cooked for an extra 20 minutes on 160 fan forced & was delicious. So moist, everyone loved it.

  5. This cake is incredible! I made it for Xmas dinner and it was a massive hit. Loved by young and all. Plus it fits in with our dietry requirements. Winning!

  6. Made this for the 1st time today and it definitely won’t be the last. It was amazing! Can’t wait to eat more tomorrow. Delicious!

  7. Delicious! I made this cake today for the first time! Tasty, moist and best of all totally delicious and I will bake again! Perfect for a winter afternoon tea with friends, one of which was gluten free! Happy days! Don’t wait for Christmas to make this recipe!

  8. I’m so glad I didn’t wait till Christmas to make this! I made this for my husbands birthday cake and it was lovely and moist and devoured in no time, even by my cake hating 7 year old son. The good thing is it is so quick and easy to make and will be my go-to cake from now on! Thank you so much Nic!

  9. I made this today for my daughter’s birthday, but as she can’t have coconut oil or coconut milk/cream, I swapped it for butter and fresh cream. She is also not a fan of sultanas, especially in cakes so I used a mixture of dried cranberries and craisins. It was absolutely delicious! Gone in less than sixty seconds! Will definitely be making it again – thank you for the recipe!

  10. Thanks for another great recipe Nik. I have made this 3 times since Christmas – so nice to have a yummy cake option for me to take along to gatherings and have non paleo people enjoy as well 🙂

  11. Mine was slightly undercooked and sunk in the middle (my fault). However after being in the fridge a few hours it was delicious and being slightly undercooked didn’t matter at all! Hubby has requested I make it again next year.

  12. Made this for friends and family this Chrissy. It was a real challenge to not eat the entire cake!! So so so good. Friend asked for me to make them a cake as there gift rather than buying something. Thanks Nik for another awesome recipe x

  13. This is delicious!!! Not too sweet and I can’t believe it doesn’t have flour or butter, and it’s a healthy treat!! I substituted the sultanas with raisins and cranberries (didn’t have any sultanas) and I used brown sugar.

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